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  • Valeriy Bolaev, Ulyumdzhi Mandzhiev, About Camels 

    Khabunova, Evdokia; Babaev, Andrei; Churyumov, Anton (2016-04-28)
    Valeriy says that there are only 5,000 camels left that can be described as of Kalmyk breed. The majority of them are in Astrakhan oblast’. Ulyumdzhi Mandzhiev adds that camels are not very well studied either. In the ...
  • Polina Fedorova, How to Make Female Camels Accept Their Newborn 

    Gedeeva, Darina; Babaev, Andrei (2016-06-01)
    Sometimes female camels reject their calves. Female camels are jealous and squeamish animals. If a child touched a calf, its mother could reject it. In order to help the calf young Kalmyk women go to the female camel and ...
  • Polina Fedorova, About Camel Meat 

    Gedeeva, Darina; Babaev, Andrei (2016-05-31)
    In the past, the Kalmyks ate beef and horse meat. The poor ate camel meat. People who ate camel meat had pimples on their faces. The camel’s pelt and humps were used to make vessels. The intestines were cleaned, stretched ...
  • Alena Lidzhieva, How to Make Female Camels Accept Their Newborn 

    Dovurkaev, Karu; Churyumov, Anton (2015-04-29)
    A female camel is pregnant for 11 months. Sometimes female camels reject their calves. In order to make them accept their calves young Kalmyk women play on the dombra instrument and sing a song for the camel: ‘She female, ...