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Chuvashia

CHUVASHIA Autonomous Republic in the Russian Federation, lying almost entirely south of the Volga, west of Kazan. The Chuvash were once nomadic. Their language is related to Turkish but fits into none of the established Turkic groups. Their legends make … Continue reading

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Bashkortostan

BASHKORTOSTAN The name used since the fall of the Soviet Union for a region usually called BASHKIRIA until then. The easternmost of the group of Republics within the Russian Federation which are found in the middle Volga and Kama region.  … Continue reading

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