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Khantia-Mansia

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Khantia-Mansia: Russian richest oil province

Khantia-Mansia (Russian: Ха́нты-Манси́йский автоно́мный о́круг KHAHN-tyh muhn-SEE-skee uhv-tah-NOHM-nee OH-krook), historically known as Yugra, is an autonomous okrug in Russia's Urals Region.

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  • Beryozovo — a small town, a prominent exile destination for many famous Russians, including Prince Menshikov, Prince Ivan Dolgoruky, as well as many of the Decembrists; retains a cathedral
  • Khanty-Mansiysk — administrative center of the region, which looks like the "Mars face" from satellite imagery!
  • Nizhnevartovsk — one of the richest cities in Russia; locals make ice parks in the winter complete with sculptures and ice slides
  • Surgut — founded in 1594, Surgut is a major oil and gas production center and the largest city in the region

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Believed to be the origin of the Magyars, ancestors of present day Hungarians, Khantia-Mansia is home to tiny but ancient cultures of the Khanti and Mansi peoples. The Khanti and Mansi languages are the closest extant relatives of modern Hungarian.

Khantia-Mansia is of exceptional importance to Russia, as it produces the majority of the country's oil.

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Both Khanti and Mansi share official status with Russian, but are not very widely spoken. Everyone will understand Russian.

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Traditional box - Kornevatik

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  • Museum of Nature and Man in Khanty-Mansiysk[1].
  • Torum Maa (Торум Маа) - ethnographic open-air camp in the heart of the capital.
  • Museum of geology, oil and gas[2]

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Traditional holidays[edit]

  • 7 April - Craven day. Craven is the symbol of the sun. Usually celebrated in Torum Maa.
  • Spring, (after the ice breaks),(Berezovo region) - Water King Vitkhon Holiday.
  • July, (Nizhnevartovsk region) - Oblas Holiday. Oblas is a canoe-type boat.
  • 23 February, (Nizhnevartovsk and Berezovo regions) - Day of Reindeer breeder.
  • March - Bear Day.

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