The Republic of Tuva has experienced the loss of a second mother within one year, following the news of son's passing. The first mother died in June 2022, second in June 2023. These events have been reported by the New Tuva Telegram channel.
Two mothers died in Tuva, both heartbroken by the loss of their sons in the war in Ukraine. The first tragedy struck in June 2022. Funerals for serviceman Vladimir Shabalin and his mother were held on the same day. The mother passed away shortly after receiving the news of her son’s death.
On June 2, 2023, 28-year-old military man Aidash Lopsaney was buried in Kyzyl. He was the only son of his family. Aidash's mother died four days after the funeral.
Last September, female residents of Tuva organized a demonstration against the mobilization. They planned to perform traditional round dances and songs in the central square in Kyzyl. The authorities responded by detaining the participants of the flash mob. Subsequently, Vladislav Khovalyg, the head of Tuva, promised to provide the families of each mobilized individual with a live sheep.