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Buddhist temple destroyed by Soviets is rebuilt in Siberia

25 July 2012 Last updated at 21:08 BST

A Buddhist temple destroyed 75 years ago, during anti-religious campaigns in Stalin's regime, was rebuilt in the Tuva region of Southern Siberia.

The opening festivities included a music festival and a procession that saw one thousand Buddha statues carried to the Ustuu-Khuree temple.

Aziz Nuritoff reports.