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Supreme Lama of One of Russia’s Majority-Buddhist Republics Dies of COVID-19

MOSCOW — The supreme lama of Tuva, one of Russia’s two majority-Buddhist republics, has died of COVID-19.

The region″s governor announced Tuesday that Jampel Lodoy, who carried the title of “kamby lama,” had died in a hospital where he had been treated for about two weeks.

Tuva, which borders Mongolia, has recorded 3,575 coronavirus cases among its population of about 310,000.

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