Buryat Republic

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Buryat Republic

(bʊəˈjɑːtɪə; Russian buˈrjaːtija) or

Buryatia

n
(Placename) a constituent republic of SE central Russia, on Lake Baikal: mountainous, with forests covering over half the total area. Capital: Ulan-Ude. Pop: 981 000 (2002). Area: 351 300 sq km (135 608 sq miles)