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.
Tuvan musician Gennadi Chamzyryn is getting ready for a new tour abroad. From 31, August he will be performing in Norway making one group with Scottish musician K. Hyder and britisher Hakitson. On his way back from abroad Chamzyryn will stay in Moscow performing in night clubs (7-11 September). For more information about Chamzyryn look up in
The third tennis tournament has opened today in the capital of Tuva. More than 70 sportsmen from 10 Siberian towns take part in it. There will be 4 age categories in this competition. President of Tuva Sherig-ool Oorzhak contributed 100, 000 roubles to this Tournament's prize-fund.
Alexandr Kashin, the mayor of Kyzyl, has applied to the Supreme Court of Tuva. He is suing the Central Election Commission for the wrong electorate number mentioned in the CEC resolution on the results of the all-Republican referendum, held on May, 6. As he points out the real number of the Tuvan electorate is 20 thousand more than 157,000 stated in the Constitutional Referendum results.
Professor of political science of the Ball University (Indiana) Ten-Kuang Chang is observing the political situation in Tuva for his future book devoted to the political systems of small Asian countries.
Sergei Shoigu declared to the journalists that the "Yedinstvo" party will support Sergei Mongush, minister of internal affairs, in the running for the position of the State Duma deputy in th October elections.
Ayas Mongush competing with 127 best Tuvan wrestlers has become the Champion in Khuresh in the Naadym tournment for the 10th time. Erzin-horses have proved to be the fastest in Tuva during the Naadym horse-races.
38 official delegations representing subjects of the Russian Federation, federal ministries and 4 frontier aimaks (regions) of Mongolia have come to Kyzyl, capital of the republic in order to congratulate the people of Tuva on its 80th anniversary. Federal minister Sergei Shoigu (born in Tuva) has congratulated his countrymen on the occasion on behalf of the President Putin.
Tuvan wrestlers Ayas Mongush and Can-Demir Kuular have become gold and bronze medals' winners at the European Championship in sumo which was held in Arnem (Holland), on 8-9 September. Today the Tuvan sportsmen went back to Tuva, where they are going to get ready for the World championship in Japan (27-28, October).