Republic of Buryatia

The exposition stand of the Republic of Buryatia is a "gateway" between the East and the West. The main purpose of the stand of the region is to present the republic where the Far East begins. Buryatia is the most important transport and logistics center of Russia.
The Republic of Buryatia is located in Eastern Siberia, it is a constituent entity of the Russian Federation, part of the Far Eastern Federal District. The capital is Ulan-Ude.
In 1666 a detachment of Russian Cossacks led by Gavrila Lovtsov set up a stockade on a high bank at the mouth of the Uda River. Later it received the status of a city called Verkhneudinsk. The favorable geographical position on the way to China and Mongolia allowed Verkhneudinsk to become one of the important trade intermediaries of Russia in the East. Goods went abroad and back through it. The largest part of the goods exported to China were furs and manufactured goods. In the thirties of the XX century Verkhneudinsk was renamed into the city of Ulan-Ude (translated from the Buryat language as Red Uda).
Several different transport flows converge in the capital of the republic. The Trans-Siberian Railway and the railroad leading to China via Mongolia cross in Ulan-Ude. There is also an international airport, which serves commercial cargo companies and is a tourist hub for travelers going to Asian countries, as well as on vacation on the shores of the world heritage - Lake Baikal.
The Republic is home to more than 100 nationalities. Orthodox and Buddhist temples peacefully coexist in the region - Buryatia is the center of Buddhism in Russia. All this can be seen in pavilion No. 75 at the exposition of the Republic of Buryatia, shaped as a traditional dwelling of Buryats - a yurt.
Photo: Press service of the Head and Government of the Republic of Buryatia
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