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Altai and Tuvan shamans performed a ritual at the site of "Princess of Ukok" find

Altai and Tuvan shamans performed a ritual at the site of "Princess of Ukok" findLeading people of Gorniy Altai performed a ritual at the site where the mummy of "Altai princess" was exhumed 19 years ago, as the leader of the center for development of traditional Altai world view "White Faith" Akai Kine informed RIA Novosti.

The mummy of the ancient woman was found by the expedition of Natalia Polosmak, an archeologist from Novosibirsk. She was located in a kurgan dating to the Scythian period on Ukok Plateau in Altai, near the Mongolian border. The find, which is more than 2,500 years old, has been called one of the most important discoveries of recent times in archeology.

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RIA Novosti, translated by Heda Jindrak

Albert Kuvezin will perform in Gorno-Altaisk

On 1 October at the Drama Theatre of Republic Altai, an unusual concert will take place - three ethno-style musicians who are famous not just in Russia but abroad as well will perform on one stage - Albert Kuvezin, Yuliana Krivoshapkina and Bolot Bairyshev.

Albert Kuvezin is without any exaggeration a world star from Tuva, leader of ethno-rock group "Yat-kha". Master of Tuvan throat-singing (khoomei), Kuvezin is recognized a the owner of the lowest voice on the planet. He had an occasion to sing a duet with Sting. In 2002 group "Yat-kha" received a prize BBC Awards in the World Music category as the best group of Asia-Pacific region.

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gornoaltaisk.info, translated by Heda Jindrak

Tuvan Politician immortalized in Epic Tale

Tuvan Politician immortalized in Epic TaleRedefining epic poetry for the 21st century, a native of the Siberian Republic of Tuva composed a heroic tale recounting the career of Tuvan politician Sergei Shoigu in an exalted medieval style.

The idea was hatched after the far eastern nation of Chukchi voiced its plans to compose an epic poem about billionaire Roman Abramovich, who was Chukotka governor from 2001 to 2008, said Shoigu’s bard Aibek Soskal.

The Abramovich epic poem was actually a tongue-in-cheek proposal by spin doctor Gleb Pavlovsky from 2006, which never materialized.

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RIA Novosti

Internet and social media could save rare languages like Tuvan

Internet and social media could save rare languages like TuvanA team of 10 teachers of Tuvan and English has finished the first stage of their work at forming Tuvan-English automatic translator, a part of a large-scale Internet project run by K David Harrison, an associate professor of linguistics at Swarthmore College and a National Geographic Fellow. David Harrison is a connoisseur of Tuvan and its active promoter. The Tuvan part of work would be finished within a year, linguists believe. Earlier this year  BBC reported that Facebook, YouTube and even texting will be the salvation of many of the world's endangered languages, scientists believe.

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Dina Oyun, BBC.com

In Tuva UAZ Patriot hit a tree: 4 people died, 9 injured

In Tuva UAZ Patriot hit a tree: 4 people died, 9 injuredAs a result of the accident, nine people were injured moderately, four killed, among which a 4-year-old and 9-year-old children.

At a distance of four kilometers from the village of  Toora-Khem, administrative centre of Todzha district, a car with 13 passengers in (where no more than 5 admitted), went against a tree. 4 people died on the spot, 9 brought to a district hospital, from where 2 with minor wound were later released. 7 are still in the surgery department under the doctors’ control.
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Dina Oyun

Art project "Along the Yenisei" is starting in Tuva at the source of Yenisei river

Art project "Along the Yenisei" is starting in Tuva at the source of Yenisei riverTuvan artists together with the Romanov Gallery in Krasnoyarsk are organizing a project "Along the Yenisei", which will follow along the Yenisei river from its source to its mouth, where it flows into the Arctic Sea. Every year, another place will be selected for outdoor scenery painting along the Yenisei, every time lower downstream. And as a part of this work, exhibitions will open every year. The first team has already come to Tuva, where the Great River Ene-Sai has its source. The project commenced with an exhibition dedicated to the 50th birthday of famous Tuvan sculptor Kheimer-ool Baidosovich Dongak, raised in the tradition of Bai-taiga school of stone-carving school, who graduated with the "Red Diploma" from the V. Mukhina Higher Art School of Leningrad (1988).
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Dina Oyun, translated by Heda Jindrak

Tuva. Confiscated baloban falcons released. Some of the birds could not fly.

Tuva. Confiscated baloban falcons released. Some of the birds could not fly.Small woebegone figures were lying on the dirty garage floor. Legs tied up, "camo' feather pattern on the chest, and helmet-like hoods on their heads made them resemble captive soldiers. Soldiers, who have lost their war.

Speed and relentlessness

An attacking falcon represents approximately one kilogram of steel muscles and unbreakable bones, charging at a speed of more than 200 km/hour. He strikes with his whole body and claws, braking slightly at the last moment, so that he would not be crushed himself. This beautiful bird of prey has no natural enemies.

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Irina Kachan, translated by Heda Jindrak

Sergei Brilev's book "Forgotten Allies in the Second World War" Released

Sergei Brilev's book "Forgotten Allies in the Second World War" ReleasedA new publication of "Olma Media Group", a book by TV journalist Sergei Brilev "Forgotten Allies in the Second World War" was at the 25th Moscow International Book Fair - Expo. In the hardcover with a volume of more than 700 pages, the international journalist tells about the part played by the "small countries-allies" of USSR, USA and Great Britain. The most attention is paid to Latin America, Africa, islands of there Caribbean Sea and Oceania, as well as to Tuva, which was independent at the time - Tuvinian People's Republic.

The book is based on declassified archival materials and interviews of the author with participants in the events.

Remember that Sergei Brilev was preparing a history series about little known allies of the "Big Three" in his informational program "News on Saturday".

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Dina Oyun, translated by Heda Jindrak

Are Tuvans of Todzha direct descendants of Jochi?

Are Tuvans of Todzha direct descendants of Jochi?The genes of Alan-Goa, the mythological great-grandmother pf Genghis Khan and his son Jochi, were discovered by Kazakh geneticists in contemporary Todzhans - descendants of "Royal" Scythians.

When I found out that my genetic tree, which was kindly worked up for me by the molecular genetics laboratory in Alma-Ata, contains the genetic group "Rib", which is typical for representatives of descendants of the Celts (Irish, Scottish, and other Western Europeans) as well as Basques and Bashkirs, I was very surprised at first, because there were no migrants from Western Europe among my ancestors.

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Nikolai Abaev, Tuvinskaya pravda newspaper, translated by Heda Jindrak

Poachers with 16 Red Book balaban falcons were arrested in Tuva

Poachers with 16 Red Book balaban falcons were arrested in TuvaThis was announced today by the head of State hunting and fishing commission Alexander Novikov. The arrest ocurred on the night of 7 September in Tes-Khem district of Tuva during joint activities with the police. As Alexander Novikov told us, 16 red Book balaban falcons were confiscated from the arrested poachers. "The birds are now being examined at the Stae commission. It has to be confirmed that they belong to a rare species, - Novikov said. - Afterwards the birds will be released again." According to preliminary data, two of the suspects are citizens of Kyzyl. The police is now investigating the situation.
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gov.tuva.ru, translated by Heda Jindrak
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