National Geographic : 1919 Apr
ON THE BLEAK TUNDRAS OF ARCTIC RUSSIA Many years ago the Russian Government made a brave effort to colonize this part of its vast domain, but the attempt proved abortive. The colonists cut away even the sparse woods which the region supported and introduced vodka among the native Lapps. The result was mutually tragic. Photographs by Nathalie Loubovitsky CODFISH HUNG OUT TO DRY AT A POPULOUS FISHING SETTLEMENT ON THE MURMAN COAST These villages, where only men are to be found, present a curious aspect in summer. The fisher-folk come and go, busy night and day repairing their tackle and cleaning their catch. It is a land of the midnight sun, but no tourists ever find their way to it.