Monday, 19 November 2012

Roko Belic on "Happy"

One half of the producer/director team behind Genghis Blues, Roko Belic talks to Tuva Online about his latest film, "Happy".

Friday, 16 November 2012

Tuvan Railway Line Government Funding Cut

As reported by the Railway Gazette:

RUSSIA: The government removed the 411 km Kuragino - Kyzyl railway from its list of state investment projects on November 14. The planned line in the Tuva republic is now to be funded by Eniseiskaya Industrial Corp, which owns coal mines at Kyzyl
The line was originally to be built as a public-private partnership, to be ready in 2014.

The Manhattan Projects, Volume 1

‘THE MANHATTAN PROJECTS VOL. 1’ (Image Comics, $14.99), written by Jonathan Hickman and illustrated by Nick Pitarra, imagines that the scientists working on the atomic bomb were up to more — like traveling to other dimensions, meeting aliens and encountering doppelgängers. These titans of science (Feynman, Einstein and Oppenheimer) take the craziness in stride. It is also worth checking out Mr. Hickman’s work for Marvel Entertainment: ‘S.H.I.E.L.D.’ and ‘FANTASTIC FOUR.’

Tuesday, 13 November 2012

"Monty" Comic Sneaks Richard Feynman In

The November 13, 2012, "Monty" comic strip features a small hand-tinted photo of Richard Feynman.

Why?   We'll never know.  Perhaps it's a reference to "The Amateur Scientist" chapter in "Surely You're Joking, Mr Feynman!", but perhaps not.

Monday, 5 November 2012

Tuva State University to offer Tuvan Langauge and Culture International Study Program

The Tuva State University is developing an international studies program and would like to get the word out about their yearly study program of Tuvan Language and Culture as well as their partnership program of Tuvan Music Research.  They are also developing a 2-week summer program for foreigners.

For more details, please see the Tuva State University web site.