Yohor into the Sky
Category: Sense of Place
Photo and caption by Alex Newby
Western Buryats frolic on the steppe, singing songs and dancing the Yohor, a traditional round dance. A generation after the fall of the USSR, the indigenous peoples of Siberia are reconnecting with their native culture. Here near the shores of Lake Baikal, Western Buryats celebrate their nomadic days, gathering to compete in wrestling, archery, horse racing, dance and song. Native to the Baikal Basin, the Buryats are the northern most Mongol people group making their home in Central Siberia. transformsiberia.com
Location: Yelantsi, Irkutsk Oblast, Russian Federation
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