"In Russia, everyone is indigenous."

Opening of the fourteenth session of the UN Permanent Forum on Indigenous Issues. UN Photo/Loey Felipe

A popular saying holds that "In Russia, everyone is indigenous."

Russia is home to more than 70 minority groups, but only 45 of them are recognized by the state.

The groups inhabit territories belonging to Siberia, the Russian North or the Russian Far East and are comprised of approximately 316,000 people.

Sustainable development of indigenous peoples is at the forefront at the UN headquarters in New York this week, where among other countries, Russia is sharing its experiences.

Cathrine Hasselberg reports.

Duration: 2’11″

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