The other special and rare thing is the Itelmen language. In the beginning of the 20th century it was taught in local schools with one specific - it used Roman letters. When in 1936 peoples living on all Soviet territories were forced to turn to the obligatory use of the Cyrillic alphabet. Itelmen teachers haven't acknowledged this reform and thereby the language wasn't taught in official schools any more. Nowadays it's dying extremely fast - only 900 people speak Itelmen language as native.
The mentioned photo-exhibition was opened by the present Itelmen shaman and the ethnic folklore group.