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You will enjoy the privilege of having lunch at the Russian Old Believers: ethnic and religious group of protestants (“Raskolniki”) exiled to Siberia in the 18th century after a religious reform introduced by Patriarch Nikon. You will get acquainted with the original culture, religion, folklore and art that existed in Russia before Peter the Great. You will see a piece of authentic Russia preserved in the Siberian taiga. Picturesque landscapes of vast fields and forests will please your eye on the way. Here you will feel the spirit of freedom!

A local Old Believer family will show you around their house and yard. They will tell you about the history of the Old Believers in Buryatia, describe their everyday life, and explain how to survive severe Siberian winter. The hospitable hostess will invite you to have lunch in her house. You will be served organic homemade foods – milk and sour cream from the house; vegetables and greenery from the garden; berries and mushrooms from the taiga; homemade vodka (“samogon”).

Feel the atmosphere of the past with delicious traditional cuisine, games, and beautiful folk songs!

NOTE! Original spiritual culture of the Old Believers (“Semeiskiye”) in Tarbagatay district of the Republic of Buryatia was proclaimed a Masterpiece of the Oral and Intangible Heritage of Humanity by UNESCO in May, 2001.

 

Price per person in a group of…(in Rubles)
1 2 3 4 5 6 8 10 15 20
9800 5700 4500 3800 3600 3300 3200 2900 2600 2400


Price includes:
 transfer, English/French/German speaking guide, lunch/dinner at the family, folk animation programm.

Duration: 5 hours
Transport: private vehicle
Availability: all year round