Raida Ivanovna was born in a Khanty family in a camp located on the Trom-Agan River. In addition to her, the family had 6 more children. After graduating from the eighth grade, Raida Ivanovna entered the Khanty-Mansiysk National Pedagogical College, which she graduated in 1972 received the specialty of a primary school teacher. All her life Raida Ivanovna worked in the Ugut school as a teacher of primary classes and native language. During her work at the school, Raida Ivanovna collected a fairly large amount of folklore materials: fairy tales, riddles, songs of the Surgut Khanty. Raida Ivanovna was a participant of various ethnographic and folklore expeditions. She had recorded the inhabitants of the yurts located on the Bolshoy Yugan River. Her tape recordings are available in the archive of the Ugut Museum of Local Lore, in the personal archives of J. Niemi (Tampere, Finland), L. N. Kayukova (Nefteyugansk). Raida Ivanovna was also the author of textbooks and books for reading in the Khanty language. Currently, her daughter Viktoria Viktorovna Karchina, a researcher at the Folklore Center of the Ob-Ugric Institute of Applied Researches and Development, continues her work on collecting the folklore of the Surgut Khanty.