The Taimyr Peninsula, the northernmost in Eurasia, is known mainly for the Putorana Plateau, which is popular among tourists, and the Nornickel Company. Few people know about the people who were the first to cross the Putorana Mountains and were the first metallurgists here. The Volochanka village is located exactly in the middle of Taimyr. Half of its inhabitants are Dolgans, a Turkic people related to the Yakuts. Half are Nganasans, the Samoyed nomadic hunters.
According to official figures, fewer than 900 Nganasan remain in the world. In reality, no more than a hundred speaks the native language. According to scientists' forecasts, wild reindeer, which are hunted by indigenous people, may disappear by 2025 due to global warming, pollution and poaching. Then the traditional way of life will be completely lost.