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A talk in Cambridge

9th May 2005

Dear all,
We have been sent this by a sister organisation in Cambridge.
Best wishes
Anna

The Cambridge Russian-Speaking society is delighted to invite you to a
talk by Dr Piers Vitebsky – "LIVING WITH REINDEER AND SPIRITS IN SIBERIA"

WHEN: Tuesday, 17th May 2005, 7:30pm
WHERE: Scott Polar Research Institute, Lensfield Rd, Cambridge

Wine reception afterwards.

Come an find out about:
– the people of Eveny in north-east Siberia, the coldest inhabited region in the world; – the interplay of domestic life and power politics, which is both intimate and epic; – the Eveny's intense partnership with the reindeer, an extraordinary animal that has sustained human life in extreme conditions, as they migrate over the swamps, ice-sheets and mountain peaks; – unforgettable gallery of images and personalities, including shamans, psychics, wolves, bears, dogs, Communist Party bosses, daredevil aviators, spirits of fires and rivers, and ancestors in graves…

ABOUT THE SPEAKER:
Dr Piers Vitebsky studied ancient languages before becoming an anthropologist. He is the Head of Anthropology and Russian Northern Studies at the Scott Polar Research Institute at the University of Cambridge. He has been studying the life of Northern peoples of Russia for the last 20 years, and will be returning straight from Siberia the day before the talk! Entrance: free (members), 2 pounds (non-members), 1 pound
(concessions).

Everyone is more than welcome!

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