The “Crosspoint” Mountains in the Three Rivers region: search for the roots in the study of Chinese ethnologists

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Chinese-Russian metises, the “Cross” mountains, aobao, Orthodoxy, shamanism, the Three-Rivers region, territory of the Argun river
Ljan Zhe

This article is dedicated to the Orthodox crosses on top of the mountains in Three-Rivers region (Inner Mongolia), which were set up by the local Chinese-Russian metises and Russians. The question of the origin of this tradition is considered, and viewpoint of Chinese researchers on this problem is illuminated.