An elderly couple in their home in Panaevsk, a Nenets settlement in the tundra situated on the banks of the Ob River. They waited several years for the apartment which was given to them by the state in compensation for industrial damage to their native lands and pastures. They lived their lives on the Tundra, he as a hunter, she as a vet. They both managed their family herds of reindeer. Now they divide their time between Panaevsk and the tundra.