Within the framework of the Festival of Russian Press, celebrated all over Russia, the head of the Tuvan Parliament Sholban Kara-ool received the most prominent Tuvan journalists and greeted them on behalf of the Tuvan deputies.
The council of the "Yedinstwo" (Unity) party has defined its candidate for the Prime-Minister elections which will take place in Tuva March 17, 2002. According to the new constitution of Tuva the Presidential post in Tuva is substituted by the Head of the Government. The main candidate of "Yedinstwo" (one of the most numerous parties in Russia) will be Sholban Kara-ool.
The annual meeting of the high ranking militia officials with the participation of the Republican Prosecutor and the representative of the State Security Body (FSB) took place in the Ministry of Internal Affairs. The results of the Tuvan militia work in 2001 were on the agenda.
The construction of three new buildings was completed on the very eve of the New Year. A new school 240-pupils' strong will begin functioning in 2002 in the village of Bert-Dag (Tes-khem distict) A new school was also opened in the village of Boyarovka. And 35 families will move into new flats of the new house in 2002 in Kyzyl.
Today President of the Republic Sherig-ool Oorzhak visited the Kyzyl Maternity houses and greeted the two women who gave birth to the children during the first day of the new year. The first newly born 2002 child was a girl in the Shoisan-ool's family.
Svetlana Mongush, a Tuvan scientist has succesfully defended her Doctorate Thesis on "Tuvan Heroic Epos" on the very eve of a new year. She will be the second Tuvan woman-Doctor in Sciences, but the first one in philology.
5 600 children-orphans from all the corners of Russia took place in the New Year festivities in the Kremlin. Tuva was represented by 10 children. Small delegates were given New Year present, greeted by Russian Santa Claus and President's wife Liudmila Putina.