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Photo journal: Postcards from Russia - Part II
Tebelir, Altai Republic

The name ‘Altai’ comes from the Mongolian word ‘Altan’ meaning ‘golden mountains.’

The Altai Republic’s impressive natural diversity and its intriguing remoteness are made all the more exotic by its geographical position bordering Kazakhstan, Mongolia and China.

Removed from any major industrial development, the population of the Altai is traditionally nomadic and even now life is primitive and slow-paced.

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