Welcome to Buraytiya and Russian Buddism August 4th 2012 We arrive in Ulan Ude the capital of Buraytia republic in Russia.
Its home to Buraytiy's, Evenk ethnic groups as well as Russians in general. The town was established in 1666 and flourished quickly due to its proximity to Mongolia and China.Due to its ethnic minorities and location in Asia it has a real Asian feel to it.
I'm reminded of [url=../../Asia/Mongolia/Gobi-Desert/blog-29656 ... read more
Europe » Russia » Siberia » Ulan-Ude Founded in the 12th century, the Principality of Muscovy, was able to emerge from over 200 years of Mongol domination (13th-15th centuries) and to gradually conquer and absorb surrounding principalities. In the early 17th century, a new Romanov Dynas... ... read more