The exhibition in the Russian museum for Ethnography aims to present one of the most significant and striking demonstrations of the cultural identity of the Soviet peoples – folk costumes.
Traditional crafts and trades – from the past to the present
(from the collection of the Russian Museum of Ethnography)
For most of us the Arctic is an enigmatic “ice corner” of our planet with numerous shining white icebergs and ice covered seas, endless polar days and nights; it is the land of unlimited domain of the cold and the source of constant challenges to man, the place of self-sacrifices and achievements. It’s here, on the territory of extreme natural, cultural and value contrasts, where the hidden potential of culture, its flexibility and endurance emerge allowing man not only survive in hardly suitable for life environment, but make the Arctic a part of his cultural space.