Foreign News: Tannu Tuva

Mother Russia acquired another child. In the Soviet Union's ample and complex federal bosom,* the newcomer is known as the Tuvinian Autonomous Region. Hitherto it has been called Tannu Tuva, nominally an independent people's republic tucked between Outer Mongolia and Siberia.

Asia's Heart. The 90,000 round-faced, slant-eyed Tuvinians live in the geographical heart of Asia. They are mostly of Turkic and Mongol stock. With their 1,200,000 cattle, horses, sheep, goats, yaks and reindeer, they occupy an area about as large as Missouri. Moscow regards their evolution from nomadic tribalism to Soviet comradeship as a model of its kind.

What Western romanticists called an...

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