Buddhist monks in Russia fight for their monastery

Sep 21, 2023 | People, Religion, Social, Videos

A Buddhist monastery nestled in the Russian Urals is thwarting attempts by a mining company to displace them from their holy site. The monks’ stoic resistance to the mining of iron ore has plunged the community into a bitter land dispute.
As the Russian government rallies support for industry and job creation, the monks are standing up for their religious principles and the preservation of their sacred space. But not everyone around them is sympathetic. A polarized public opinion looms over the conflict, and the fate of the temple hangs on the brink of closure. Stay tuned for a gripping documentary that unravels this intriguing story of faith, land and resources.

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