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Vladimir Etylin

Photo courtesy of Vladimir Etlyn

Vladimir Etylin

Vladimir Etylin, Chukchi, currently resides in Anadyr’ on the Chukotka Peninsula in northeast Siberia, Russia. He is the founder of the Union of Reindeer Breeders of Russia, an organization created to protect reindeer herding in Chukotka and is on the board of International Centre for Reindeer Husbandry. In 2000, he established an independent humanitarian aid organization called Poliarnaia zvezda (“Polar Star”), which focuses on neglected villages in western Chukotka. Mr. Etylin has also served as a representative in the Russian parliament andGovernor’s advisor of Chukotka Autonomous Okrug, as well as head of the political organization, Chukotka Revival. [Last updated in 2013]