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  • Vladimir Boldyrev, About Untouchable Livestock 

    Terbish, Baasanjav (Kalmyk Cultural Heritage Documentation Project, University of Cambridge, 2018-07-22)
    Vladimir talks about a Kalmyk custom of designating a sacred livestock: When a child fell ill, his/her family designated an animal – a goat baby, a lamb, a calf or a cow – as setrya mal, or untouchable livestock. The idea ...
  • Traditional Sheep Slaughter and Butchering Practice 

    Terbish, Baasanjav (Kalmyk Cultural Heritage Documentation Project, University of Cambridge, 2017-02-13)
    This video features a traditional way of slaughtering and butchering a sheep videotaped in Tsagan-Aman in July 2014.
  • Nikolay Dadzhiev, Sheep Breeding 

    Terbish, Baasanjav; Churyumova, Elvira (2018-03-31)
    Nikolay has been working in animal husbandry since he returned home from military service. Today he works as a shepherd at the Aduch farm. His grandfather was a shepherd too. In his childhood Nikolay lived and worked in a ...
  • Leonid Ochir-Goryaev, Evgeniy Dzhokhaev, About Animal Husbandry 

    Terbish, Baasanjav; Churyumova, Elvira (2018-03-31)
    Leonid and Evgeniy talk about their experience of animal husbandry. Leonid keeps cows, horses, sheep and camels. He says that traditionally sheep and camels were kept for their wool, among other things, and horses were ...

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