Dr. Davydov Deputy Director for Research, Museum of Anthropology and Ethnography, Russian Academy of Sciences

Modern Culture and Crafts, Folklore Groups, Professional Art

The Taymyr Peninsula and the Republic of Sakha (Yakutia) have famous Dolgan folklore ensembles, such as the Aroduy choir and the Chokurkaan singing and dancing ensemble in the Krasnoyarsk territory and the Kheiro ethnic ensemble in the Sakha Republic (Yakutia). There is a policy in place that actively promotes preserving and developing Dolgan ethnic art. For instance, on March 1, 2019, the Dolgan Arctic Palace of Culture and Art of Peoples of the North was opened in the village of Yuryung-Khaya of the Anabar ethnic (Dolgan-Evenk) district. This is the only Dolgan ethnic community in the Republic of Sakha (Yakutia). The Palace of culture houses ethnic ensembles and choirs, all kinds of clubs teaching handicrafts and folk arts, and playing various instruments; they also hold master classes.

The north of the Krasnoyarsk territory and the Republic of Sakha (Yakutia) hold various events aimed at preserving and popularizing folklore and manifesting the uniqueness and continuity of traditions and customs of indigenous peoples.





Elden Suhuma. Applied Arts of Anabar Dolgans was published in 2013 featuring many illustrations and materials on applied arts and creative output of the Dolgans living in the Anabar (Dolgan-Evenk) ulus since times immemorial and up until now.

The Taymyr Folk Art House in the city of Dudinka plays a crucial role in preserving and promoting Dolgan culture as it is engaged in active cooperation with local artisans and organizes ethnographic expeditions.