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Orthodox church under construction in Tuva is now crowned by two golden domes

Two golden domes now crown the orthodox church which is under construction in Tuva. On 1 August, the complicated task of  installing the uppermost dome in place was performed. The top of the crest reaches the height of almost 50 meters. A special crane was obtained from Japan by OOO "Selstroi" with the help of Government of RT just for this purpose. Light and elegant in appearance, the 54-meter giant can lift loads 1.5 times heavier than itself. And it weighs 37.8 tons. It is fully equipped with electronics - one computer on the chassis, one on the arm, yet another in the cabin.

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Info from press-service of government of RT, translated by Heda Jindrak

Ball lightning kills 84 sheep in Tuva

Ball lightning kills 84 sheep in TuvaBall lightning caused a  lot of damage at one of sheep herding stations in Tuva. During a strong thunderstorm on 24 July in Tes-Khem district, a ball lightning formed right above the family station of Saiyn Sandykmaa, one of GUP "Choduraa" shepherds. It is not known what would have happened if the animals had not run away from the camp to hide from the rain under trees near the camp. The ball of lightning, possibly because of air movement produced by running livestock or by the wind,  followed the sheep who huddled under the trees. The ball of light hit one of the trees and a mighty explosion followed. It was so strong that one of the sheep, weighing 30 kg (about 60 lbs) was thrown for a distance of 10 meters like a chip of wood.
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gov.tuva.ru, translated by Heda Jindrak

Airplane of a Krasnoyarsk company with poachers on board was arrested in Tuva

Airplane of a Krasnoyarsk company with poachers on board was arrested in TuvaDuring joint raid activities of  Tuvan police and State Hunting and fishing commission of Tuva, an air vessel AN-2  was arrested  in Soorug on the Azas preserve of Todzha. The airplane had no registration number or other   markings.

It was established that the airplane belongs to one of  companies registered in Kuragino district of Krasnoyarsk Krai. The pilot, a 60-year-old resident of Achinsk and a passenger - a 55-year-old resident of Petropavlovsk of Krasnoyarsk Krai were on board.  The pilot's flying license was expired.

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Press-service of MVD of Tuva, translated by Heda Jindrak

Tuvan paratroopers-firefighters will help to fight fires in Yakutia and Archangelsk region

Tuvan paratroopers-firefighters will help to fight fires in Yakutia and Archangelsk regionToday 25 paratroopers from air forest security of Tuva flew to Yakutia, where there are raging forest fires. 36 of their colleagues, who are fighting forest fires in Republic Komi  since 11 July, will soon be going to Archangelsk region, where they are also having a complicated situation with forest fires. The government of Archangelsk region approached head of Tuva Sholban Kara-ool with the request for help in the framework of interregional cooperation and maneuvering of the firefighting forces. The approximate length of the shift will be 20 days.

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gov.tuva.ru, translated by Heda Jindrak

Bronze bit was discovered by archeologists in Tuva

Bronze bit was discovered by archeologists in TuvaArcheological excavations along the construction of Kyzyl-Kuragino railway, acting under the grant of Russian Geographical Society are going strong. Every week brings new finds. Scientists found a cast bronze bit, consisting of two parts - a part of horse harness. This find helped the archeologists to determine that the kurgan dates to Scythian era - 9th-6th centuries before our era. The scientists believe that the bit was made specially for the burial.

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rgo.ru, translated by Heda Jindrak

Searching for Genghis Khan's tomb in Tuva

Travel notes with thoughts and historical digressions

Searching for Genghis Khan's tomb in TuvaIt is an old truth: if you can't find something, you should look somewhere else.  It is the prose of life: it is useless to look for your keys in your purse, if you have left them at home by the mirror, and it is useless to look for your cell phone in your pocket if you have left it in the store. And it is totally  useless to search for Genghis Khan's tomb where it is not. But where should you search?

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Irina Kachan, plusinform.ru, translated by Heda Jindrak

Mongun-Taiga ecologists take part in convention of friends of WWF

Mongun-Taiga ecologists take part in convention of friends of WWFThe first convention of Clubs of Friends of WWF - regional ecological associations of adults and children, working under the aegis of WWF for protection of nature just concluded on 10 July at lake Teletskoye (republic Altai).

For the first time participants from Mongun-taiga kozhuun of Tuva  joined the eco-movement of Clubs of Friends of WWF. Schoolchildren and teachers from middle school No.1 of Mugur-Aksy traveled several hundred kilometers over a mountain pass to share their experience of organizing eco-education as children's ecology club "Rostok".

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Tatiana Ivanitskaya, WWF, translated by Heda Jindrak

106 Years from the Birth of Ethnographer Leonid Potapov. "Living Treasure of Shamanism" Laureate.

Leonid Pavlovich Potapov, Doctor of historical sciences, Professor, Merited Scholar of Russian Federation and Tuvinian ASSR, Laureate of Stalin and State prizes of USSR. Today marks the 106th anniversary of the scholar's birth. The 100th anniversary of the legendary ethnographer was celebrated modestly in 2005 - only in the narrow circle of scholars in Altai, the researcher's native country.

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Dina Oyun, translated by Heda Jindrak

Financial reward offered for information about musical instruments stolen from Tuvan musicians in the USA

Financial reward offered for information about musical instruments stolen from Tuvan musicians in the USAThe history of musical instruments stolen from Tuvan ethno-group "Alash" has not died down after their departure from the USA. The police of Albuquerque (New Mexico) offered a reward of $1000 for any information about the perpetrators and the stolen items. Today, the vice-mayor of the city, Tito Madrid notified about it the producer of the group, Sean Quirk and the Ministry of Culture of Tuva. Mr. Madrid offered apologies in the name of the mayor of Albuquerque and expressed confidence that with the help of the citizens, who are no less incensed about the incident, the stolen items will be found and returned to their owners.

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gov.tuva.ru, translated by Heda Jindrak

Tuva announces a contest to create a new national anthem

Ministry of culture of Tuva announced the start of a contest to compose a new state national anthem of the republic. The decision was made today by a task-group created by the government of RT, which includes composers and culture workers of the republic. As the Minister of culture of Tuva Vyacheslav Dongak announced, the group will be accepting works for the contest until 11 July. No later than 15 July the selected alternatives of the anthem will be presented to the government of the republic for review.

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gov.tuva.ru, translated by Heda Jindrak
Event announces

1) 20.02.2023: Shagaa, New year according to Lunar Calendar (Tuva)

2) 23.02.2023: Defenders' Day

3) 08.03.2023: Women's Day (Russia)

4) 21.04.2023: Local governments Day (Russia)

5) 01.05.2023: May Day

6) 06.05.2023: Tuvan Constitution Day

7) 09.05.2023: Victory Day

8) 01.06.2023: Childrens defence Day

9) 06.06.2023: Russian Language Day - Pushkin's Day


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