Tuvan Music and Drama theatre for the first time in its history performed in Moscow. It gave "King Lear' in the Russian Academic Youth Theatre. The play staged in Tuvan by Tuvan director Alexei Oorzhak is among nominees for the most prestigeous Russian theatre prize - Golden Mask together with theatre companies from Moscow and Saint-Petersbourg. Nomination has come just on time - in the jubileum year of the Tuvan theatre founded in March, 1936.
Russian scholars from the State Hermitage Museum have concluded that a discovery of Scythian gold in a Siberian grave last summer is the earliest of its kind ever found and that it predates Greek influence. The find is leading to a change in how scholars view the supposed barbaric, nomadic tribes that once roamed the Eurasian steppes.