Buryatia

Russian President Vladimir Putin (3rd R, front) walks with monks as he visits the Ivolginsky "datsan", a Buddhist monastery, near Verkhnyaya Ivolga village in the Republic of Buryatia, April 11, 2013.

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Vladimir Putin, Russian president, walks with monks during his visit on April 11 2013 to Ivolginsky “datsan”, a Buddhist monastery near Verkhnyaya Ivolga village in the Republic of Buryatia