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Khosheutovsky Khurul

Khosheutovsky Khurul

But under Soviet rule, Kalmykia's Buddhist religion was banned, and hundreds of temples destroyed along with local Orthodox churches. Only one - the dilapidated 19th-century Khosheutovsky Khurul - remains, four hours to Elista's east. Built to honor the participation of the Kalmyk in the war of 1812, the once magnificent temple sits on the Volga's east bank, midway between the Kalmyk city of Tsagan-Aman and Astrakhan. Once a magnificent structure, it is unique for its blend of Oirat architectural traditions and classical Russian designs.

USSR, 1990, Khosheutovsky Khurul


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