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By Rick Tetzeli | 10-21-2010 | 10:09 AM
In “The $15 Trillion Treasure at the End of the World” Josh Hammer chronicles the Russian effort to control the market for Arctic natural resources. Russia’s efforts center around the Yamal Peninsula, a finger of land extending north from Siberia into the Arctic Circle, where the Russian gas company Gazprom is drilling for natural gas. For years, a tribe called the Nenets has lived on the peninsula. What follows is a photographic chronicle of the battle between their historic existence and the encroaching presence of Gazprom.
Photographs by Jeremy Nicholl