Every little bit yurts

The Republic of Tuva is a member of the Russian Federation, about the size of Oklahoma, located in southern Siberia. It has mining but no railway; its summers are cool, its winters are, well, Siberian. And they have a seriously kick-ass national anthem:

The lyrics are even better.

(With thanks to Roberta X.)


  1. Roger O Green »

    6 August 2018 · 10:15 am

    Fascinating place. from the Wikipedia: Tuva was a signatory to the March 31, 1992 treaty that created the Russian Federation. A new constitution for the republic was drawn up on October 22, 1993. This created a 32-member parliament (Supreme Khural) and a Grand Khural, which is responsible for foreign policy and any possible changes to the constitution, and ensures that Tuvan law is given precedence. The constitution also allowed for a referendum if Tuva ever sought independence. This constitution was passed by 53.9% (or 62.2%, according to another source) of Tuvans in a referendum on December 12, 1993. At the same time, the official name was changed from Tuva (Тува) to Tyva (Тыва).

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