Turkic Republics and Communities:
Turkic Siberia Links


Last Updated: March 2, 2016

  • Tuva: Voices from the Center of Asia (CD)
  • Tuva, Among the Spirits: Sound, Music, and Nature in Sakha (CD)
  • Echoes of the Spirit World (CD)
  • Sixty Horses In My Herd, by Huun-Huur-Tu (CD)
  • Choomej, by Tuvinian Singers (CD)
  • ALTAI in Russia

    Altai people live in the Altai Republic in the Russian Federation and are divided into the Northern Altaians (Tubalar, Chelkans, Kumandin, Shors) and Southern Altaians (Altai-Kizhi, Teleut, Teles, and Telengit). Their traditional religion is Tengri Shamanism but some of them are Orthodox Christians.

  • Altai Republic Official Portal
  • Red Book: The Altai Turks
  • The Altai Turks - essay by Edward J. Vajda
  • Omniglot: Altay Language, Alphabet, and Pronunciation

    KHAKASIA in Russia

    The Republic of Khakassia is in southern Siberia in the Russian Federation. It's northwest of Tuva and northeast of the Altai Republic. Abakan is Khakassia's largest city as well as the capital. The language of the ethnic Khakas people is also called Khakas. Their traditional religion is Tengri Shamanism but many have partially adopted Orthodox Christianity. The coal-mining, ore-mining, and timber industries are prevalent in Khakassia.

  • Virtual'naya Xakasiya
  • Khakasia.ru
  • Sayanogorsk Info
  • Flag of Republic of Khakassia
  • Red Book: The Khakass
  • The Last Siberian (Khakass) Shamans
  • Information on the Khakass
  • Omniglot: Khakas Language, Alphabet, and Pronunciation
  • Face Music: Religion of the Khakass People
  • Face Music: Traditional Instruments of the Khakass People
  • Khakassia-Information

    SAKHA (YAKUTIA) in Russia

    The Sakha Republic in the Siberian region of the Russian Federation is inhabited by the Yakut people whose native language is Yakut. Russian is also widely spoken. The capital city is Yakutsk. Other major towns include Neryungri, Mirnyy, and Aldan. The climate is brutally cold in winter. Yakut cuisine includes foods like salted fish, venison, pancakes, and dairy products made from mare and reindeer milk.

    Websites in Sakha (Yakutia):

  • Arctic Travel - tours in Yakutia
  • "Eyge" Environmental Education Center of Sakha Republic (Tsentr Ekologicheskogo Prosveshcheniya Respubliki Saxa)
  • Gosudarstvennoye Sobranie (Il Tumen) Respubliki Saxa (Yakutiya)
  • Respublika Sakha (Yakutia) Government Site
  • Respublika Sakha (Yakutia)
  • Yakut Cuisine
  • Yakutsko-Lenskaya Eparxiya - Orthodox church diocesan administration
  • Kompaniya "Saxainternet"
  • Nomad Travel in Siberia - Reindeer Safari, Yakutia
  • Saxatelekom - telecommunications
  • Yakutsk On-Line
  • Yakutavia Computer Center - in Russian
  • Travel to Yakutia
  • Yakutsk City
  • YKT.RU - in Russian and Yakut
  • Kinoteatr Lena - theatre in Yakutsk
  • Gazeta "Yakutiya" - newspaper in Russian
  • Yasia: Vestnik Yakutskogo-Saxa informatsionnogo agentstva - newspaper in Russian
  • North-Eastern Federal University in Yakutsk

    External Websites:

  • Flag of Republic of Sakha (Yakutia)
  • Republic of Sakha (Yakutia) - facts compiled by Tatiana Argounova
  • The Ministry of Culture of the Russian Federation: Federal Agency for Tourism: Republic of Sakha (Yakutia)
  • Omniglot: Yakut Language, Alphabet, and Pronunciation

    TUVA in Russia

    The Republic of Tuva is located in south-central Siberia in the Russian Federation, southeast of Khakassia, east of Gorno-Altay, west of Buryatia, and north of Mongolia. Its capital city is Kyzyl. The Tuvan people's native language is Tuvan (Tuvinian), which is a Sayan Turkic language with some additional elements taken from Mongolian, Tibetan, and Russian. Some Tuvans also live in Mongolia and in Xinjiang in China. Tuvans are famous for their throat-singing. Their traditional religion is Tengri Shamanism. Buddhism has also been adopted by them.

  • Flag of Tuva
  • Friends of Tuva
  • Government of the Republic of Tuva
  • FGUPSI "TuvaSvyaz'Inform"
  • The Tuva Trader
  • TyvaNet.com
  • Avantart: Tuva
  • Huun-Huur-Tu, Throat-Singers of Tuva
  • Tuvan National Orchestra
  • Alash Ensemble - Tuvan throat-singers and musicians
  • Travel Tuva: Adventures and Cultural Tours in the Center of Asia
  • WikiVoyage: Kyzyl
  • Discover Tuva - tours
  • The Republic of Tuva - Asia's Spiritual Heart - article and photos by Dominic Hamilton
  • Plural World Interpretations: The case of the Tyvans in South Siberia - article by Anett C. Oelschlaegel
  • Omniglot: Tuvan Language, Alphabet, and Pronunciation


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