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Visitors of theatre festival in Kazan will be purified by a shaman from Tuva

Visitors of theatre festival in Kazan will be purified by a shaman from TuvaOn 21 June, a shamanic ritual of kamlanie will be performed in the center of Kazan. It will be carried out by a hereditary shaman from republic Tyva, Lazo Mongush.
The communication with spirits will take place in the framework of the Second International Theatrical-Educational Festival-Forum of Turkic nations "Nauruz", which opened today in the Tatarstan capital and will continue until 23 June.
As Lazo Mongush explained in an interview with IA "Tatar-Inform", people will be able to "purify themselves of evil spirits" thanks to the shamanic ritual kamlanie. 
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Tatr-Inform, Dina Oyun, translated by Heda Jindrak

Tuvans were the first to open the second front

Tuvans were the first to open the second frontTuvan People's Republic, a sovereign state in the center of Asia (1921-1944) was the firs of foreign countries to declare preparedness to fight the fascist Germany together with the Soviet Union "until the final victory". This took place 11 hours earlier than the historical radio announcement by the Premier-Minister of United Kingdom, Winston Churchill. "The danger threatening Russia is a danger threatening us and the United States, exactly the same as the action of every Russian who fights for his home and hearth is an action of a free people and free nations in all the corners of the world. Let's learn the lessons already given to us by bitter experience, - British Premier's announcement stated.
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Dina Oyun, translated by Heda Jindrak, photo by Vladimir Yermolaev

International archeological expedition in Tuva announced its first find - a gold earring

International archeological expedition in Tuva announced its first find - a gold earringThe first days of the second field season of the archeological-geological expedition of Russian Geographic Society "Kyzyl - Kuragino", taking place in the Valley of Tsars (Tuva) has already made an interesting discovery. A young member of the team, Chingis Tulush discovered a gold earring with a convexity and a ring of small beads in the stone embankment of "Ak-Dag-2" burial grounds.

The Eerbek archeological team is led by Demir Tulush, a staff member of the archeology section of TIGI. Together with the Institute of material culture of Russian Academy of Sciences, he leads the work on the burial grounds "Ak-Dag-2" as well as "Eerbek-10".

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Valeria Kan, translated by Heda Jindrak

A Mystical Coat and Hat of a Tuvan Shaman

A Mystical Coat and Hat of a Tuvan ShamanLynn Johnson faced a daunting task: make photos that embody the cultures of little-known or vanishing languages. In some cases she began with a certain word or phrase; other times she relied on instinct to find a captivating image.
In the Republic of Tuva, in Russia, Johnson visited a center where shamans counsel suffering souls. “People unburden their hearts and minds of things they feel are sabotaging their lives,” she says

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Lynn Johnson

Vanishing Voices. Is Tuvan among them?

One language dies every 14 days. By the next century nearly half of the roughly 7,000 languages spoken on Earth will likely disappear, as communities abandon native tongues in favor of English, Mandarin, or Spanish. What is lost when a language goes silent?

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The Compassion of Khoj Özeeri 

One morning in early fall Andrei Mongush and his parents began preparations for supper, selecting a black-faced, fat-tailed sheep from their flock and rolling it onto its back on a tarp outside their livestock paddock.

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Russ Rymer, nationalgeographic.com

First explosions on the place of the future Kyzyl railway station made

First explosions on the place of the future Kyzyl railway station madeThe construction of a 400-kilometre long railway from the city of Kyzyl to the town of Kuragino, in the Republic of Tuva, in Siberia, got under way earlier this Friday.

The project, first considered 100 years ago, is estimated at 120 billion roubles. To build the railway is quite a challenge since the construction teams will have to struggle with a hard-of-access mountainous country.

The project comprises the construction of more than 100 bridges, 14 anti-avalanche galleries and a total of six kilometres of tunnels.

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ruvr.ru

In Tuva mourning for 8 lost parachutists-paratroopers

In Tuva mourning for 8 lost parachutists-paratroopersEight airborne troopers have died trying to fight a forest fire in Tuva, southern Siberia, spokesperson for Tuvan authorities reported on Thursday.
On Wednesday, June, 6, 14 airborne troopers from Tuva air base were putting out a 500 hectare forest fire in Bai-Taiga district near the Kara-Khol lake. Suddenly the wind changed its direction and the fire went on the tops of the trees. They rushed out trying toe escape. Those 6 who chose to go right into the fire managed, but the other 9 were reported to be dead
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Dina Oyun

20 foreign volunteers to explore archeological site in Russia

20 foreign volunteers to explore archeological site in Russia20 student volunteers from the US, Italy and Ukraine have come to Tuva, a region in Siberia, to take part in archeological excavations there.
Tuva, also known as Tyva, borders with Mongolia, and the religion of the local population is Buddhism.
Earlier, 69 students from Moscow, Kazan, St. Petersburg and other Russian cities also came to take part in these excavations.
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ruvr.ru

Altai monuments and throat-singing may join UNESCO heritage

Authorities of Republic Altai are submitting an application to increase the list of objects of UNESCO nature heritage in the category "Altai - Golden Mountains", because of the cultural and archeological monuments, and to include throat-singing in the list of World Heritage intangible treasures, as Ivan Belekov, the leader of UNESCO representatives in the region announced during a meeting with international experts on Sunday. Currently, the UNESCO Nature Heritage in the category "Altai- Golden Mountains" includes the Altai and Katun state biospheric natural reserves, nature park "Ukok zone of Peace", nature park "Belukha" and Teletskoye Lake. The local authorities, researchers, and scientists believe that aside from unique nature, Gorniy Altai also possesses significant cultural heritage.
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RIA Novosti, translated by Heda Jindrak

Touristic Tuva. Tour base "Sai-Khonash"

Touristic Tuva. Tour base "Sai-Khonash"Anai-Khaak and Evgeniy Saryglar organized a tourist business together. Two years ago, a yurt-camp "Sai-Khonash" appeared in Barun-Khemchik district, which, in the words of the couple, is quite popular among people enthusiastic about Tuvan culture.

"Our base is located in a picturesque corner of Tuva, in Bayan-Kol of Barun-Khemchik district, - says Anai-Khaak Saryglar. - Officially the yurt camp opened in 2010. In the Year of Tourism, our base won a grant of the Chairman of the Government of five hundred thousand rubles; we expanded the tour-base with the money, because the demand for our services increased greatly, and the base consisted of only two yurts.

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Plus Inform, translated by Heda Jindrak, photo by Dina Oyun
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