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Reindeer-breeders and hunters to gather for 55th conference
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Reindeer-breeders and hunters to gather for 55th conference

On April 2-3, the 55th conference of reindeer-breeders and hunters will take place in the village of Yar-Sal, Yamal district of the Yamal-Nenets Autonomous Area, Sever-Press news agency reported quoting Roman Gerevich, Deputy Head of the Yamal district.

At an industry meeting on April 2, directors of agricultural companies and communities in addition to top officials of fuel and energy providers will speak for the first time in front of the reindeer-breeders. Local companies, athletes and reindeer-sledge teams will take part in a parade on the second day of the conference.

"This year, around one hundred reindeer-sledge teams will participate in the race. The winner will get a four-stroke snowmobile costing 900,000 rubles," Gerevich said.

According to the deputy head of the district, earlier competitions consisted of single reindeer sledges while now pairs can compete. As part of the conference festivities, students of local foster homes will take part in traditional sports competitions.