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112 - KALMYKIA, THE RETURN OF THE MONKS

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52'
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Episode

Sanan Matvenov is only 26 years old but since he is 13 years old, he studies the teachings of Buddha. Along with 7 other monks between the age of 13 and 26 he lives in the temple of Elista, the capital of Kalmykia.

In the south European part of Russia, north-west of the Caspian Sea is where the only preponderantly Buddhist folk is located: the Kalmykians. Their autonomic republic is consists geographically mainly out of steppe and with approximately 4 inhabitants per square kilometer it is demographically sparely populated. Only since the downfall of the Soviet Union they are permitted to practice the Buddhism officially.

Director(s) : ANSPICHLER (STEPHAN)

Producer(s) : ARTE GEIE, MEDIEN KONTOR Movie GMBH

Production Year : 2011
Language(s) : German, English, Arabic, Korean, Spanish, French, Japanese, Dutch, Portuguese, Romanian, Russian, Vietnamese

Rights : DVD, NON-THEATRICAL, INTERNET, TV, VOD

Territories : Worldwide.