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Ulan-Ude is the capital of the Buryat Republic of the Russian Federation. It is situated at the junction of - the Selenga and the Uda Rivers, on a crossroad of trading routes leading from China and Mongolia to Russia and Europe. The settlement of Ulan-Ude was founded in 1666 as a winter outpost of the Russian Cossacks. Buryatia is a unique land with its wild and virgin nature, endless steppes, alpine meadows and taiga, Buddhist temples, nomad’s tents and shamans. The region provides great possibilities for ecotourism - horseback riding, hiking, trekking, boating and fishing.