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Dog-sled racing originated centuries ago in Siberia and Chukotka, but has been adopted by the Alaskans and Canadians since. Ten years ago, dog-sled from Kamchatka enthusiasts decided to revive this tradition by starting up the Beringia race, which has taken place every two or three years since then. The race is run from a village in Kamchatka region (e.g. Esso) through Palana in the Koryak region to a village in the far north (e.g. Markovo). The Esso-Markovo route, at 1,980 km, is the longest dog-sled route in the world and takes three weeks.)
The Arctic is a Homeland, by Piers Vitebsky.
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