National Geographic : 1919 Apr
Photographs by'Nathalie Loubovitsky HAY AND GRASS GROW ABUNDANTLY DURING THE BRIEI SUMMER MONTHS, WHEN THE SUN SHINES ALMOST CONTINUOUSLY "NIGHT" AND DAY Most of the northern coast of the Kola Peninsula is a vast expanse of bogs, but where there is natural drainage the vegetation is luxuriant during the few weeks when the sun is constantly above the horizon. Small quantities of potatoes, rye, and barley are also raised. A MONK OF PECHENGA(TO THE RIGHT) AND AWORKMAN EMPLOYED AT THE MONASTERY ROWING OUT TO MEETAPASSING STEAMER The religious recluses inthis outpost ofChristianity derive some in come from the down ofthe eider ducks which they gather on the near-by Aino Islands. Theeider-down iscollected without destroying the nests or frightening thebirds.