Kanin Peninsula


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Kanin Peninsula

 

a peninsula in the northern European part of the USSR, in Arkhangel’sk Oblast, RSFSR. The peninsula separates the northern part of the White Sea from the shallow Cheshskaia Guba of the Barents Sea; it has an area of about 10, 500 sq km. In the extensive northern part is a plateaulike mountain ridge, Kanin Kamen’, composed of crystalline schists, with elevations up to 242 m. To the northwest the peninsula ends in the rocky cape Kanin Nos; to the southeast, in the Mikul’kin Cape. The rest of the peninsula is monotonous, flat, low-lying and marsh-ridden tundra plain, composed of washed-up glacial and marine deposits with individual moraine hills 70–80 m high. There is fishing and trapping of aquatic animals off the coast.

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The topics covered in this book include the Polar Census and the architecture of enumeration, the interpretation of Nenets demography in the first third of the 20th century, household structure in the multi-ethnic Barents region, the sustainable landscape and the Arctic fox trade in the European north of Russia 1926-27, the origin of reindeer herding as a sector on the Kanin Peninsula, and subsistence and residence in the Putoran Uplands and Taimyr Lowlands 1926-27.