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FILM SELECTION “THE WAY I SEE THE ARCTIC”
From rural teacher to recognized local historian to enemy of the Soviet system. Timofei Evsevyev (Evseyev) was one of the first ethnographers and folklorists to unveil the secrets of the rites practiced by his people. The handwritten manuscripts he started writing more than a century ago now comprise the “golden pool” of the indigenous culture of Mari and are of value for the entire Finno-Ugric world. A recognized international scientist, Evsevyev was sentenced to death by the country whose legacy he worshipped and protected.