Re: CHAT: I'm back
|From:||Pavel Iosad <edricson@...>|
|Date:||Monday, August 11, 2003, 16:59|
> Or I can, if he can't. It would make a good basis
> for your article on IB's Nyenecye-Ja! [Hint
Hm, I think I have an idea about that. Way back in 1943, the Nenets
raised a revolt in the Bol'shaya Zeml'a Tundra - Ngarka Ja (just west of
the Urals), supported by some to the east, in Salyangard. Aided by the
enemy inroads on the northern shore, they manage to fend off several
Russian special service attacks. Since the regular army is away at war,
the rebellious Nenets capture Pustozersk and there they hold a
Mandalada, where they proclaim the independent Nyenecye-Ja. They are
joined by large groups of Nenets from the Yamal regions, as well as by
the Forest Nenets and a group of Kolva Komi. Pustozersk is renamed
Narjan-Mar, in remembrance of the blood spilled for independence.
The Russians cannot spare enough forces to fight the Nenets, and are
forced to leave them alone for a while under the condition that
Nyenecye-Ja does not enter the war against them. After the war, they
leave them totally alone.
Nyenecye-Ja then comprises what is now the Nenets AD as far as the Kanin
Peninsula, part of modern Komi republic up the Kolva and around Inta /
Vorkuta, as well as large territories in the Yamal peninsula and up the
Ob', Pur, and Taz. To the east its borders go as far as the Yenisey.
(I'm afraid this is a major redrawal of Jan's proposals at
http://www.geocities.com/wenedyk/ib/russia_map.html . I'll draw a map of
It's capital is Narjan-Mar, with Labitnangi-Salyangard the major port on
the Ob'. The Nenets have largely retained their traditional habitat and
ways, except for the cities, which have only been suffering an insurge
from the tundra in the latest 15 or so years. It is not a very
prosperous nation, consequently, and much of its territory is under
effective control by foreign companies in search of gas and oil, though
strict, KGB-style control is administered by the government lest they
interfere with the traditional way of life. Lately, much income has been
coming from tourism.
(Now what I like is that a revolt *did* happen in 1943, but was of
course brutally crushed)
> > Nyenecye-Ja, rather :))) You just wait., I
> > still have a whole Man to look after :)
> That as well! Anything new from the Manouwack
> contingent, then?
Umm, yes. Not much on Manoeg per se, but much on Man itself. I'll try
and write something up before September (I'm afraid I'll have a very
busy term in Sept-Jan).
Pavel Iosad email@example.com
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