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Buranovo, the native land of the Buranovskiye Babushki

Buranovo village occupies a bit more than one kilometer on the banks of the Sarapulka river.

Бураново - родина Бурановсикх бабушек
Министерство культуры и туризма Республики Удмуртия
Бураново - родина Бурановсикх бабушек
Министерство культуры и туризма Республики Удмуртия
Бураново - родина Бурановсикх бабушек
Министерство культуры и туризма Республики Удмуртия
Бураново - родина Бурановсикх бабушек
Министерство культуры и туризма Республики Удмуртия

Buranovo village occupies a bit more than one kilometer on the banks of the Sarapulka river. This old Udmurt village has existed already for 300 years. Four Udmurt clans are represented in the village. Paganism is still very strong in this place. According to а local legend, the first settler of the village was an Udmurt named Obran. So the village was named after him.

Since about the 19th century, the village has been known by its current name — Buranovo.  Some historian tried to explain the origin of this name with the following argument: «After the dense forests along the upper reaches of the Puroshur river were cut down, the winds prevailing along its currents in winter started to cause frequent snowstorms.» So, specialists suppose, the name Buranovo could have derived from this phenomenon.

In the 21st century, Buranovo became famous thanks to the Buranovskie Babushki folk music group, which represented Russia in the Eurovision-2012 singing competition and came in second. The group sang both ancient Udmurt songs and ethnic re-makes in the Udmurt language. The «grandmothers» from Udmurtiya became world-famous. The Buranovo Cultural Center has a special room for the gifts that these singers bring back from their tours. Most often, they receive icons as gifts. Here, guests can take part in master classes on baking national cuisine, belt weaving, and making Buranovo dolls.



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