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April 29, 2017

21 Fascinating Vintage Photographs That Capture Everyday Life of Siberia From the Early 1900s

Siberia is an extensive geographical region, and by the broadest definition is also known as North Asia. Siberia has historically been a part of Russia since the 17th century. With an area of 13.1 million square kilometres, Siberia accounts for 77% of Russia's land area, but it is home to just 40 million people – 27% of the country's population. This is equivalent to an average population density of about 3 inhabitants per square kilometre, making Siberia one of the most sparsely populated regions on Earth.

The origin of the name is unknown. Some sources say that "Siberia" originates from the Siberian Tatar word for "sleeping land." Another account sees the name as the ancient tribal ethnonym of the Sirtya (also "Syopyr"), a folk, which spoke a language that later evolved into the Ugric languages. This ethnic group was later assimilated to the Siberian Tatar people.

Here’s some pictures of the people of Yenisei province, Siberia from the early 1900s.



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