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Elista – Chess and Buddhism in South West Russia

In the bottom South West corner of Russia, just above the Caucusus mountains and loosely between Sochi (where the Winter Olympics will be held in February 2014), Astrakhan on the old Silk Route and the Caspian Sea, lies the Buddhist … Continue reading

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Ulan Ude – East meets West

A Cossack fort was first built in this Buryat and Evinki homeland in Siberia in 1666. Starting on a hilltop protected by two converging rivers (the Uda and Selenga), that fort is long gone but the town it started has … Continue reading

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