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Happy 150th birthday to Grigory Choros-Gurkin!

For every Picasso and Rembrandt, there are many more lesser-known artists; this is the case with Grigoriy Choros-Gurkin (1870-1937). He is one of Altai’s greatest artists and most important cultural figures.  The year 2020 marks the 150th anniversary of Choros-Gurkin’s birth and an ideal time to draw attention to the man and his work. Regarded […]

Four male argali sheep stand on a hillside in Altai Republic, Russia

Altai Argali wild sheep

Description of the Altai Argali wild sheep species, its conservation value, threats, and protection efforts.

A snow leopard in Argut, Altai Republic (photo by S. Spitsyn)

Snow Leopard Conservation

The Snow leopard is considered endangered across its entire range in Central Asia, including in Russia. As of 2014, fewer than 100 snow leopards remain in Russia, mostly in the Altai-Sayan Ecoregion.

Parts of the horse diagram in Altaian language

Altaian Language

Altaian, divided into North Altaian and South Altaian is a closely-related group of Turkic languages. This article focuses on the language as spoken in Russia’s Altai Republic.