The project was supported by the Russian Science Foundation.

The research project aimed at identifying and assessing factors responsible for social behavior of the population of the Russian Arctic (Far North) in order to find out how actual and potential changes in the Arctic affect perceived life trajectories of young Northerners. The target group included both indigenous and non-indigenous people, women and men between 25 and 30 who live in small northern settlements and in larger industrial towns. Research team has collected comparable data from several Northern regions: Murmansk and Arkhangelsk Oblast; Yamal-Nenets Okrug; Taimyr; Sakha (Yakutia); Chukotka and Kamchatka.

The project concluded in 2016, resulting in several publications including 5 articles in Sibirica: Interdisciplinary Journal of Siberian Studies (#3, 2017). The researchers are now preparing a multi-authored monograph based on the results of the project.

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