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  • NERPA fresh-water seal, one of the three species of freshwater seals in the world, endemic to Lake Baikal. A lot of seals lay on the shores of Ushkanyi Isla...
  • BOOZY traditional Buryat dish, minced (or chopped) meat wrapped in dough and steamed. Nowadays BOOZY are extremely popular and cooked in almost every...
  • KHUSHOOR Mongolian “khuushuup”) - Popular Buryat-Mongolian dish of meat and dough, similar to pasties, but, as a rule, somewhat smaller. Meat (beef or ...
  • KHAMBO LAMA the abbot of the monastery. Title of the spiritual leader of Buddhism in Russia.
  • CIRCUM BAIKAL RAILROAD historical railway in Irkutsk region of Russia, in the past - part of the Trans-Siberian Railway (Transsib), a unique monument of engineering,...