In the State Kremlin Palace met Sagaalgan

Buryats believed that horse mane gods send us good and happiness, says Buda of Angaraes, researcher at the National Museum of the Republic of Buryatia guiding us through the exhibition, showing the device of the Buryat dwellings.

With the morning sun on Monday 24 February to the Buryats came Sagaalgan, new year on the Eastern calendar, the holiday of white month. In Moscow Sagaalgan first met in the Kremlin on February 25 and 26, in the framework of the Days of culture of Buryatia.

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– this is the day I throw away from the apartment all unnecessary, with the husband and children we go to visit our elders. It is a tradition in Sagaalgan, – says Irina, an economist at a large Moscow company. They are waiting for guests. It is believed that the more visitors to you this day has come, the more generous will be the new year.

If so, then the coming new year – to be more precise, a new 12-year cycle of Eastern horoscope – should be for Buryatia very generous and happy among the guests of the festival in the foyer of the State Kremlin Palace was overcrowded.

– this year we wanted to show Moscow as possible about our history, our culture, our opportunities, our diversity, which is, alas, very little known in Russia. Let more people see what gem is in the country. Buryatia is not restricted to the Baikal, is the science, art, medicine, this is very interesting, very wide and very rich, – told reporters the head to the Palace of the Republic of Buryatia Alexey Tsydenov.

According to him, during the preparation of the long thought – what to bring to the capital of Russia, because the choice was very wide.

I decided that our thoughts are like fast horses and therefore joined their silhouettes with the profile of the person, – tells about his sculpture “Thoughts” young Buryat sculptor Gigit Bashenov. Next to “the Bull,” his work is from the Buryat jade black: outline of horns into the cheekbones, nostrils, this is more like the terrible ancient symbol than the animal’s face.

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On the other side of the foyer of the ancient knowledge was combined with modern science. Long queues lined up to the experts Ulan-Ude state Centre of Oriental medicine. The arts define the human condition in the pulse, before only available to experienced lamas, has now become a computer program – and many guests wanted to check their health here and now. The last patient left the mobile medical center when filled the hall sounded the first chords.

Deputy head of the presidential administration Sergei Kiriyenko read all the congratulations on the advent Sagaalgan from Vladimir Putin, and Senator Galina Karelova from the speaker of the Federation Council Valentina Matvienko. And the concert began.

…the Sound of a Morin Huur really similar to the hoarse voice of a horse – tested, old. And when some of the instruments sound in unison, as at the beginning of the performance, when on stage, took bows (with horsehair!) the ensemble of maryhurst Buryat state national theatre “Baikal”…!

It was the Overture to the concert, caught up… disaster: singers, dancers and musicians of Buryatia was presented in different genres and facets of the five elements of Buddhism – the “Element water” “Element earth”, “Element tree”, “Element of fire” and “Element metal”.

Each element were chosen their representatives. The stars of the Buryat ballet of theatre of Opera and ballet. G. C. Theatre is swirled in the eddies of the ballet “Angara”. Confident gait in the dance “buryad Nagant” left embodies the “Element tree” dancers of the theater “Baikal” and singers of Tuva folk ensemble “Chirgilchin” – and we heard the famous throat singing. Fire lit room acrobats Statesennogo circus of the Republic of Buryatia in the room “Archers”, representing the “Element of fire”. Vintage Semey Evenki songs and dances performed in the “Element of earth” artists of the ensemble “Sudbinushka” and “Urun” Luncharskogo rural House of culture.

Indeed, Buryatia is very interesting, very wide and very rich – and, of course, not only Baikal.