This paper is a study of the mandala inspired temples found in the Buddhist khuruls of the Buzava (Don) Kalmyks in the Don Cossack Host of the Russian Empire. In this paper I examine this unique form of Kalmyk Buddhist architecture and situate the
His Holiness the Dalai Lama Speaks about the Gelug Tradition ‘Now it is about six hundred years since Lama Tsong Khapa lived in Tibet. About three hundred years earlier, Dipamkara Atisha founded the great Kadam tradition. Lama Tsong Khapa used this school as his foundation. He started a tradition that emphasised tantric study that concentrated on practices of the three deities, Guhyasamaja, Heruka Chakrasamvara and Yamantaka." ... See MoreSee Less
1934 - Russian Review article about the most respected Kalmyk men and the arrival of the Buddha statue from Tokyo. sitting l-r: dr Nikolajev, D. Remilev, L. Tereshkevich standing: second from the left Lidji Ulanov, third Erdne Vasilev, first from the right Saram Badminov, fourth Toku Dakuginov. ... See MoreSee Less
Cossacks from st. Denisovskoy before shipping to the front 1914. From The Personal Archives of Hongor Homutnikov Казаки- Калмыки из ст. Денисовской перед отправкой на фронт 1914г. Из личного архива (Хонгр Хомутников.) Courtesy of Sveta-Lika De Nice ... See MoreSee Less
Before dawn on March 6 (March 19, Gregorian date) in 1918 in the village Denisovskaya in the house of the Kalmyk gelung (priest) Golubov NM arrested deputy ataman MP Bogaevsky . He brought him to Novocherkassk and placed him in the guardhouse.  The Bolsheviks forced M.P. Bogaevsky to sign an "appeal" to the Don Cossacks on the immediate transfer to the side of Soviet power, and then shot ... See MoreSee Less
В статье рассматривается участие донских казаков, в том числе калмыков в составе донских казачьих полков, в Русско-японской войне 1904-1905 гг., спровоцированной Японией. На Дальнем Востоке с японскими войсками сражались четыре полка 4-й Донской казачьей льготной дивизии и 3-й артиллерийский дивизио...
Post 1919? No men of fighting age in front of temple.
1885, Stuttgart, Germany a book was published titled "Sketches of Russian traveler." Its author was a Bavarian princess Teopfilis S. von Baur. In her Russian journey she visited the places of residence of the Don Kalmyks. This princess told in the book. Its' "Don" impression it illustrates the engraving, which shows khurul.
Under this engraving inscription, from which it follows that khurul of "Sketches of Russian traveler" was not far from major population centers of the Don Cossacks - Martynovka. It belonged to the Kalmyk Bultukovskoy hundred, who founded the village later Denisovsky. It was located on the right bank of the river Baglaĭ.
Attaman of the Don Cossacks A.N. Bogayevsky in front of the temple.
Attaman A.N. Bogayevsky inspecting the destruction of temple 1919.
Attaman of all the Don Cossacks General A.N. Bogayevsky amid the Don Kalmyks at stanitsa Denisovskaya (Bokshrankna zun/aimag along the Sal River). in 1919. Seated to his left is B.N. Ulanov (one of the instigators for the creation of the all Kalmyk 80th Regiment formed in 1918). No all Kalmyk regiment had existed prior to this during their 200 years in the Don Host.
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Art works by Dimitri Sandjiev. Honored Artist of Russia, an active member of the Academy of Arts of Russia. He was awarded the Order of MV Lomonosov and the Gold Medal. www.youtube.com/watch?v=hTBjJYWtGUIСанджиев Дмитрий Никитич,1949г.р. Заслуженный художник России,действительный член Академии художеств России. Награжден орденом М.В.Ломоносова и Золотой медал... ... See MoreSee Less