|Buddha behind "Shamans of Siberia" (RT)|
|Scythian Buddha, Gandhara|
Buddhism and shamanism also thrive in Buryatia, now a colony of the Russian Empire.
The USSR tried to colonize formerly Buddhist Afghanistan below North Asia (Siberia, next to Alaska). This great frontier region, where the Buddha was born, is called Central Asia (ancient Scythia and Greco-Buddhist Bactria), the "middle country" of Eurasians between Europe from Asia.
|From Sakha to Magada (r-sport.ru)|
|"Kalmykia: The Monk's White Path" (special program presented by RT)|