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International Felt Festival in Tuva

International Felt Festival in TuvaIn Tuva, along with celebrations of the 90thanniversary of Tuvan Statehood, there will also be the International Felt Festival - felt is a cultic material for nomadic nations.

It will take place on 13-15 August in Kyzyl. This was annou8nced today by the Ministry of Culture of Tuva, the organizer of the celebrations.

The entire festival will be designed around felt products and the ancient craft of their manufacture.

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gov.tuva.ru, photo by Dina Oyun, translated by Heda Jindrak

Medals for faithful and loving Tuvan couples

Medals for faithful and loving Tuvan couples Plenipotentiary representative office of Republic Tyva in Moscow is sending to Tuva a set of medals "For love and fidelity" of the Foundation  of Socio-cultural initiatives, headed by wife of  President of Russia, Svetlana Medvedeva,  to be given to50 Tuvan families during celebrations of the Day of the family, love and fidelity.

This Russian holiday originated thanks to Prince Petr of Murom and his wife Fevronia, who lived in 13th century and became models of spousal fidelity, mutual love and family happiness already during their lives. This family couple is worshipped by Orthodox Christians as protectors of the family and marriage.  According to legend, Petr and Fevronia died on the same day - 25 June (8 July in new style calendar) 1228.

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Chimiza Lamajaa, translated by Heda Jindrak

Not like everybody else. Part III

Not like everybody else. Part III-  Sainkho, if somebody addresses you as Lyudmila, will you respond?

-  Certainly not. I don't react to that name anymore. And the audience won't react either. If somebody hangs up a poster: Lyudmila Namtchylak, nobody will understand anything.

-  Why did you pick precisely this name as your stage pseudonym?

-   A woman of that name used to live in Kyzyl - Sainkho Darzhayevna Dorzhu. She was a dancer, and later, after she retired, she worked in the Union of Theatre artists.  Charming, kind, woman. I liked both her and the combination of the sounds of her rare name.

And when it became necessary to have a mysterious, exotic-sounding name which would reflect what I was doing on the stage, that is what I chose.  The process of getting used to my new name began in 1986: in Krasnodar,  they  gave me the certificate already  as Sainkho.

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Nadezhda Antufieva, translated by Heda Jindrak

Not like everybody else. Part II

Not like everybody else. Part II-  Sainkho, what is your main character trait?

-  Curiosity.

-  And being non-standard?

-  Being non-standard is more of a result.

In the West, probably, it is less conspicuous, because people are more tolerant.  To behave extravagantly or to look different from the others is not such a very noticeable thing. Artists and singers are perceived as people of a different world, and society accepts their out of the ordinary characteristics calmly.

-  Did it take a great inner effort to shave your head?

-  No. I was 43 at the time. My management was in Milan, and Milan is the Italian Mecca of fashion.  And they would design new clothing for me for every new album. And for one of the albums, they found a long cashmere dress, form-fitting, with bare shoulders. And something like a shawl that I could wrap myself in.

The result was a kind of a monk-like image, so I suggested to shave my head. And they shaved my head. As a matter of fact, it suits me very much. It is very laconic, ascetic, at that time nobody else was doing it.

So that is how I performed with the ensemble: bald head, tight dress, a sort of - not quite- shawl - something delicately lilac with a purplish tinge. It was very beautiful.

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Nadezhda Antufieva, "Center of Asia", translated by Heda Jindrak

Not like everybody else. Part 1

Not like everybody else.  Part 1She had two names. Only one remained - a mysterious one.

She herself is a mystery.

Avant-garde.  Intriguing. Non-standard. Not subject to aging.

Improviser and experimenter, constantly surprising others and able to surprise herself.

Sainkho Namtchylak, who sings in voices of winds and hurricanes, stars and birds. She makes drawings with tea and coffee. She writes poems without punctuation and without rhyme - by a stream of consciousness.

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Nadezhda Antufieva, Center of Asia, translated by Heda Jindrak

Eagles attacked paraplanes during the Russia Cup competition in Tuva

Eagles attacked paraplanes during the Russia Cup competition in TuvaA real battle took place on the skies of Tuva between eagles, who are considered one of the symbols of Tuva, and paraplane fliers who were participating in the Russia Cup competitions, as the local TV channel "Novyi Vek" announced. Competitions on Mt. Boom 15 kilometers from Kyzyl brought many of the best pilots of the country from Moscow and Moscow region, Altai, Bashkortostan, Briansk, Belgorod, Samara, Novosibirsk, Tomsk, Kemerovo and Irkutsk regions, Altai and Krasnoyarsk Krai,, as well as from Kazakhstan - altogether about 80 athletes.

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Mergen Loigu, photo by Vitaly Shaifulin, translated by Heda Jindrak

From Novosibirsk to the "Scythian gold" in 2 hours and 20 minutes

From Novosibirsk to the "Scythian gold" in 2 hours and 20 minutesThe first passengers from Novosibirsk have used the Swiss air-taxi and came to Tuva on Friday. The goal of the tourists from Novosibirsk was to see the "Scythian gold".

"I have read so much about the unique collection of jewelry from the royal kurgans of Scythian era, which are kept at the Tuvan museum - said Andrei K. - I have been dreaming about seeing it with my own eyes not just from curiosity, but also from practical interest. I am involved in production of jewelry, and I try to take note of everything. Not just the new stuff, but works of  old master-craftsmen as well. Sometimes they bring a new impetus of creativity."

The Novosibirsk businessman spent the weekend in Tuva and returned home today. Beside the museum, he also visited  Kundustug arzhaan and Cheder lake. He took a photo at the Center of Asia obelisk.

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Mergen Loigu, photo by Vitaly Shaifulin, translated by Heda Jindrak

Tuvan reindeer females at Abakan Zoo have young

Earlier this year, four  Todzha reindeer went to take up permanent residence at the Abakan Zoo. "Tuvinskaya Pravda" wrote about it at the time.

The administration of the zoo bought the reindeer of Tuvan-Tofalar breed in the remote Chazylar settlement of Todzha district, in a private reindeer farm of Svetlana Demkina. And then we heard the good news.  The  "vazhenkas" (reindeer does) had offspring.

Last week, the former owner of the reindeer, Svetlana Demkina made a special trip to the zoo to visit with her pets and to meet their young. The reindeer from Todzha are practically domestic, and they are very attached to their owners. It is not surprising that when Svetlana Demkina approached the enclosure, the reindeer recognized her.

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Tuvapravda.ru, translated by Heda Jindrak

Tuva. People of Action: Aldar Konstantinovich Tamdyn

Tuva. People of Action: Aldar Konstantinovich TamdynYear of birth of my enterprise.

We registered on 20 April 2009.

Why I decided to become the master of my own affairs.

My father worked at the art school in Chadan, my mother was a security guard there. As a child, I used to go to work with her, and , playing the musical instruments, I felt like a king. When I eventually went to study at the Kyzyl art school, there was not enough instruments, and I wanted my own instrument so very much.

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Sayana Ondur, "Center of Asia" centerasia.ru, translated by Heda Jindrak

Tuva joins anti-tobacco action on May 31

Tuva joins anti-tobacco action on May 31Tuva will join anti-tobacco action which will take place in the republic at the initiative of  Ministry of health care of RF on the International day without tobacco - 31 May. The Ministry of health care of RT acts as the organizer of the action in the republic, preparing a plan for the event. On this day, prophylactic booklets and leaflets will be distributed in Tuvan capital, demonstration of specimens of anti-tobacco theme from the health and hygiene museum of the center for preventative medical care. Volunteer schoolchildren will perform a mini-action "Break a cigarette for a candy".

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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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