Angelina Serotetto was born in 1942 as part of a family of shaman women. Her mother taught her to read the future using objects from nature that were considered sacred.
Ms Serotetto lives now in Yar-Sale, a remote village in Northern Siberia, once home to a nomadic community of reindeer herders. Along with a number of other elderly women there, she spends her days in seclusion and isolation.
But reflecting on her past life, she says:
“Yes! I miss those days in the past but I try to remain optimistic. I view everything with a loving eye. I think you learn it as you get older.”
Not a bad perspective.