Larisa Shoglyaeva, Kalmyk Hairstyles

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In this short interview Larisa talks about hairstyles.Question: Can you talk about Kalmyk hairstyles? Larisa: I do not know much about hairstyles of the past. I only can tell you about Siberia and the present. Why do you think the Jangar singer Vladimir Karuev trims his hair at the front? Its reason is as follows. In the past, the Kalmyks often participated in wars. Their hair was trimmed at the front of their head so that no hair got into their eyes when they sweated during a battle. At the back, men had a single braid so that their hair did not get in their way. Today young men also sport this haircut.

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