Волжский ареал

Apart of Russians the Volga area is populated by Finno-Ugric and Turkic peoples. Peoples’ economy is characterized by combination of agriculture and husbandry with hunting, forest bee-keeping, and crafts. In course of centuries common ethno-cultural symbols of the area such as heavy plough saban, women jewelry, embroidery, etc., emerged. Kalmyks, who were nomads until recent times, in linguistic, anthropological and confessional respects occupy particular place.