This important recording is a historical document that fully captures the atmosphere of the times. The Karmik (Oirats) are an ethnic group of Western Mongols living in the territory of modern Russia. This is a rare archive of miraculous recordings by legendary singers Tatiana Dordzhieva and Maria Beltsykova, who were exiled to Siberia during the Soviet era. Dzhangar" is a collection of Karmic epics, including songs about the deportation of Karmics in 1943-1944, ritual wedding songs, religious Buddhist songs, and heroic ballads of Karmics during the Patriotic War of 1812. This is a wonderful showcase recording of the rich folklore of the former Soviet Union. This is one recording that I would love to have in analog form!