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Oral Histories

This collection hosts oral histories about events that have taken place in the recent past or are still in the process of unfolding including: stories about pre-Soviet nomadic lifestyle, the demolition of Buddhist temples in the 1930s, the deportation of the Kalmyks in 1943, the subsequent return of the Kalmyks from exile, life in the post-exile period, as well as stories about places, famous people, unusual objects, encounters with ghosts and spirits, adventures, and many others.


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