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  • Ubush Darzhinov, Stereotypes about Kalmyk Groups and the Mentality of the Kalmyks 

    Churyumov, Anton (2017-03-25)
    The Torghuts are impulsive. The Derbet are calm and hardworking. The Buzava are good politicians and they have adopted the Russian mentality. In general, Kalmyks can endure for a long time, but once they rebel, they can ...
  • Ubush Darzhinov, About Signs, Omens and Taboos 

    Churyumov, Anton (2017-03-25)
    Ubush says that his grandmother always closed the door in the evening in order to prevent evil spirits from entering. When the sky thundered, she also closed all the windows and the door. Ubush personally thinks that if ...
  • Ubush Darzhinov, About Numerology 

    Churyumov, Anton (2017-03-25)
    7 is a sacred number among the Kalmyks. Prayers are read 7 times. In the epos Jangar the time to get to the kingdom of the dead takes 49 days (i.e. 7 x 7). It is forbidden to marry a person who is senior or junior to you ...
  • Sangadzhi Kononov, About Dreams 

    Churyumov, Anton; Kovaeva, Bair (2016-12-23)
    The meaning of dreams could be interpreted either by Buddhist monks or by meddg kun (those who know how to do so). Dreams are a means by which the deceased ancestors and deities communicate with the living. If you see black ...

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