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On December 13 in the Philharmonic Society Hall the annual beauty pageant Cӑvaš Piki (Miss Chuvash, not to be confused with Miss Chuvashia) took place. Contestants came from districts of Chuvashia and Tatarstan and competed in five categories. First they presented themselves and then performed their talent routines. After that they were interviewed by the judges, presented traditional dishes they prepared and modeled beautiful traditional-inspired clothes.

It took the judges very long to come to a decision: Viktoria Tihonova from Murkash became this year's Miss Chuvash. She won a trip to a sea resort, while the runners-up were awarded tablet computers.



Trolleybuses Speak More Chuvash
 Šyravşă | 04.12.2015 10:20 |

Chuvash Language

People have felt the reduction of Chuvash announcements in Cheboksary trolleybuses. In the wake of it association Irӗklӗh (Freedom) filed complaints. The official response that they obtained from Cheboksary's Leninski Disctrict Prosecutor's office confirmed the violation of the republic's law concerning languages by Cheboksary Trolleybus Company and recommended the latter to make corrections.

As a result the trolleybus company has already changed the announcements on routes 4 and 20 to include both state languages in equal proportion. The portions that used to be said only in Russian ("Attention, the doors are closing") are now pronounced in Chuvash as well (Asӑrhanӑr, alӑksem hupӑnaşşӗ).

Traveller infromation boards in trolleybuses and buses will soon become bilingual too.



Not long ago turkologist Cemalettin Yavuz came to Chuvashia. His research focuses on studies of Chuvash, Tatar and Bashkir folklore.

The worsening of Russian Turkish relations after Turkey shot down Russian war plane led to the arrest of the young researcher, who was staying in Chuvashia at that time. He was collecting materials for his masters' theses sponsored by Yunus Emre program.

Recently Cemalettin appeared in Chuvash press as a translator of Chuvash folk fairy tales into Turkish, and was praised for having learnt to speak Chuvash in a very short time.

The researcher is expected to pay a fare, be deported and banned from enetering Russia for a period of 5 years. He'll be detained for two weeks for legal procedures.

Turkey's Trakya University expressed its discontent with what it called an unlawful detention of its research assistant. Turkish Consulate in Kazan is working to free the researcher.



Here are the finalists in the Russian “Reading Region” competition - the regions of Chuvashia, Bashkortostan, Buryatia, Mari El and Sakha; Astrakhan, Volgorod, Kirov, Kostroma, Kursk, Murmansk, Novgorod, Orlovsk, Saratov, Tversk and Ulyanovsk; Khabarovsk; Moscow and St Petersburg; Nenets.

These republics, provinces, territories of Russia showed high levels of reading and literary infrastructure and presented original literary projects.

83 of Russia’s 85 regions took part in the competition, which is a part of the 2015 “Year of Literature”. The winner will be announced at a special ceremony on 27 November.



Linguistic First Aid
 Šyravşă | 16.11.2015 16:02 |

Chuvash Language

Association Irӗklӗh has started a new project to help promote and facilitate equal use of both state languages in Chuvashia. The name of the project is Linguistic First Aid and its objectives are:

* to make equal opportunities for using both state languages in Chuvashia;

* to preserve and develop Chuvash language as it is the foundation of Chuvash national culture;

* to unite the people through the Chuvash language;

* to promote linguistic harmony and communication culture.

The project will help individuals and corporations linguistically. Legal consultations will be provided on how to defend Chuvash language: how to use it in signage, in trade, and other fields. Linguistic First Aid will also help to file officials complaints against those who break the Language Law of the republic. Upon demand the Aiders will also help translate documents and blanks, signboards and organization names into Chuvash.

It is worth mentioning that the Project has already helped the biggest Health Insurance Company Chuvashia-Med translate their information.



Chuvash Athletes Banned
 Šyravşă | 15.11.2015 16:17 |

Sports Tatiana Arhipova
Tatiana Arhipova

A doping scandal lead to The International Association of Athletics Federations (IAAF) banning Russian Federation athletes from participating in international competitions, which prevented Chuvash sportsmen, too, from attending athletic tournaments.

Tatiana Arhipova missed the Japan marathon which happened in the weekend.

The Chuvash Athletics team trainer Nikolai Panfilov says Natalia Puchkova and Alina Prokopieva's participation in world tournaments is also doubtful.

The 2016 World Race Walking Cup which was to take place in Cheboksary was cancelled last week. Chuvash Sports Minister Sergei Sheltukov says the official cancellation documents haven't yet arrived, therefore the tournament preparations continue as scheduled.



Best Teachers of Mother Tongue
 Šyravşă | 09.11.2015 14:39 |


On October 28-31 in Moscow federal master classes of teaching native tongues of Russia took place. The participants went through a two-stage competition, whereby they had to present their methodical essays and lesson plans - 182 teachers from 43 regions of Russia submitted their works.

75 winners from Chuvashia, Tatarstan, Bashkiria, Mordovia, Udmurtia, Komi, Tver, Moscow, St. Petersburg and other regions convened for the second stage that happened in the country's capital city. They demonstrated their methods and teacher skills to judges who gave a Chuvash teacher the winning 3rd place.

The Chuvash winner, Svetlana Tiahmusova comes from School 43 in the city of Cheboksary. Two other Chuvash teachers were Valentina Efimova from the town of Kozlovka and Valentina Ivanova from Kanash district's Suhaikassi school. They all teach the Chuvash language and literature.

Valentina Efimova's methods and teaching devices were considered the best by the judges, and she received a special diploma.

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Ardalion Ignatyev
 Šyravşă | 09.11.2015 14:13 |


One of the most talented people of Jelcӗk District of Chuvashia Ardalion Ignatyev was a famous Soviet athlete who competed in Melbourne Olympics in 1956 (won the bronze medal), European championships (Champion in 1954) and for many years held record scores in USSR.

Jelcӗk's People's Museum of Regional Studies invites everybody to an exposition called The Road to Achievements. It features photographs and interesting documents related to Ardalion's success. In the evening of November 24, the birthday of Ardalion Ignatyev, a memorial event will be held.



Beer Festival In Moscow
 Šyravşă | 09.11.2015 13:57 |


On November 7 the Kransyi Oktyabr culture palace hosted the national festival of Chuvash called Kӗr Sӑri (Autumn Beer). It was organized with the help of Chuvash Autonomous organization in Moscow.

Some 500 people came to the celebration and enjoyed concert by Chuvash music artists and tasted Chuvash food.



Chuvash Art Party
 Šyravşă | 31.10.2015 18:24 |

Art Jewelry and accessories by designer Mikuş Baltaj
Jewelry and accessories by designer Mikuş Baltaj

Director Iosif Trer is inviting everyone involved in Art to a party on November 3 at 18:30 in the Youth Theater.

For anyone who is interested in Chuvash culture and is in Chuvashia now this is a great opportunity to meet almost all of the contemporary important artists, designers and writers.

The host Iosif Trer invites the guests to reflect on the current status of Chuvash art in the world.

These artisans confirmed they are coming and it is a great chance for us to list the most prominent names of present-day Chuvash art-scene:

Ethnofuturism and Receptualism artist Georgiy Fomiryakov,

Aygiists Atner Husankai and Oleg Ulangin,

Popular TV host and journalist Tatiana Iliina,

Avant-garde poet Marina Kariagina,

Ethnic costume, jewelry and accessory designer Mikuş Baltaj,

singer-songwriters Vladimir Iandush and Hai-Lav,

dance-pop music band Şilarman,

museum curator Antonina Andreeva,

designer and artist Pavel Popov,

French Chuvash language and culture activist Ulpi,

Haval Chuvash Youth Organization and Chuvash Language school director Aleksandr Blinov.

Also invited are:

Artist and Illustrator Praski Witti,

musical instrument maker Nikolai Fomiriakov,

Estonian Chuvash singer-songwriter Aleksandr Aidarov.


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