re: Strong emotions
Thank you so much for your comment!
I see myself upgrading my skills in Europe and then come back home to save Buryatia, at least a little. I want to do something there so that it would not exist as a forgotten place. It is also about russian policy. Money from Buryatia go to Moscow and never come back too.
My sister is in Moscow. She says that in other places buryats identify themselves as buryats, but not in Buryatia