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Yugra glorifies its craftsmen
© RIA Novosti. Alexey Malgavko

Yugra glorifies its craftsmen

On the International Day of the World's Indigenous Peoples, celebrated on August 10, Yugra hosted a craftsmanship contest, Glorifying the Worker, the press service of the governor of the Khanty-Mansi Autonomous Area — Yugra reported on its website.

The contest brought together 15 craftsmen from six entities of the Ural Federal District. Within four hours, they created artwork from natural materials — a ladle carved from wood, a birchbark plate and a leather handbag.

Yury Denyayev from the Chelyabinsk Region won the best wood carver award, Yakov Salinder from the Yamal-Nenets Autonomous Region came out on top in leatherwork, and Vladimir Denyaev, also from the Chelyabinsk Region, took the prize in birchbark.

On behalf of the Yugra government, the Shestalov prize for an outstanding contribution to preserving and developing the native languages, literature, folklore and traditional culture of the indigenous peoples of the North was awarded to the Ely Khotal community from Uray and to Svetlana Popova, a leading researcher at the Obsko-Ugorsky Institute of Applied Research in Khanty-Mansiysk.