Russia: Bashkortostan to witness horseback battles for goats

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For the first time Bashkortostan will host competitions for participation in the World Nomad Games. Ethnic sports competitions will be held on June 16 near lake Bannoye in Abzelilovsky District of Bashkiria. Bashkortostan will be represented by more than a hundred participants, all masters of ethnic sports.

The winners will perform at the third World Nomad Games, which are held every two years and will take place in September 2018 in Kyrgyzstan.

Spectators of the event will enjoy an exciting fight from the sidelines, Kok-Bor (battle for the goat on horseback), horse racing, as well as dice and traditional board games. Together with the competitions there will be diverse ethno-cultural programs, representing various aspects of traditional culture.

Translated from gumilev-center.ru: http://www.gumilev-center.ru/v-iyune-bashkiriyu-ozhidaet-konnaya-bitva-za-kozla/