Bratskie Liudi

The following article is from The Great Soviet Encyclopedia (1979). It might be outdated or ideologically biased.

Bratskie Liudi

 

(fraternal people), the name of the Buriats (Bulagats, Ekhirites, Khorintsy, and others) who roamed the vast territories on both sides of Lake Baikal in the 17th and 18th centuries. Their name has been preserved in the present-day name of the city of Bratsk, which was built not far from the old Bratsk fort.

The Great Soviet Encyclopedia, 3rd Edition (1970-1979). © 2010 The Gale Group, Inc. All rights reserved.
Mentioned in ?