Buryatia is one of Russia's most interesting republics. Located in South-Eastern Siberia close to the Mongolian border, Buryatia reflects its rich history and original folk culture. Traditional rites are still alive today in local villages. They combine songs and dances and nomadic worshiping of nature's spirits, with ritual offerings. The Republic of Buryatia Boarding school, where these children live, has as its main goal keeping the nation alive in future generations by teaching the endangered native language – buryat – as well as its traditions and customs.
Group leader - Tsytsygma Anandaeva