The cradle of the world, Altai, has always attracted tourists, travelers, adventurers and the latest romantics with its majestic nature, millennia-old antiquities, and rich history.
It was in Altai that the history of relations between Russia and the East began, it was through Altai that all trade caravans, including the silk and tea routes, passed, and it is from Altai that the path of the nomadic peoples of Russia begins. Now there are no nomads anymore, all local residents have long been sedentary, create families, grow crops and live their full lives, so little like ours.
The ancient inhabitants of the Altai land – the Altai people – seem to us incomprehensible and mysterious, as if they are keeping some age-old secret. The wisdom of the inhabitants of the steppes living in yurts is seen in everything: in raising children, in relation to nature, to eating and gratefully accepting all the hardships of life. Continue reading