Volga lights № 6 "Man in the steppe is a horseman" (2000)

Newsreel №77685, 1 part, duration: 0:10:16, black-white
Production: Nizhne-Volzhskaya newsreel studio
Other authors:D. Popova, L. Burina, O. Shelyugin, T. Burakova, M. Chepelj


The issue is dedicated to the revival of the economy and culture of the indigenous population of Kalmykia. Cattle-breeding and agricultural farms are being restored, which have decayed over the past decade, national traditions, religion and temples are reviving.

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Kalmyk steppe, horses.

Steppe aul, Badmaevs house.

A large family gathered at the table.

Ketchenerovsky district, Ergeninsky farm.

Herds of breeding cows.

Says the chairman of the collective farm Alexander Arnyudayev.

Scenes of village life.

Field mill Ergeninsky economy, rental link Boldyreva, lunch.

Collection of watermelons on the farm.

Scenes of collective farm life.

Newsreel from the life of indigenous Kalmyks: a nomadic camp, cooking on a fire, an elderly Kalmyk milking a mare, a festive competition in the Kalmyk struggle, Kalmyks in national costumes.

Elista, the capital of Kalmykia.

International Conference "Buddhist culture and world civilization on the threshold of the third millennium."

Says Ph.D. Van Spengen from the Netherlands.

Shooting from the conference, scientists communicate.

Newsreel: Buddhist rites, Kalmyk Khurul, believers rotate prayer mills, monks leaf through sutras.

Riders in the steppe.

Restoration of the Kalmyk khurul.


Burkhinov speaks about the importance of preserving the national structure, traditions and religion.

The restored suburgan of Prince Jumbo Taisha Tundutov, the commander of the 1st Kalmyk regiment who participated in the war of 1812, was destroyed after the revolution.

Key words

Kalmyk steppe
Kalmyk religious rites

Locations: Republic of Kalmykia [744]

Seasons: Summer [824]

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