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Path of a Tyrant: Uncovering Genghis Khan's Lost Legacy

Path of a Tyrant: Uncovering Genghis Khan's Lost LegacyAs competing researchers race to locate Genghis Khan's tomb, discoveries by German and Mongolian archaeologists are shedding light on his son Ögödei's equally impressive accomplishments.

His end didn't begin heroically. The Mongolian ruler simply fell off his horse. His hands and legs must have lost their strength. It was an embarrassing incident from which Genghis Khan never recovered.

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Frank Thadeusz, SPIEGEL
Tuvan Throat Singer Kongar-ool Ondar Dead at 51

Tuvan Throat Singer Kongar-ool Ondar Dead at 51Kongar-ool Ondar, a Tuvan throat singer credited with popularizing the centuries-old musical tradition of his homeland to Western audiences, has died after emergency surgery to treat a brain hemorrhage, friends said. He was 51.

Ondar died Thursday at a hospital in Kyzyl, the capital of Tuva, a Russian republic that borders Mongolia, said Sean Quirk, a longtime friend of the singer and manager of the Tuvan throat-singing ensemble Alash.

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The Moscow times
Kongar-ool Ondar died. Tuva in moan

Kongar-ool Ondar died. Tuva in moanWorld star in Tuvan khoomei, ambassador of Tuvan culture Kongar-ool Ondar died in hospital Thuesday, 25th of July. He was taken to hospital on the eve with a very high blood pressure. ‘He never paid attention to his health, never complained of headaches or heart pain he was often suffering from’, - sais Nachyn Shalyk, deputy director of the Center for the development of Tuvan traditional culture which was initiated and constructed by Kongar-ool Ondar. ‘It is a tremendous loss for all Tuva, - Tuvan head Sholban Kara-ool said in a special message to people.- We would feel it more and more with every passing day’

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Dina Oyun
International Archeological camp to open in the Tuvan Tsar Valley

International Archeological camp to open in the Tuvan Tsar ValleyInternational archeological Kyzyl-Kuragino expedition this year will move from the vicinity of the Eerbek village to the Tsar valley in the Pii-Khem district of Tuva where large-scale excavations will take place on the route of the future railway Kyzyl-Kuragino. The work in the camp site is under way to make life of volunteers from different countries of the world interesting in the free from digging time. The camp is to open on June, 5. Volunteers will come to the site since June, 3. This year 1500 people applied for a place in the expedition. The contest was open for people around the world aged 18 to 26.

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Dina Oyun
Felt Festival in Tuva: applications admitted

Felt Festival in Tuva: applications admittedThe 4nd International Felt Festival "Patterns of Life" will take place on 15 August on Arat square within the framework of the Day of the Republic. It will be possible to see and obtain felt products and souvenirs made in various corners of Russia and Mongolia. Master craftsmen from Kazachstan, Republic Altai, Bashkortostan, Khakassia, as well as from many aimaks of Mongolia will participate in the festival. There will be an exhibition and sale of yurts, a fair of folk industries products, felt-making workshops by artisans who have preserved traditional methods, and competitions.

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Dina Oyun, translated by Heda Jindrak
Tibetans to Make Tallest Buddha Statue in Russia
Tibetans to Make Tallest Buddha Statue in RussiaTibetan sculptors will create a statue of Buddha for Russia's East Siberian republic of Tuva that will be the tallest Buddha monument in the country, Buyan Bashky, chairman of the Tuva Buddhists Union, said on Wednesday.

The monument, which is being erected on Dogee Mountain in the predominantly Buddhist republic’s capital of Kyzyl, will be comprised of Buddha sitting on a throne.

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RIA Novosti
Lone Avalanche Survivor Wins Kickboxing Silver Medal
Lone Avalanche Survivor Wins Kickboxing Silver MedalThe lone survivor of an avalanche that killed six teenagers in the southern Siberian republic of Tuva last month has won a silver medal at Russia’s kickboxing championships.

Anton Salchak, 17, lost the juniors title fight to fellow Tuvan Kezhik Mongush last week, according to a statement on the regional government’s website Tuesday.

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RIA Novosti
Tyva araga in the British Isles

Tyva araga in the British IslesRussian information agencies a few days ago disseminated the news about a British farmer who produces Tuvan araga. It is said that James Bond himself tasted it. Details below.

Dairy farmer Jason Barber from Seaborough Manor told the "Dorset" journal in September, how he makes cheese and magnificent vodka that gained recognition in the country.

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Plus Inform news-paper, translated by Heda Jindrak
Head of Tuva congratulated the Elder of Tuvan literature and science on his birthday

Head of Tuva congratulated the Elder of Tuvan literature and science on his birthdayHead of Tuva Sholban Kara-ool congratulated today to his 88th birthday Mongush Kenin-Lopsan - national writer and scholar, known for his works on research of shamanism, for which he was awarded the title of permanent President of Tuvan shamans. The Premier, just like every time on this date, visited the scholar at his tiny residence in the center of Kyzyl - a rare log cabin dating from the beginning of last century, and spent a long time in conversation with the Tuvan elder.

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Press-Service of Tuvan Government, translated by Heda Jindrak
Mongush Kenin-Lopsan: My planets on the horizon of life and science

Mongush Kenin-Lopsan: My planets on the horizon of life and science"Each nation is a star on the night sky, which lights the way to knowledge and understanding of life", - this is what Tuvan aksakal (elder) Mongush Borakhovich Kenin-Lopsan says. For him, the star lit up in long-ago year 1947, when he among graduates of Kyzyl School No. 2 went to Leningrad State University.

The Polar star (according to Tuvan mythology "Grandmother-Doe") glowed and glittered, and led M. B. Kenin-Lopsan along the thorny road of a scholar. Candidate, then Doctor of History, he himself lit up quite a few new stars on the sky - his students. His works about the poetry of shamanism are published in many languages of the world, and in the USA he has the title of an academician and a Living treasure of Shamanism.

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Tuvinskaya pravda, translated by Heda Jindrak, photo by Vitali Shaifulin
Event announces

1) 24.04.2014: 90th anniversary of famous Tuvan Composer Alexei Chyrgal-ool (Tuva)

2) 06.05.2014: Tuvan Comstitution Day (Tuva)

3) 12.06.2014: Russi's Day

4) 15.08.2014: Day of the Republic (Tuva)

5) 06.09.2014 - 07.09.2014: Festivities devoted to 100th anniversary of Kyzyl (Kyzyl, Tuva)


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