'When I saw the vastness of the white landscape, my mind was overwhelmed with clarity'- Jimmy Nelson
Arctic Tundra, Vankarem, Chukotka
Ancient legends and archaeological evidence suggest that Chukchi takeover of Chukotka was anything but peaceful.
Unlike other native groups of Siberia, they were fiercely militant and have never been conquered by Russian troops. Under Soviet rule, the Chukchi people endured mass imprisonment and destruction of their traditional culture.