Article: The (Russian) Buddhists Vs. The Billionare

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Article: The (Russian) Buddhists Vs. The Billionare

Post by anjali » Mon Jan 09, 2017 9:41 pm

Interesting RadioFreeEurope photo journal article: http://www.rferl.org/a/russia-religion- ... 21640.html.
In Russia's Ural Mountains, a small group of Buddhists led by a veteran of the U.S.S.R.'s Afghanistan war has spent the past 21 years establishing a monastery on an isolated mountaintop. But it sits on land claimed by a company belonging to one of Russia's most powerful oligarchs. After years of delays, a date has now been set for the complex's removal. RFE/RL's Amos Chapple visited the monastery for the inside story.

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Re: Article: The (Russian) Buddhists Vs. The Billionare

Post by tiagolps » Wed Jan 11, 2017 12:30 am

anjali wrote:Interesting RadioFreeEurope photo journal article: http://www.rferl.org/a/russia-religion- ... 21640.html.
In Russia's Ural Mountains, a small group of Buddhists led by a veteran of the U.S.S.R.'s Afghanistan war has spent the past 21 years establishing a monastery on an isolated mountaintop. But it sits on land claimed by a company belonging to one of Russia's most powerful oligarchs. After years of delays, a date has now been set for the complex's removal. RFE/RL's Amos Chapple visited the monastery for the inside story.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fMvpr5gGekg

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Enjoy the domain of the tranquil nirvana.
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