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.
‘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’ International 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. This year 1500 people applied for a place in the expedition.
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 contest was open for people around the world aged 18 to 26.
The 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.
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Tuva, Khoomey's motherland, is to host in mid-August the International Throat-Singing Contest with the participation of the strongest throat-singers ofthe world. Kongar-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. 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. He was taken to hospital on the eve with a very high blood pressure.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 (https://vk.com/tuvacenter) As 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. ‘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 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.Tibetan 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.