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On Tibetans in Russia and Buddhist fertility advice for ageing Soviet pop stars

Gen Pen Tso is a Buddhist monk from Tibet who has been living in Kalmykia since 2006. The Republic in Russia’s south is the only region in Europe where Buddhism is traditionally the majority religion. Gen came to live in the republic’s capital Elista to work in one of the…

On single mothers and children in uniform

Svetlana is proudly showing a picture of her little daughter dressed up in a WW2 Soviet uniform for the victory day celebration on 9th of May, commemorating the Soviet victory over Nazi Germany. In fact, putting one’s children in Red Army fatigue has become fashionable among „patriotic“ parents in Russia…

On Russian beauty salons and German geologists

Katarina, Ildar and Violeta all work at a салон красоты, a beauty salon in the center of Surgut in Western Siberia. They are Bayern Munich fans and cosmetics experts. In fact beauty salons can be found disproportionally often in Russian towns compared to the West, as Russian women tend to…