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  • Yuriy Sangadzhiev, About the Felt Yurt 

    Terbish, Baasanjav; Churyumova, Elvira (2018-03-31)
    Yuriy is the director of the Museum of Nomadic Culture in Elista which is housed in a traditional yurt. He talks about the structure of the yurt. The yurt’s wooden parts are made from the willow tree. The yurt can be ...
  • Sofya Olzeeva, Traditional Dwelling 

    Terbish, Baasanjav; Churyumova, Elvira (2018-03-31)
    Sofya says that in the past the Kalmyks, including her parents and grandparents, lived in yurts. Although she herself did not grow up in a yurt, Sofya saw this nomadic dwelling when she was a child. Sofya says that the ...
  • Olga Arkhakova, About the Construction of Two Temples in Elista 

    Terbish, Baasanjav; Churyumova, Elvira (2018-03-31)
    Olga talks about the construction of two temples in Elista, the Geden Sheddup Choikorling Temple (Arshan Temple) and the Golden Abode of the Buddha Shakyamuni (Central Temple). She says that at the end of the 1980s and the ...
  • Badma Amulakova, Inside a Felt Yurt 

    Terbish, Baasanjav; Churyumova, Elvira (2018-03-31)
    Badma talks about the interior of the Kalmyk yurt. She says that during the times of Chingis Khan the ancestors of the Kalmyks lived in yurts erected on a platform with wheels that was pulled by a couple of oxen. The yurt ...

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