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Siberian republic invests $3 billion in producing traditional Tibetan medicines

By The Siberian Times reporter
27 December 2012

Buryatia - a region with strong Budhist links - is establishing a 'biopharmaceutical' group in the next five years centred on capital Ulan-Ude.

Buryatia invests $3 billion in producing traditional Tibetan medicines. Pictured: Datsan, Buddhist university monastery in Ulan-Ude, Buryatia. Picture: The Siberian Times 

The Buryat Scientific Centre of the Siberian Branch of the Russian Academy of Sciences is well known for its research into Tibetan medicines. It has one of the world's largest collections of books on Tibetan cures.

Locals see a major market for the medicines in Russia and abroad. 

The group will tap the resources of universities, businesses and 'innovative small enterprises' in the $3 billion, say reports.

Buryatia - larger than Italy or the UK - borders Lake Baikal and Mongolia.

Comments (2)

You know, you guys at ST do a really good job of bringing these interesting, intriguing and fascinating developments in Siberia to our attention. Keep up the good work!
Philip, UK
28/12/2012 16:37
that's a huge sum to invest... guess soon we should expect a giant PR campaign about traditional tibetan medicines
Di , Moscow
27/12/2012 17:51

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