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    Indigenous peoples in Russia

    Of the more than 180 peoples inhabiting the territory of contemporary Russia, 40 are officially recognised as indigenous. While the Russian constitution and national legislation set out the rights of “indigenous minority peoples of the North”, there is no such concept as “Free, Prior and Informed Consent” enshrined in legislation.
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Russia: Residents of Northern Yakutia feel devastating effects of global warming

According to the Russian news agency Vostok-Media, Chukchi representatives from Yakutia say, that their community might disappear within the next decade. This is what Villagers of Kolymskoye told the Russian news agency Vostok-Media, responding to questions about the impact of the record summer heat, which has hit the Far North East of Sakha (Yakutia), a giant autonomous territory in Russia’s Far East, within which the world’s coldest permanently inhabited places are located. Candidate Organisation Chamber

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