Sergey the Khanty keeper of Lake Imlor!
MK Nature Design has found someone new to be concerned about! Sergey Kechimov is the keeper of Lake Imlor in Siberia, Russia. The responsibility of taking care of the lake has been passed down from generation to generation to him. There used to be a sacred area by the lake for the Khanty people. Now the other Indigenous people have left and oil wells and pipes litter the area. All that is left to protect the lake is Sergey. The oil company’s dogs attacked Sergey’s deer and Sergey, so Sergey had to shoot them. Russian police came to get Sergey to sign a paper…he cannot read well and did not know what he was signing. Now he may face two years in Russian prison for attacking oil rig workers. He did not do this. It is the oil companies attempt to get rid of the last Indigenous person on the lake. All others have left but Sergey felt a responsibility to the lake and the sacred place.
Oil companies are dealing in dirty back handed tricks to get rid of someone who cares about a lake … all for profit. Does this sound familiar? It is only through public awareness and international regard that Sergey will get help.
You can read more here at Greenpeace. Please sign any petitions they may set up to help Sergey. I know it’s just one lake but the arctic and the taiga (part of the forest in the subarctic) are very fragile and worth saving. The oil company will pollute the lake which was once held sacred by a people! Sign the petitions! Let your voice be heard! Stand up!
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