• re: Strong emotions

    I wonder if claiming a Buryat identity is point of pride in some contexts over others. When you travel outside of Buryatia, how will you identify yourself? How does your sister identify herself in Moscow?

    You have been surrounded by your peers who are losing interest in their Buryat heritage and are  part of the age of technology. Why do you think it is that you have held on to the love for your republic?