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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