Two reindeer herders have been rescued after being buried under snow for six days, following an avalanche at their camp in Kamchatka, far eastern Russia.
Kamchatka is a remote territory on Russia's Pacific coast
It killed nine other people, including four children and three women.
The survivors, said to be suffering from severe frostbite, were rushed to a hospital in Kamchatka. They had gone missing on 11 January.
The indigenous reindeer herders had pitched their tents directly under a snow overhang at the foot of a volcano.
The Itar-Tass news agency said the authorities had only heard about their disappearance five days after the avalanche.
The rescuers, who arrived at the scene on a snowmobile, found the camp buried under several metres of snow.
Reindeer-herding is the traditional occupation of Kamchatka's indigenous groups - the Koryaks, the Kamchadals and others.