Originally Posted by Center-stand
Is it possible the two towns you mention have been established since the folks were discovered in summer of 1978?
No... I only mentioned one town ... its an old Altai town. In any case there are probably 50 towns within a 150 mile radius. A big town of Ulagan (we also passed through - with hotels and supermarkets) is 98 km away (61 miles) away. The capital city of the Altai republic is 175 km away (109 miles).
But you know how reporters write stories ...
The story is amazing enough, it doesnt need exaggeration to sell it.