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Siberia's Shors wage revival

2009-01-15 04:00:25 GMT2009-01-15 12:00:25 (Beijing Time)  Reuters

The Shors, a small indigenous nation in southwest Siberia, are trying to revive their dying culture.

Numbering just 14,000, the Shor people, who descend from Turkic tribes, have fought a long struggle against Russian assimilation. Decades of Soviet repression and enduring poverty have left the Shors facing cultural extinction - but some are making a determined effort to preserve their ethnic heritage.

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