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The Land of Wars

Author: Piers Gladstone


Mar/Apr 2006
Features
Page 26   ( 9 pages)


Summary: Straddling the border between Russia and Estonia, nestled along the shores of Lake Peipus, where Alexander Nevsky defeated the Livonians in 1242, lies the ancient region known as Setomaa. Here the dwindling Seto people, renowned for their lyrical singing and hybrid pagan-Orthodox beliefs, struggle to survive the 21st century.


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