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Tuvan Folk Cuisine

Traditions of nutrition of the Central Asian nomads evolved from time immemorial. The economic subsistence of the aboriginal population of the Sayan-Altai area was based on nomadic herding. Herding involved small and large horned cattle, including yaks (in the high mountain regions in the west and southeast of the republic), as well as horses and camels. Cattle breeding was the most natural occupation, which secured material prosperity of the family and clan.
Agriculture, growing of barley and millet, was of secondary importance.
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tuvaculture.ru, translated by Heda Jindrak

Project "Wild cats of South Siberia" will take place this year in Tuva

Project "Wild cats of South Siberia" will take place this year in TuvaRussian Geographic Society will participate in the financing of a new project "Wild cats of South Siberia", having allocated 5.5 million rubles for its realization.
The means will be directed towards various recording devices, field equipment and transportation.
The project, which will be in effect until 1 June 2013, will involve nature reserves "Khakasskiy", "Sayano-Shushenskiy" (Krasnoyarsk Krai), "Ubsunur depression" (Tuva), and "Pozarym" (Khakassia).
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wwf.ru, translated by Heda Jindrak

Official delegation from Drepung Gomang monastery arrived in Tuva with a large program

Official delegation from Drepung Gomang monastery arrived in Tuva with a large programAn official delegation from Tibetan monastery Drepung Gomang, where monks from Buddhist regions of Russia and Mongolia traditionally go to study, arrived in Tuva on an invitation by the Chairman of Government of Republic Tyva and Association of Buddhists of Tuva.
The delegation, led by Geshe-Lharamba Gyaltsang Rinpoche arrive din Tuva on 8 June after concluding their program in Moscow. On the way to Kyzyl, the monks stopped in the Sayans, where they performed a ritual for attracting success - Lungta - and hanged five-color prayer flags for prosperity of Tuvan nation.
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savetibet.ru, translated by Heda Jindrak

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

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

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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