• 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  

    • 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?