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The Horse of Sakha

Ethnic Symbol in Post-Communist Sakha Republic (Iakutiia)

Emilie Maj

This report is on contemporary processes related to horse breeding in Sakha (Iakutiia), northeastern Russia. I demonstrate the importance of the horse figure in the philosophy of the Sakha, a hunting and herding people of Siberia, as well as the parallelism between the diminishing utilitarian function of the horse and reinforcing symbolism in the post-communist context.

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Zoia Tarasova

the North Caucasus The Republic of Sakha (Yakutia) lies in northeastern Siberia and is part of Russia's Far Eastern Federal District. Before its colonization by the Russian Empire in 1632, it was inhabited by cattle- and horse-breeding Sakha (Yakut

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Manufacturing a Multifunctional Countryside

Operational Landscapes, Urban Desire, and the French State, 1945–1976

Venus Bivar

increased development would add to competition for lands. 30 For example, when the SAFER of Centre was faced with the possibility of losing good farmland to a second-home owner who wanted to establish a horse-breeding facility, it promptly intervened to

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Temperamental Differences

The Shifting Political Implications of Cousin Marriage in Nineteenth-Century America

Susan McKinnon

–483) takes up the issue in relation to the inbreeding of various species, both domestic and wild. With regard to horse breeding, especially those known as Morgan horses, Bell notes (ibid.: 482): Breeding from kindred has been so common among them, that some