He thanked the young family for preserving the indigenous North peoples traditions
Yakutia 24 TV channel: Aisen Nikolaev met with the Lebedevs reindeer herders in Topolinoye village.
Vasily Lebedev is the team leader of the reindeer herd in “Tompo” agricultural cooperative, he breeds 420 deer. His wife Evdokia Lebedeva works as a plumbing worker. Spouses bring up three children. The eldest daughter lives with her grandmother and goes to school in Topolin, the little children roam the taiga with their family.
The reindeer herder tells that they are at the village now since their youngest son Zakhar has a toothache and they need a dentist. The family got to the village for eight days on reindeer sleigh. Snowmobiles are not used in such distances due to the danger of damage and high gas mileage.
Aisen Nikolaev asked about the payment of benefits for children. “All benefits to the children, who work with their families in the taiga, must be paid in full. Both social services and the municipality should take care of this,” he says.
He thanked Lebedev for preserving the culture of the indigenous peoples of the North, wished him success in his work and presented a gas generator to his young family.
Today, there are over 100 reindeer husbandry in Yakutia, 1,3 thousand people work there. The number of livestock is more than 160 thousand deer in all farms in the republic.