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«Местные» и «приезжие» на Ямале: социальные границы и вариативность миграционного опыта

Western Siberia and the entire circumpolar region have become an obvious migrant
destination for newcomers from the European part of the country, the national republics, and
Southern Siberia. Unlike the rest of Siberia, the oil- and gas-rich North is still a migration
magnet for the whole of the former Soviet Union. The paper is dedicated to research into the
contemporary social environment of the village Yar-Sale in Yamal. The research is focused
on the migration experience of the recent newcomers and their relations with the aboriginal
inhabitants.  Special  attention  is  paid  to  such  notions  as  ‘local’/  ‘newly  arrived’,  ‘kin’/
‘stranger’. I assume that these boundaries are flexible. A newcomer could become a local, and
outsiders  could  become  kin.  Ethnic  background  and  duration  of  stay  in  the  region  are  not
always crucial for this transition.