Kalmyk Cultural Heritage Project (ORAL HISTORIES)

Created: 2015-03-19 18:38
Institution: Department of Archaeology and Anthropology
Description: Oral histories are stories about events that have taken place in the recent past or are still in the process of unfolding. Stories about pre-Soviet nomadic lifestyle, the demolition of Buddhist temples in the 1930s, the deportation of the Kalmyks in 1943, the subsequent return of the Kalmyks from exile, life in post-exile period, are few examples. To this can be added stories about places, famous people, notable objects, encounters with ghosts and spirits, adventures, and many others.
 

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Alexandra Sangadzhieva, About Life in Siberia

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Alexandra reminisces about how her family lived in Altaiskiy krai in Siberia. Her brother used to sing the Russian songs ‘Tramp’ and ‘Katyusha’ in Kalmyk. Her mother adopted a...

Collection: Kalmyk Cultural Heritage Project (ORAL HISTORIES)

Institution: Department of Archaeology and Anthropology

Created: Sat 12 May 2018


Alexandra Sanzheeva, About Sanzhi Kenzeev

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Alexandra reminisces about her teacher Sandzhi Alekseevich Kenzeev who taught her Kalmyk.

Collection: Kalmyk Cultural Heritage Project (ORAL HISTORIES)

Institution: Department of Archaeology and Anthropology

Created: Sun 11 Nov 2018


Alexei Naranov, About a Temple, the Bagud Clan and Lagan'

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In this interview Alexei talks about a temple that was in his native place, about the origin of the Bagud clan whose members used that temple and about digging wells in Lagan’.

Collection: Kalmyk Cultural Heritage Project (ORAL HISTORIES)

Institution: Department of Archaeology and Anthropology

Created: Sat 17 Feb 2018


Alexei Naranov, About Cotton Production in Kalmykia

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Alexei reminisces about how farmers grew cotton in Kalmykia. In his kolkhoz, called ‘Revolyutsionnyi Trud’ (Revolutionary Labor), the farmers planted mainly cotton. First, cotton...

Collection: Kalmyk Cultural Heritage Project (ORAL HISTORIES)

Institution: Department of Archaeology and Anthropology

Created: Mon 7 Aug 2017


Anatoliy Dzhavinov, About the Day of Kalmyk Press

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Anatoliy talks about how he initiated the Day of Kalmyk Press.

Collection: Kalmyk Cultural Heritage Project (ORAL HISTORIES)

Institution: Department of Archaeology and Anthropology

Created: Tue 21 Aug 2018


Bulyash Chumudova, About The Yurt (Ishkya Ger) and Felt Making

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When Bulyash was small, Kalmyks lived in nomadic yurts. Bulyash talks about the yurt, including its structure and the traditional furniture kept inside. For example, in the middle...

Collection: Kalmyk Cultural Heritage Project (ORAL HISTORIES)

Institution: Department of Archaeology and Anthropology

Created: Tue 16 Jun 2015


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