The Khakassia Republic is a part of Russia. It is situated in central Asia in the Altai-Sayan Mountains. Different tribes who lived on this land have worshipped their gods for centuries. The Khakass people have kept the polytheistic faith of their forefathers. Shamans have passed it through generations. In the Khakass language, shaman means “person who knows” – and it is only these shamans who know how to talk to the spirits. Find out more about the Khakassians on RT.