20 student volunteers from the US, Italy and Ukraine have come to Tuva, a region in Siberia, to take part in archeological excavations there. Tuva, also known as Tyva, borders with Mongolia, and the religion of the local population is Buddhism. Earlier, 69 students from Moscow, Kazan, St. Petersburg and other Russian cities also came to take part in these excavations. On June 8, an international archeological camp will open in a picturesque valley 40 kms from Tuva’s capital Kyzyl. Last year, students of archeology found sepulchers, dating back to the period from the 2nd to the 6th centuries A.D., in this valley. There are plans to build a railway through this valley, which will connect Tuva with the rest of Russia.