Voices from Russia

Saturday, 21 December 2013

21 December 2013. A Photo Essay. Our Great Russian Motherland… A Buddhist Datsan in Sverdlovsk Oblast in Winter

00 Russian Buddhist datsan. Sverdlovsk Oblast. Image A. 21.12.13

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00 Russian Buddhist datsan. Sverdlovsk Oblast. Image B. 21.12.13

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00 Russian Buddhist datsan. Sverdlovsk Oblast. Image C. 21.12.13

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00 Russian Buddhist datsan. Sverdlovsk Oblast. Image D. 21.12.13

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00 Russian Buddhist datsan. Sverdlovsk Oblast. Image E. 21.12.13

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00 Russian Buddhist datsan. Sverdlovsk Oblast. Image F. 21.12.13

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00 Russian Buddhist datsan. Sverdlovsk Oblast. Image G. 21.12.13

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It’s the first day of winter in the Northern Hemisphere, so, here’s some appropriate imagery. Shad Tchup Ling is the only Buddhist datsan in Sverdlovsk Oblast. It’s on Mt Kachkanar in the northern Ural Mountains (the mountain is 888 metres (2,914 feet) above sea level). The place is amazingly beautiful, especially in winter. Buddhism is one of the Big Four Traditional Religions in RussiaOrthodox ChristianityIslam… Buddhism… Judaism. It’s all Russian… it’s all ours… or, none of it’s ours… that’s that.

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Saturday, 29 September 2012

29 September 2012. RIA-Novosti Infographics. International Tourism: Makeup and Number of Trips to Various World Regions

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Annually, 27 September is World Tourism Day. The General Assembly of the World Tourism Organisation (UNWTO) created this observance in order to emphasise the importance of travel as an economic factor and as a means of strengthening international ties. The UNWTO didn’t choose this date by chance; it adopted its charter on this date in 1970. Most countries have celebrated World Tourism Day for more than 30 years. Russia joined in as well in 1983; in 2003, when it focused on the end of the tourist season in the Northern Hemisphere and the beginning of it in the Southern Hemisphere, Russia was in charge of the event. In 2012, World Tourism Day has the motto, “Tourism and Sustainable Energy: Energy for Sustainable Development“. The official celebration will be in Spain, in Maspalomas.

27 September 2012

RIA-Novosti

http://en.ria.ru/infographics/20120928/176277103.html

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