About the Republic of Buryatia
Buryatia is a recognized center of Buddhism in Russia, which has many temples and monasteries that keep countless Buddhist sacred artifacts. Buryatia is regularly included in the list of the most beautiful regions of Russia because of its picturesque taiga forests, mountain ranges, alpine meadows, and the legendary Lake Baikal. More than a million tourists and pilgrims visit the Republic of Buryatia every year. Modern Buryatia is going through a period of rapid development that has affected all spheres of life – new high-tech enterprises are being opened, the most important scholarly projects are being launched, and mineral deposits are being developed.