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Elista

Elista Elista city [ De | Ru | Es | Fr ]

Capital of Republic of Kalmykia.
Русская версия: Элиста.

Population: 103,728

Elista was founded in 1865 as a small settlement; the name is from Kalmyk els(e)n ‘sand(y).

Since 1991, the town has been characterized by the slow decay of Soviet-built institutions, and the large construction projects instigated by the republic’s millionaire president Kirsan Ilyumzhinov.

The town center has a number of renovated public parks focused on the main square, boasting statues to both Vladimir Lenin and the Buddha. To the east of the town lies the Olympic village of the 1998 XXXIII Chess Olympiad, known locally as “City-Chess“. The site has a public swimming pool and an excellent museum of Kalmyk Buddhist art, and is also infrequently used as a conference center. Read the rest of this entry »

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Souvenirs

Souvenirs from Kalmykia National souvenirs from Kalmykia [ En | Ru ]

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Goods from Kalmykia

Souvenirs from Kalmykia Goods from Kalmykia hand made.

Gifts for friends.

Handicraft “Made in Kalmykia”!
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Kalmyk whip

Kalmyk whip Weapon for hunting

Kalmyk whip – national ancient weapons for hunting wolves. Now as unique weapon and unique kalmyk souvenir.
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