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[WORLDKINGS] Exceptional places around the world (P.5) – Elista (Russia) : The largest Buddhist community in Europe.

14-09-2020

(WorldKings.org) The Republic of Kalmykia is located in the extreme south-east of the European part of Russia. The present culture of Kalmykia is closely connected with the culture of the Kalmyk people – the only people in Europe traditionally professing Buddhism. Elista, the capital of Kalmykia, is a city of white stupas, saffron-colored prayer wheels, and golden Buddha statues

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