A Japanese style Buddha at the
|It was not possible to check the story since
we had no access to original documents so we rely on news paper report.
When the parcel with the statue arrived to Belgrade, the Custom Office
estimated its value and demanded that a tax should be paid. The tax was
so high that poor Kalmyks could not possibly pay it, but authorities were
insistent. Finally, the Kalmyks pulled all the strings (official &
unofficial alike) and managed to get the statue without paying the tax.