Forest Enets

My father

The narrator tells tales about his father, a Forest Enets man, and his relations with members of the Soviet army. Imprisoned before the war for an argument with a member of the district committee, the father is released during the war and becomes a chairman as well as a reindeer herder.

Recording: The text was recorded in Potapovo in 2009 by Andrey Shluinsky and Maria Ovsjannikova. It was transcribed by Andrey Shluinsky with the help of Vitalij Bolin and glossed by Andrey Shluinsky.