Vauli Piettomin

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Vauli Piettomin


Years of birth and death unknown. Leader of the uprising of the Nentsi poor during the 1830’s and 1840’s; a Nenets of the lower tundra of the Taz River (now Yamal-Nenets Okrug of Tiumen’ Oblast).

Leading an armed detachment, Vauli Piettomin waged a struggle against the local princelings, wealthy reindeer-breeders, merchants, and tsarist officials. In January 1841 he approached Obdorsk with a detachment of 400 fighting men. Along with his closest comrades, he was taken prisoner through deceitful means. They were exiled at hard labor to Eastern Siberia, where Vauli Piettomin died.


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Utkov, V. “Vauli Piettomin.” Sibirskie ogni, 1940, nos. 4-5.
Istoriia Sibiri s drevneishikh vremen do nashikh dnei, vol. 2. Leningrad, 1968.
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