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Peoples of Russia: the Telengits

The Altai is one of Russia's highest-lying regions and a place where many cultures mix. The Telengits are one of the most ancient peoples inhabiting the Mountains of Altai. They came to the Altay region more than 5,000 years ago but settled down only 200 years ago. For centuries this nomadic people was valued as excellent warriors. The next instalment of the Peoples of Russia documentary series is dedicated to the ancient culture of Telengits - their traditions and customs, which are carefully preserved in their modern everyday life.

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