The ethnic origin of the tribes that lived primarily in the Trans-Ural region is associated with the Finno-Ugric population, the ancestors of Mansi, Khanty, Hungarians and the East Iranian population, which dominated the territory of Kurgan region. As a result of the movement of tribes in the 1-2 centuries AD, “turkization” took place. In the 13th century, the territory of the province entered the sphere of influence of the Golden Horde, and later the Siberian Khanate.
In the end of XX century, archaeologists found here an ancient monument, not just “kurgan”, but a real observatory - similar to the world-famous British Stonehenge!
The ancient descendants of Mansi and Finno-Ugrians used this observatory to study astrology, astronomy, time measurement and to hold rituals. All these studies were aimed at controlling human destiny and life, in particular, - prolonging of life, strengthening of human body and resurrecting people. The place of the Trans-Ural was chosen not by chance, this place, like the Urals is considered to be a very anomalous zone. For a long time, it was unapproachable for researchers of new lands, in view of its climatic and geographic features. Therefore, the tribes with their rituals, customs and originality were preserved here for the longest time, regardless of the external progressive world.
As a result of Turkization, the Turkic tribes adopted all technologies of the local population even before the arrival of the Russian colonizers. Genghis Khan, in the process of conquering Siberia, learnt about the abilities of local rituals. This area was one of the priority in his conquests. When Genghis Khan started war with China, he sent his sons to Siberia and Ural, to develop new lands and ritual places. According to Genghis Khan's plan, he had to strengthen his spiritual and bodily state with the help of these technologies, in order, to live and rule forever as an immortal leader.
However, at the beginning of the 13th century Timuchin was struck at the capture of the capital of the Chinese province and was unable to achieve his goal. One of the closest Viziers was instructed by Genghis Khan to deliver his body to the place of the rite and resurrect the great commander. Timuchin's body was secretly exported from China to the Trans-Urals in the company of the Vizier, 32 most courageous soldiers, 800 guards and up to 2,000 slaves and servants. On the way, to avoid witnesses, they killed all counter slaves, caravans and nomads. Upon arrival, the ritual of resurrection was held, but because of too long way the body could not be resurrected, they only managed to preserve the spirit of Genghis Khan, which for a very long time accompanied his descendants in conquering new lands and spreading the reputation.
Timuchin's body was buried not only with an immense amount of treasures, but also with the powerful artifacts that helped Genghis Khan in conquest and influence. The grave was trampled down, equal to the ground, by more than a thousand horses, without making “kurgan”, to keep the burial place in secret. In the process of the funeral, 2000 people, consisting of slaves and servants, took part. All of them immediately after the ceremony were chopped into pieces by 800 guards. But even these warriors lived no more than a day - they were soon executed by the remaining 32 close warriors in order to keep the burial place in secret. Then they were sent to kill everyone they could find in the surrounding lands. As a result, the Vizier remained alone with the soldiers at the banquet, which lasted 7 days and at the end of which he poisoned the soldiers. They were buried in 32 burial mounds, lined up in a circle. In the center of the circle, the Vizier ordered to bury himself, after being poisoned himself, as he was a very loyal and close friend of Timuchin and wanted to keep in absolute secrecy the burial place of the great commander.
Anyway, artifacts were left and the story of the place of Ginghis Khan’s burial was learnt by Mongols. They were guarding these territory, and didn’t allow any tribe or state to enter Trans-Ural land. Russians learnt about the buried treasures in the 15th century, and decided to send Yermak expedition to seize local lands.
At that time, Khan Kuchum possessed the neighborhood and the treasures of the Golden Horde. He always dreamt of taking possession of artifacts and treasures of the buried Genghis Khan. He secretly conducted numerous excavations. Timuchin's spirit, of course, did not like it, because of which Khan Kuchum paid with his daughter's life (she died in an accident). This tragedy broke the strong Khan, he stopped all research and erected a large “kurgan” near Tobol, in which his daughter was buried with all Kuchum’s treasures. This burial “kurgan” further served the formation of the city of Kurgan.
When Yermak entered the Ural and West Siberian land in the XVI century, his army fought against Kuchum’s troops. Yermak had a success for several years, but soon Kuchum invented the strategy how to beat the Cossacks Army. As a result, only a few Cossacks managed to escape, Yermak was mortally wounded and fell into the river in all his heavy outfit. The heaviness of the armor did not give him a chance to escape, he was soon found near one of the local settlements. There, according to his uniform and famous "golden shell", local residents understood that it was Yermak and took him to Khan Kuchum.
Kuchum knew all the secrets of local rites, ordered Yermak to be resurrected in order to subdue him and send him to the ranks of Ivan the Terrible as his scout, to take all the best warriors into an irrevocable campaign, to weaken the Russian army. When the ritual was finished, Yermak came to life, but refused to obey the will of the Khan. So, angry warriors stuck him again with spears and arrows to show their hatred, and left his body in the field. Next day Cristian monks found the body of Great Cossack and buried him on the territory close to the village Chimeevo, Kurgan region. So, this explains the choice of the place for a future magnificent religious place – Chimeev Monastery.
During the reign of the Romanov dynasty, rumors of the healing power of the Trans-Urals spread among the nobility. Soon they learned about the healing properties of the local blue clay, mud and silver water. Kurgan clay and butter were spread from the Trans-Urals to the baths and tables of the rulers of Russia and Europe. Kurgan butter was supplied even to the table of the queen of England. It was transported in special hermetic barrels copiously covered with ice in heat-resistant carriages.
At the end of the 19th century, a world famous personality - Grigory Rasputin was born in Tobolsk province, which included Kurgan region. In his youth, Rasputin was sick a lot, that’s why his parents decided to use various folk remedies. And the first thing that put him to his feet, and hardened his body, was Kurgan mud and religious rites in place of the ritual sanctuary. Rasputin was completely healed and even started healing people himself, using these natural methods. Soon he has become the main healer of the Romanov family. Using his authority, Rasputin had a huge influence on Nicholas II. This was not liked by many of the notable people of the Russian Empire, so anti-Rasputin plot was formed. The conspirators committed about ten attempts to kill Grigory Rasputin, but surprisingly he survived after each of them. This was the main secret of his methods of healing. Apparently, his body was so hardened and strong that he could take any poison, and couldn’t be killed with a knife wound. Unfortunately, the last attempt was the most cruel and it took away the life of the world-famous healer of the imperial family.
In the Soviet years, nobody remembered the sanctuary of the Trans-Urals, but scientists conducted numerous studies of the unique composition of the Trans-Uralian mud and silver water. We met personally with the doctors of the "Gorkoe Lake" sanatorium in Schuchie district who told us the known examples of bed-bound patients who began to walk after 2-3 weeks of mud therapy.
At the XXI century Kurgan Salty Lakes start attracting people from all over the world. The main feature of these Lakes’ mud is ANTI-AGING EFFECT and therapy of rheumatism and cerebral palsy!