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Anna Mongush is Tuvan Dangyna!

The annual beauty contest took place in the Drama Theater. "Dangyna 2002" was the title of the pageant and takes its name from a character in Tuvan fairy-tales. The new 'princess' of Tuva is Anna Mongush, a 17 year-old school girl from Kyzyl. Her runner-up is Aziana Stepanova from Kyzyl-Mazhalyk (Baryyn-Khemchik kozhuun).
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Sayana Mongush

Rally to Remember the Innocent Victims of the Regime

Today a public meeting of the children and grandchildren of the repressed people took place at the 'Monument to the Repressed Arat'or Tuvan peasant (Krasnykh Partisan Str. 7). The relatives of all those who perished during the years of repression get together annually to remember the innocent victims of the regime.
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Dina Oyun

Ayas Mongush has Proved to be the Strongest in the Republic

Today was 'khuresh' day--it's considered to be the climax of the national festival. Khuresh Stadium, where the main wrestling competition takes place, was overcrowded. There was little hope that there would be a tense fight for 1st place, as Ayas Mongush has proven to be invincible for the last 10 years.
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Dina Oyun

The Second Naadym Day Finished with the Shamanic Ceremony

This evening a shamanic ceremony was performed by the shamen from the Tos Deer (Nine Heavens) Society, with Ai-Churek (Moon Heart) leading. The performance was specially held on the 9th day of new moon, and was devoted to a "moon of yellow leaf", wishing prosperity and well-being to the Tuvan people. The shamen also pleaded for rain, as the dry summer could leave the cattle without food in the winter time.
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Dina Oyun

Best Tuvan Cattle-Breedres and Farmers are Awarded with Prizes

The second day of the festival began with an awards ceremony which took place at the Ministry of Agriculture, and was chaired by 1st Deputy Prime Minister of the Republic, Victor Lavrinenko. Here the best farmers and cattle breeders were given premia--premium money for their good jobs--and souvenirs.
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Dina Oyun

Naadym has been Opened with the Official Concert in the Drama Theatre

The first day of the celebration of the national festival, Naadym, began with a poor showing of decorative arts on Lenin St. in Kyzyl in the morning. Following at 6pm was an official ceremony in the National Drama Theatre, which was transmitted throughout the Republic. The people invited to the event included veterans, merited workers, and delegates from the districts (kozhuun) of Tuva.
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Sayana Mongush

Naadym Program is Published

The Government of Tuva has approved and made public the official program of the Naadym Festival, which celebrates the Day of the Republic. Naadym is celebrated in Tuva from August 15th through August 17th. On August 15th, from 9 a.m. until 12 p.m., an exhibition of decorative arts will be held in the central streets of Kyzyl.
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Dina Oyun

Forests in the South of Tuva are on Fire

Forest fires were renewed in the southern Erzin district of Tuva, reported the head alexistrator of Erzin, Aldyn-Kys Kombu (who is the only female district admistrator head in Tuva). The fires are due to the dry thunderstorms which often occur in Russia--lighting occurs, but no rain follows. Many shepherds campsites have already burned, 25 in all, and half of the forest territory of Erzin is on fire.
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Dina Oyun

Lack of English Teachers in the Village Schools

The lack of English teachers in the villiage schools was discussed in a government meeting. The absence of the English language in those schools curriculums make it practically impossible for the country graduates to get higher education. In order to improve the situation it was decided that starting this year, a zero-group at the Tuvan State University will be set up for those who will study in the English department at the University. After they graduate they will have to return to their native villiages to teach English at schools.
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Governmental Press-Service

Sainkho Heading for Italy

Austria-based Tuvan singer Sainkho Namchylak left today for Firenza where she will start working on a new album. The last album, "Stepmother City", has just been successfully presented in Paris. Sainkho is planning to finish her first stage of work in Italy on August 14 and then fly to Tuva in order to take part in the national festivities devoted to the day of the Republic, celebrated on August 15th.
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Dina Oyun
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