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Born and raised in Arkhangelsk, Nikolai Gernet has a broad educational background in music and medicine, yet in the end, life led him toward journalism. He has worked in various local, regional and national media as a designer, photographer and journalist. At present, he works for the information department of Arkhangelsk mayor's office. He loves to explore the history and geography of the North and has bicycled around Scandinavia and Arkhangelsk oblast. He took part in the Yasavey project in 2005 and 2008.
Russian Life:Jan/Feb 2009 The assignment sounded simple enough: provide medical and cultural support to a small, indigenous population... But it was in the remote Kanin Peninsula, between the Arctic and Barents Seas. Nikolai Gernet nonetheless jumped at the opportunity and brought back this story of the nomadic Nenets reindeer herders. Author: Nikolai Gernet Translator:Paul E. Richardson Buy a Copy of this Issue