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Ulan-Ude – the view from above

Ulan-Ude is a city with a population of 435 thousand people located about 100 km east of Lake Baikal, the capital of the Republic of Buryatia, a major cultural, scientific, industrial center of Eastern Siberia. Also it is one of the centers of Buddhism in Russia, along with Elista.

Ulan-Ude has a unique historical and cultural heritage. There are more than 200 cultural heritage sites in the city: monuments of architecture and city planning, as well as monuments of art. Photos by: Slava Stepanov.

Ulan-Ude, Russia - the view from above, photo 1

fly over Ulan-Ude

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Ivolginsky datsan is the center of Buddhism in Russia attracting hundreds of pilgrims and tourists from all over the world.

The datsan is located in the village of Verkhnaya Ivolga, about 30 km from Ulan-Ude. Photos by: Viktor Borisov.

Ivolginsky Datsan, Buryatia Republic, Russia view 1

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