Arctic communities

Ethnosystem of Russian Arctic in the Context of Northern Ecosystem: Understanding the Specific of Ethnopolitics in Polar Mega-Region

This paper examines crucial characteristics of the ethnopolitical situation at Russian Arctic and sub-Arctic. Accumulated and deferred ethnic problems of the region are in the center of analysis. The authors proposes the new analytical perspective – to consider the ethnosystem of the Arctic in close connection with the polar ecosystem which allows for ethnopolitical analysis in terms of a single eco-social system.