A Buddhist temple to be built in Khanty-Mansiysk

In November 2013, a Buddhist Stupa of Enlightenment was opened in Khanty-Mansiysk to commemorate the 70th anniversary of the deportation of the Kalmyk people. We will remind, construction of the Stupa in Khanty-Mansiysk became possible after the address of initiative group of the Kalmyk fellowship of Khanty-Mansi Autonomous Okrug and the Tyumen region to Kirsan Ilyumzhinov who eventually became the main sponsor of construction of religious object.

The stupa was opened by the first president of Kalmykia and the sixth head of FIDE Kirsan Ilyumzhinov, who arrived in Khanty-Mansiysk specifically to take part in a memorial service. Kalmykia’s delegation took part in the opening of the Buddhist Stupa of Enlightenment. The delegation consisted of more than 100 veterans who visited the places of deportation of Kalmyks on the "Train of Memory" from 1943 to 1956.
In 2022, a Buddhist temple’s erection was discussed in Khanty-Mansiysk. The other day Kirsan Ilyumzhinov received a letter stating:
"Regarding your request to provide land for the construction of a Buddhist temple in Khanty-Mansiysk, I would like to inform you that Ugra has all the necessary conditions for development of Buddhism as a religious denomination in the modern multi-religious society of the Autonomous Okrug.

On December 30, 2021, the Khanty-Mansiysk City Planning and Architecture Commission considered the project of the ethnocultural park, which includes a Buddhist temple. After the completion and approval of the project, public discussions will be held in Khanty-Mansiysk to ensure that the city's residents’ opinion is considered.

The Khanty-Mansiysk city administration is assisting representatives of the West Siberian Kalmyk Cultural Centre "Exodus and Revival" in finalizing the project to obtain a plot of land for the construction of a Buddhist temple and ethnocultural park.
In Khanty-Mansiysk, they are convinced that a Buddhist temple need to be erected. Now, together with the design bureau and the Kalmyk architect Vladimir Gilyandikov, the creator of the Elista khurul "Syakusn Sum" (this autumn the khurul will be 26 years old), the project of the Buddhist temple is being finalized.