9 February 2013, 21:59

Russia’s Buddhists embrace Black Water Snake

Russia’s Buddhists embrace Black Water Snake

Russia’s Buddhist community is preparing to welcome the arrival of the Lunar New Year on Monday.

In ceremonies held on Saturday, priests burned allegorical effigies of 64 evils that cannot be allowed to survive to the Year of the Black Water Snake.

Russia’s Buddhists number about 2mln. The southeastern Siberian region of Buryatia alone has more than 30 Buddhist monasteries.

Voice of Russia, TASS

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