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The Bear Spirit

Have you ever met a bear? That is fully possible. How about, perhaps, a bear spirit? Hardly. But the members of the shamanic society “Adyg Eeren” not just meet him on a daily basis, but often address him with questions and pleas for help. And not just this one spirit, but also many others. “Adyg Eeren” is one of the strongest shamanic societies in Tuva, and its chairman, Kara-ool Donchun-ool is one of the most powerful shamans.

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Yevgeniy Antufyev, “Center of Asia”, translated by Heda Jindrak

Ustuu Khuree to Be rebuilt by the Method of Public-participation National Construction

The work on the rebuilding the unique monument of Buddhist architecture – the Upper Chadan khuree ( Ustuu-Khuree)- in the Dzun-Khemchik district will be started this summer. The questions of preparation for the early summer season, the attracting of wide public participation to the construction of the future re-established temple were evaluated in Moscow at the meeting of the chairman of the Protection Council Fund “Por-Bazhyn” , Sergei Shoigu, Chairman of the Government of Tuva Sholban Kara-ool, and Kamby-Lama of Tuva, Dmampel Lodoy.

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By Dina Oyun, translated by Heda Jindrak

Rains Put Out Most Forest Fires in Siberia

Heavy rains helped to put out forest fires in the Irkutsk Region over the past 24 hour. The number of fires decreased from 82 to 23, but 710 hectares are still burning, the Russian Emergencies Ministry’s regional department told Itar-Tass on Friday.

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Tuva Besieged by Wildfires

Wildfires have destroyed nearly 42 square miles of woodlands in the Russian republic of Tuva, officials say.

A duty officer at the regional Ministry of Natural Resources said while firefighters had been able to contain 10 large fires in the southern Siberian region, other blazes were still spreading, ITAR-TASS reported Saturday.

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Fair of Russian Products Opens

A fair of products made in Russian Republics of Khakassia and Tuva has opened in Ulaangom soum, Uvs aimag.

In the action an active part took 16 enterprisers and 90 businessmen. They showed their products and established contracts with the province's several organizations on supplying products and materials. It was done in accordance with the agreement concluded between the governments of the Republics and administration of the aimag.

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Car Crash Kills Six in Tuva

Six people, including a nine-year-old girl, died when two cars collided head on in Tuva, 19 km to the west of Kyzyl. Four died on spot, seven others were taken to hospital in Kyzyl, where two more died, including a 4-year-old child. Head of Tuva Sholban Kara-ool expressed his deep condolescense to the relatives of the car-accident victims.

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