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Tennis Tournment was Supported by Tuvan Prime-Minister

The tennis tournament annually held in Tuva's capital, Kyzyl, has this year attracted some of the best players from Siberia. This year, it was held in auspice of the Prime-Minister so the purse was bigger. While young Tuvan tennis players compete almost equally with competitors from Irkutsk, Krasnoyarsk, and Abakan, the adult players have not presented quite the same challenge to their foreign competitors. Among the girls the winner is Aldynai Davaa (Tuva), the women, Larisa Kovalenko (Tuva), the boys, Artur Udumbara, and the men, Pavel Sikanov (Krasnoyarsk).
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Sayana Mongush

New Tuvan Site is Founded

The newspaper, "Risk-Inform" (editor-in-chief is Sergei Gorev) has set up a site online (, making it the third Tuvan media group to have an internet version--the other two being the information agency Tuva-Online (, and "Centre of Asia" ( The name "Risk-Inform" is very indicative of its subject matter, which is usually on the edge of decency and criticizes people in power. The Risk-Inform premises has been attempted to be set on fire in the past--it is thought that people who have been insulted in the paper could be to blame.
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Sayana Mongush

Tuvan Biologist Takes Part in the All-Russian Entomology Forum

The 12th Forum of Russian Entomology is being held in St. Petersburg. Scientists who have devoted their lives to the study of insects are meeting to discuss their problems and exchange the results of their research. Valentin Zaika, who lectures at the Tuvan State University, and his former student, Alexandr Saaya, are now colleagues and are presenting "Tipuloid insects of Tuva" at the forum. Their report arouses special interest because Tuvas unique geographic position has proven to be a center for the formation of many species of insects.
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Dina Oyun

Joint Expedition by geologists from Tuva and St. Petersburg Explored the Southern Mongolian Altai

A joint expedition by geologists from Tuva and St. Petersburg of the southern Mongolian Altai (bordering with China) has come to a close. The aim of the expedition was to collect geological materials for dating purposes. Geo-chronological and geo-chemical tests will be performed on chemical content in the materials to determine the age or period the material originated from. This part of Central Asia, as Dr. Ivan Kosakov, member of the expedition
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Dina Oyun

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
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