The work of the Ministry for Internal Affairs was one of the questions on the Governmental session's agenda. It was stated there that the criminal situation in Tuva is constantly getting worse. The number of crimes committed during the first 7 months of this year is 20 per cents over than that of the last year. The measures undertaken by the Tuvan militia are estimated as insufficient. Interesting is the fact that the work of minister for internal affairs Sergei Mongush became so scrupulously analyzed in the Government right after he made public his decision to run for the Gosduma deputy's position. The Gosduma election in Tuva is to be held on 14, October.