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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. Read the rest of this entry »Tags: Buddhist land, Elista, Hidden Republic, Huns, Kalmyk history, Kalmykia, Kirsan Ilyumzhinov, Republic of Kalmykia, saiga, Sarmats, Scythians, small republic