Posts Tagged ‘history’
Information from Government of Republic of Kalmykia
The history of Cossacks dates back to the ancient history. People called “kazaks” are mentioned in the written document of the late first millennium, and the archaeological explorations allow us to trace the earlier periods of Cossack life.
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Hell’s devils: How Russia’s steppe warriors took on Napoleon’s armies
July 28, 2014 Alexander Vershinin, Special to RBTH
Direct descendants of the fearsome Mongol hordes of Genghis Khan, in the early 19th century Kalmyk cavalrymen were to play a significant role in driving Napoleon’s Grande Armée out of Russia and all the way back to Paris, with their ancient battle skills sowing confusion and terror in the French ranks. Read the rest of this entry »Tags: Alexander Vershinin, Battle of the Nations, cavalry, France, Genghis Khan, Hell’s devils, history, horses, Kalmyk cavalry, Kalmyk history, Military Historical Routes of Kalmykia, Military Historical Routes of Russia, Mongol hordes, Napoleon, Napoleonic War, Oirat history, Paris, Russia, Russian Army, Smolensk
Genghis Khan – Rider of the Apocalypse’ [ Fr ]
September, 21 at 21.40 TV ‘Arte’ will show movie ‘Genghis Khan – Rider of the Apocalypse’.
About 850 years ago a man was born to change history in a way like nobody else before or after him. He was the most successful and feared commander of all times, he created Read the rest of this entry »Tags: Genghis Khan, history, Mongolian empire, movies
The Kalmyk Khanate was a nomadic power on the Eurasian steppe. It covered the area called Kalmykia and the surrounding areas stretching from Stavropol to Astrakhan.
For over a hundred years the Kalmyk alternately raided the southern borderlands of Russia but also protected southern borders of Russia and engaging in many military expeditions against the Muslim tribes of Central Asia, the North Caucasus and Crimea. Read the rest of this entry »Tags: Astrakhan, Crimea, Crimean Tatars, Eurasian steppe, history, Kalmyk history, Kalmyk Khanate, Kalmykia, Kuban Tatars, nomads, Nothern Caucasus, Ottoman Empire, Russian empire, Stavropol
In 2013 will be 70-year anniversary of the tragedy of the small Kalmyk people.
December 28, 1943 the Kalmyk people suffered genocide by the Soviet Union.
Genocide is the ultimate crime against humanity.
Children, women and old men were sent to Siberia in cold railcars. Read the rest of this entry »Tags: anniversary, children, genocide, history, Kalmyk history, Kalmyk people, Siberia, Soviet Union, tragedy, women
Kalmyk National Theatre present the performance “The maiden’s honour” in Elista-city, capital of Kalmykia.
January, 5. 2013.
January, 18. 2013.
Welcome to theatre! Read the rest of this entry »Tags: actors, Elista, history, Kalmyk history, Kalmyk National Theatre, Kalmykia, kalmykian stars, Performance, Spectacles, theatre
Today is the Day of Memory and Grief. December 28 in each Kalmyk family with pain and bitterness recollect loved ones, forever remaining in a cold Siberian land, and with boundless gratitude pay homage to the older generation.
From cold and hunger on the way killed thousands. Thousand Kalmyks soldiers were withdrawn from the front and sent to Soviet concentration camps. Read the rest of this entry »Tags: concentration camps, death, December, deportation, genocide, history, kalmyk family, Kalmyk history, Kalmykia, KGB, Kirsan Ilyumzhinov, Siberia, soldiers, Soviet concentration camps, Stalin, Stalinist repression
We for the first time in the modern history of Kalmykia published, the strategic concept of socio-economic development of the Republic of Kalmykia
In 2011, we managed to make the main thing the first time we in the modern history of Kalmykia published, the strategic concept of socio-economic development of the Republic of Kalmykia.
This is the plan. Plan for the future.
The plan, which has a real basis. The plan has the necessary prerequisites for its implementation. Read the rest of this entry »Tags: 21.12.12, Alexey Orlov, development, history, interview, Kalmyk history, Kalmykia, TV
Photo exhibition “The hidden Republic – Pictures from Kalmykia” was opened in Denmark. Kasper Boye told about Kalmykia.
Kalmykia is Europe’s only Buddhist nation. It is located on the North Caucasus – with almost equidistant to the Black Sea in the west, the Caspian Sea in the east, Volgograd (formerly Stalingrad) in the north and the conflict-ravaged Chechnya in the south.
Kalmykia is a republic in the Russian Federation. They have their own parliament, but the political leader appointed from Moscow.
Ethnic kalmyks up more than half of the population (the rest are Russians, kasakher, etc..). They are descendants of the Mongol tribe Oirat that early in the 1600s crossed the Urals to ravage and rule on the Caucasian plains. Tribe made a pact with Peter the Great, who offered them freedom – and guns – on the use of their Mongol steel and horses in the defense of southern borders of Russian Empire. Read the rest of this entry »Tags: Black sea, Caspian sea, Chess city, Chuck Norris, Denmark, history, investors, Kalmyk history, Kalmykia, Khrushchev, Kirsan Ilyumzhinov, Moscow, Muammar Gaddafi, Peter the Great, Russia, Russian empire, Russian Federation, Saddam Hussein, Stalin, Steven Seagal, Volgograd
Foreign tourists have come to Elista driving BMW motorcycles. On 9 of June the city of Elista (Kalmykia) has been visited by the foreign tourists with BMW motorcycles Hannes Grundner and Karola Kien both coming from Vienna (Austria), says the Kalmyk information and tourist centre “www.Kalmykia.eu”.
In the blessed Elista, he Austrian tourists Hannes Grundner and Karola Kien had been met by the official Kalmyk representatives from the companies KalmykiaTour and KalmykiaNews.
The mototourists Read the rest of this entry »Tags: Astrakhan, Austria, bike tourism, bikers, BMW, BMW motorcycles, Crimea, Elista, foreign tourists, Greece, Hannes Grundner, history, information centre, Kalmykia, KalmykiaNews, KalmykiaTour, Karola Kien, Moscow, motorcycles, mototourism, mototourists, official representatives, Rostov-on-Don, Sweden, Tourism in Europe, touristic center, travel, Ukraine, Volgograd