Yuri Rytkheu

Yuri Rytkheu was a Chukchi writer from Russia, born on March 8, 1930, in the village of Uelen, Chukotka. He is considered one of the most prominent figures in indigenous Siberian literature. Rytkheu wrote novels, short stories, and essays, often drawing on his Chukchi heritage and the traditions and stories of his people. His works have been translated into many languages, contributing to the global understanding of the culture and challenges faced by the Chukchi and other indigenous peoples of the Russian Far East. He passed away on May 14, 2008.


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  1. 1. A Dream In Polar Fog

    "A Dream In Polar Fog" is a captivating and poignant tale that follows the journey of John MacLennan, a Scottish whaler who becomes stranded in the Arctic. As he navigates the harsh and unforgiving landscape, MacLennan encounters the indigenous Chukchi people and forms a deep bond with a young Chukchi boy named Khariton. Through their shared experiences and cultural exchange, the novel explores themes of identity, survival, and the power of human connection amidst the backdrop of the Arctic wilderness.

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