Who Are the Indigenous Peoples of Russia? Koryaks live in Kamchatka Territory in Russia's Far East. Coastal Koryaks' lifestyle is based on local fishing and marine mammal hunting, while inland Koryaks are more nomadic. They are reindeer herders and follow the herds as they graze with the seasons. Above: A dog-team driver of the Koryak village of Ilpyr on the Russian Pacific coast.