National Geographic : 1919 Apr
A ZIRINIAN AND HIS FLEET-FOOTED FOUR-IN-HAND During the nineteenth century a few Zirinians (also called Syrenians), a nomadic people residing on the west side of the Urals, migrated to Lapland in an effort to outrun a dis ease which was destroying their herds of reindeer. The animals which they brought with them were of a splendid stock. The Zirinians are skillful in handicraft and are excellent hunters. Photographs by Nathalie Loubovitsky PECHENGA MONKS AT WORK ON TIMBERS FOR A HIGHWAY BRIDGE Wood is an extremely valuable commodity along the Arctic coast, but there are vast forests of birch and pine in the interior. Under the imperial regime the forests were strictly regulated by the administration of Archangel.