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Ulan UdeĽ Trans-Siberian Railway (9) 2006

Ulan Ude, the capital of the Buryat Republic, Russia, was founded by Cossacks in 1666 and became a major hub for trade between Russia and Mongolia and China. The Central Square (Ploshchad Sovetov) is famous for the largest head of Lenin in the world. We got some unique photos as it was raining and the head took on a particularly menacing look. It is here we start to see distinctly Asian faces and Ulan Ude once was a trading post between Irkutsk and China on the wealthy tea caravan route.

Buryats, of Mongol descent, are the largest Siberian minority group and they speak a Mongolian dialect. We also visited Village of Old Believers with their own special music and culture.
TARBAGATAY, Russia (a village south of Ulan Ude) - Old Believers, exiled here and refused the reforms of the Orthodox Church in the 17th Century, held on to their traditions after 2 centuries of exile. They have unqiue singing traditions and have been the focus of folklorists.
Giant Lenin Head at Central Square 004.jpg
Giant Lenin Head at Central Square 004.jpg
Poshchad Sovetov 006.jpg
Poshchad Sovetov 006.jpg
Chinese eyes, Armenian nose, Russian soul 007.jpg
Chinese eyes, Armenian nose, Russian soul 007.jpg
Old KBG Building 009.jpg
Old KBG Building 009.jpg
Central Square (Ploshchad Sovetov) 012.jpg
Central Square (Ploshchad Sovetov) 012.jpg
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Mongolain Embassy 017.jpg
Mongolain Embassy 017.jpg
Buryat Welcome 018.jpg
Buryat Welcome 018.jpg
Buryat Welcome Statue 019.jpg
Buryat Welcome Statue 019.jpg
Locomotive Wagon Repair Factory (LVRZ) 021.jpg
Locomotive Wagon Repair Factory (LVRZ) 021.jpg
Lokomotivo Vagono Remontinii Zavodi 023mly.jpg
Lokomotivo Vagono Remontinii Zavodi 023mly.jpg
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After the Rain 033.jpg
After the Rain 033.jpg
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After the Rain 044.jpg
After the Rain 044.jpg
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Omul snack w vodka 124.jpg
Omul snack w vodka 124.jpg
Urban Shepherd 051.jpg
Urban Shepherd 051.jpg
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Tarbagatay 056.jpg
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Tarbagatay 057.jpg
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Tarbagatay 058.jpg
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Tarbagatay 063.jpg
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Tarbagatay 064.jpg
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Tarbagatay 065.jpg
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Tarbagatay 066.jpg
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Tarbagatay 072.jpg
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Tarbagatay 073.jpg
Galina Chebunina w traditonal headpiece, kichka and amber necklace 059.jpg
Galina Chebunina w traditonal headpiece, kichka and amber necklace 059.jpg
Old Believers, Traditional Songs 084.jpg
Old Believers, Traditional Songs 084.jpg
Wedding 088.jpg
Wedding 088.jpg
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Tarbagatay 093.jpg
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Tarbagatay 094.jpg
Galina 095.jpg
Galina 095.jpg
Ulan Ude 105.jpg
Ulan Ude 105.jpg
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Ulan Ude station 127.jpg
Ulan Ude station 127.jpg
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128mly.jpg
Ulan Ude 130.jpg
Ulan Ude 130.jpg