Bronze 2018 / People / Culture

Shamans of Siberia

  • Prizes
    Bronze in People/Culture
  • Photographer
    Yuriy Ogarkov

The Republic of Tuva and The Republic of Khakassia are not only famous for their traditional throat singing Khoomei, national wrestling sports Khuresh and picturesque nature, but also for their ancient culture of shamanism. Shamanism is a widespread religious practice that maintains a strong influence on people of Siberia. Shamans are mostly seen by local inhabitants as healers, wise saviors, and portals between humans and the spirits of the ancestors.