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The Descendants Of The Wolves

In the southern area of the Republic of Moldova there is a small autonomous region called Gagauzia. Here lives a largely unknown population with old traditions: the Gagauz, a Turkic minority group adhering to the Orthodox Christian faith. They are commonly known as the descendants of the wolves. According to the legend, the Gagauz underwent a devastating attack at the hands of their enemies. A little boy, who had miraculously survived, was found by a female wolf that took care of him. This boy then became the ancestor of the Gagauz.
But very few young people decide to settle down in the land of their ancestors. The elderly are proudly trying to preserve their identity, their traditions and, above all, their language in order to reach the long-awaited independence they have been dreaming of for a long time.

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