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The history of Cossacks

Cossacks 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

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 »

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Zoya from New York about Kalmykia

Kalmykia Zoya from New York about Kalmykia

The Golden Abode of Buddha Shakyamuni.

The Golden Abode of Buddha Shakyamuni can be seen from everywhere in Elista, regardless of somebody’s location and distance. His Holiness the Dalai Lama IV himself has chosen and blessed the site for its erection. Its grandiose white Read the rest of this entry »

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Violin of Colonel Tepkin

Colonel Tepkin Violin of Colonel Tepkin

Where the words are powerless,
is armed with his
more eloquent language – music. Read the rest of this entry »

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Kalmykia

Kalmykia is the only Buddhist region in Europe.

In old times the Great Silk Way was here, the hordes of the ancient Scythians, Huns, Sarmats roamed in these steppes and Khazars built towns here.

Nowadays the shortest automobile, railway and air routes connecting the Caucasus with Nizhnee Povolzhje and the central Russia run through this territory.

Eastern boundary of Kalmykia are washed by the Caspian Sea, and the great Russian river Volga flows through territory of Kalmykia.


Main temple

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Don Kalmyk officers during the Napoleonic War

Don Kalmyk officers during the Napoleonic War.

Kalmyk warriors in Russian Army 1812.


Don Kalmyk officers during the Napoleonic War
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Kalmyk Khanate

Kalmyk Khanate 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 »

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70-year anniversary of the genocide of Kalmyk people

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 »

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Performance ‘The maiden’s honour’ in Kalmyk National Theatre

Performance The maiden's honour Kalmyk National Theatre present the performance “The maiden’s honour” in Elista-city, capital of Kalmykia.

January, 5. 2013.
and
January, 18. 2013.

18.00.

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December 28 is the Day of Memory and Grief

Day of Memory and Grief 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 »

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We for the first time in the modern history of Kalmykia published, the strategic concept of socio-economic development of the Republic of Kalmykia

Head of Kalmykia Alexey Orlov 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 »

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Monument “Exodus and Return”

The monument “Exodus and Return” [ De | Ru | Fr | Es ]
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Tourist Kasper Boye told about Kalmykia

Hidden republic 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 »

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The maiden’s honour

The maiden's honour Kalmyk National Theatre present the performance “The maiden’s honour” in Elista-city, capital of Kalmykia.

December, 1 and December, 2.
18.00.

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Weapon

Kalmyk weapon

Kalmyk whip for hunting wolves.

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