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(2018-03-31)Ivan talks about two versions of the etymology of the ethnonym Buzava. This is his story: I am already 80. I like to read books, talk to people and ask questions from the elders. You cannot find anything written about the ...
(2018-03-31)Garya: From what I heard from knowledgeable people and read from newspaper articles, the Kalmyks consisted of the Torghuts and the Derbets. In the beginning, there were no Buzavas. I traveled many times to the land of the ...
(2017-03-24)The Zungars are the last among the Kalmyk groups to arrive in the Volga region in the 1740s. Some of them settled in Chilgir and others went further to join the Cossaks in Don. There were about 40,000 of them. In 1771 many ...