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Tuva to Host in August World Throat-Singing Contest

Tuva to Host in August World Throat-Singing ContestTuva, Khoomey's motherland, is to host in mid-August the International Throat-Singing Contest with the participation of the strongest throat-singers ofthe world. The details of the preparation for this big cultural event were discussed at the meeting of Tuva Head Sholban Kara-ool with the most famous Tuvan khoomei-singers Kaigal-ool Khovalyg (Huun-Huur-tu) and Igor Koshkendey (Chirgilchin), at present director of the Center for the Development of Tuvan culture (
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Path of a Tyrant: Uncovering Genghis Khan's Lost Legacy

Path of a Tyrant: Uncovering Genghis Khan's Lost LegacyAs competing researchers race to locate Genghis Khan's tomb, discoveries by German and Mongolian archaeologists are shedding light on his son Ögödei's equally impressive accomplishments.

His end didn't begin heroically. The Mongolian ruler simply fell off his horse. His hands and legs must have lost their strength. It was an embarrassing incident from which Genghis Khan never recovered.

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Frank Thadeusz, SPIEGEL

Tuvan Throat Singer Kongar-ool Ondar Dead at 51

Tuvan Throat Singer Kongar-ool Ondar Dead at 51Kongar-ool Ondar, a Tuvan throat singer credited with popularizing the centuries-old musical tradition of his homeland to Western audiences, has died after emergency surgery to treat a brain hemorrhage, friends said. He was 51.

Ondar died Thursday at a hospital in Kyzyl, the capital of Tuva, a Russian republic that borders Mongolia, said Sean Quirk, a longtime friend of the singer and manager of the Tuvan throat-singing ensemble Alash.

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The Moscow times

Kongar-ool Ondar died. Tuva in moan

Kongar-ool Ondar died. Tuva in moanWorld star in Tuvan khoomei, ambassador of Tuvan culture Kongar-ool Ondar died in hospital Thuesday, 25th of July. He was taken to hospital on the eve with a very high blood pressure. ‘He never paid attention to his health, never complained of headaches or heart pain he was often suffering from’, - sais Nachyn Shalyk, deputy director of the Center for the development of Tuvan traditional culture which was initiated and constructed by Kongar-ool Ondar. ‘It is a tremendous loss for all Tuva, - Tuvan head Sholban Kara-ool said in a special message to people.- We would feel it more and more with every passing day’

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Dina Oyun

International Archeological camp to open in the Tuvan Tsar Valley

International Archeological camp to open in the Tuvan Tsar ValleyInternational archeological Kyzyl-Kuragino expedition this year will move from the vicinity of the Eerbek village to the Tsar valley in the Pii-Khem district of Tuva where large-scale excavations will take place on the route of the future railway Kyzyl-Kuragino. The work in the camp site is under way to make life of volunteers from different countries of the world interesting in the free from digging time. The camp is to open on June, 5. Volunteers will come to the site since June, 3. This year 1500 people applied for a place in the expedition. The contest was open for people around the world aged 18 to 26.

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Dina Oyun

Felt Festival in Tuva: applications admitted

Felt Festival in Tuva: applications admittedThe 4nd International Felt Festival "Patterns of Life" will take place on 15 August on Arat square within the framework of the Day of the Republic. It will be possible to see and obtain felt products and souvenirs made in various corners of Russia and Mongolia. Master craftsmen from Kazachstan, Republic Altai, Bashkortostan, Khakassia, as well as from many aimaks of Mongolia will participate in the festival. There will be an exhibition and sale of yurts, a fair of folk industries products, felt-making workshops by artisans who have preserved traditional methods, and competitions.

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Dina Oyun, translated by Heda Jindrak

Tibetans to Make Tallest Buddha Statue in Russia

Tibetans to Make Tallest Buddha Statue in RussiaTibetan sculptors will create a statue of Buddha for Russia's East Siberian republic of Tuva that will be the tallest Buddha monument in the country, Buyan Bashky, chairman of the Tuva Buddhists Union, said on Wednesday.

The monument, which is being erected on Dogee Mountain in the predominantly Buddhist republic’s capital of Kyzyl, will be comprised of Buddha sitting on a throne.

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RIA Novosti

Lone Avalanche Survivor Wins Kickboxing Silver Medal

Lone Avalanche Survivor Wins Kickboxing Silver MedalThe lone survivor of an avalanche that killed six teenagers in the southern Siberian republic of Tuva last month has won a silver medal at Russia’s kickboxing championships.

Anton Salchak, 17, lost the juniors title fight to fellow Tuvan Kezhik Mongush last week, according to a statement on the regional government’s website Tuesday.

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RIA Novosti

Tyva araga in the British Isles

Tyva araga in the British IslesRussian information agencies a few days ago disseminated the news about a British farmer who produces Tuvan araga. It is said that James Bond himself tasted it. Details below.

Dairy farmer Jason Barber from Seaborough Manor told the "Dorset" journal in September, how he makes cheese and magnificent vodka that gained recognition in the country.

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Plus Inform news-paper, translated by Heda Jindrak

Head of Tuva congratulated the Elder of Tuvan literature and science on his birthday

Head of Tuva congratulated the Elder of Tuvan literature and science on his birthdayHead of Tuva Sholban Kara-ool congratulated today to his 88th birthday Mongush Kenin-Lopsan - national writer and scholar, known for his works on research of shamanism, for which he was awarded the title of permanent President of Tuvan shamans. The Premier, just like every time on this date, visited the scholar at his tiny residence in the center of Kyzyl - a rare log cabin dating from the beginning of last century, and spent a long time in conversation with the Tuvan elder.

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Press-Service of Tuvan Government, translated by Heda Jindrak
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