Could Kalmykia be the latest Russian region to debut at the Turkvizyon Song Contest. Kalmykia (Republic of), was one of a number of regions to send a delegation to the opening ceremony of Merv’s time as the Capital of Culture of the Turkic World.
Kalmykia is interestingly the only region in Europe where Buddhism is the largest religion, around 5% of the population has Turkic heritage. We have contacted the Kalmyk broadcaster GTRK Kalmykia TV but have not received a reply from the channel. In the 2014 contest a total of 9 Russian regions competed in the contest held in Kazan, Tatarstan.
To date four countries have confirmed their participation in Turkvizyon 2015.