INFORMATION ABOUT OIRATS AND KALMYK BUDDHISM THAT WERE COLLECTED BY THE NATURAL EXPEDITION OF IMPERIAL ACADEMY OF SCIENCES IN 1768-1774 ON RUSSIAN TERRITORIES

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In the article it is shown that as a result of activity of Academic Expedition of 1768-1774 data that allowed to fully consider Northern (Kalmyk) Buddhism on the territory of Russia were collected; studies on Kalmyk faith, materials for which were collected and processed by Stavropol Orthodox priest Andrey Chubovskiy were written; collection of burhans and sacral Buddhist things produced by Mongolian, Nepalese and Tibetan masters was bought for the Cabinet of curiosities; religious constructions and natural objects - places of worship of Kalmyks were described.

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V. N. Zudina

the Museum of Archaeology, Ethography and History, Samara State University, Samara, 443011, Russian Federation.

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Email: morenov.sv@ssau.ru
ORCID iD: 0000-0002-1825-0097

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