Taiga is a secluded wonder of nature.

The Tsaachin people, or the reindeer-herding people, the primary inhabitants of the Taiga are divided into two parts, east taiga tsaatan and west taiga tsaatan, because the river, Shishged, that divides the parts was impossible to cross during the warm season.

There are 24-26 families with a population of 400 people living near the Russian and Mongolian borders at the Taiga. The Border was closed in the late 1950s and those ones who were traveling back forth couldn’t travel to each side and a few people left on the Mongolian side.

The two banks of the River Shishged are now called East and West Taiga.

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