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. Last Updated: 07/27/2016

Life Above the Arctic Circle

A Photo Essay

Temperatures of minus 25 degrees Celsius don?t scare people in Ust-Port, a village in Taimyr.

On a recent afternoon, children play (above) as local men unload a Red Cross delivery of first-aid kits (below).

A snowmobile speeds down a village street with a sled in tow.

Prices in the store (right) are up to three times those in Moscow. Only vodka is fairly cheap. Below, Nina and Olga slur their speech as they greet visitors in their house.