|Kalmykia is the only indigenously Buddhist country in Europe, next to Caspian Sea.|
|European Buddhist temple in the Republic of Kalmykia, Europe (kalmykia.eu).|
|Tilopa reborn as Telo Rinpoche|
- Buddhism (just two issues have appeared)
- Narthang Bulletin (renamed Buddhism of Russia in 1995)
- Mir Kag'iu (now Buddhism.ru), and others.
|The lotus flag of Kalmykia, the only indigenously Buddhist country in Europe.|
Despite the imperialism of the Russian Empire and cultural persecution by the [former] Soviet Union, Russia’s Buddhist communities have endured and kept their unique place within its borders.
This can be seen most obviously in the Republic of Kalmykia, which has been registered as an autonomous republic within the USSR and its successor, the Russian Federation, since 1958.
The editorial staff would like to thank Dr. Terentyev for his contribution and hope that this series can help to further awareness of Russia’s unique Buddhist inheritance.
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