Anderson and Nuttall - Chapter 09
The collapse of the Soviet Union in 1991 had far-reaching effects that
precipitated social transformation throughout Russian society.
Although most of the information that reaches the West concerns the
more visible locales, such as Moscow, the most cataclysmic changes
occurred in rural areas far from Moscow, about which little is generally
heard. This paper concerns one particular region of the North that is
located as far from Moscow as one can go in Russia — the far northeastern
Chukotka Autonomous Region. It concerns, moreover, one of
the key economies of the North, reindeer herding, which is also one of
the economies most severely affected by the post-Soviet transformation.