29 American-Tuvinian Love

American-Tuvinian Love

Posted on July 20, 2010 by team

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Sean Quirk from Wisconsin liked Tuvinian throat singing so much and 7 years ago he left America and moved to the Republic of Tyva.  He turned out to be rather talented and soon became a performer of the Tuvinian National Orchestra.

Recently Sean Quirk got married. He chose Chaiganmaa Ondar from Kyzyl. They celebrated their wedding not far from the border with Mongolia.

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29 Responses to “American-Tuvinian Love”

  1. Kent says:

    That dude has prairie fever.

  2. Chris says:


  3. ducon says:

    Did he knocked her before wedding ?

  4. Kirov says:

    This is beautiful. All the best good people!!!

  5. CottonCentury says:

    Nice to see people of different cultures making families. It’s better for the world in general. Maybe it helps unify us all in the end.

    • Russian and a bit Ukrainian says:

      It does not help that much, after all Russians are a mix with so many ethnicities and Americans even more, and we still see the game of the governments. The key word is nationality here.

      • Joe Ravioli says:

        You’re right. We need to kill Nationalism.

        • vitor says:

          I disagree. culture is one of the few things that we can pass to our childrens, its what defines us, the world would be boring if we were all the same. Nationalism isn’t bad. Just because a man used it, and then used it again to its extremity, doesn’t mean it’s bad, the man was. If we follow that logic, then all ideologies are bad, and we should live like the other animals. Btw as an european, i don’t want to live on the sharia law, my ancestors fought against islamism in europe. I’m not against them, only their laws, and trying to impose rules, in counties where they are “guests”, to the others that come with good intentions, they are welcome to stay.

  6. Ivana Benderova says:

    Another annexed (er…stolen) country. Give it back to China. Then China can give it back to Turkey.

  7. Valiant says:

    Nice Story! Pray they have a very happy marriage!

  8. Cracker says:

    The Tuvinians are the only race of people to tolerate silly ponytail man from Wisconsin

  9. xoxo says:

    aww…so nice, but I hope Mrs. Quirk (?) will chop off that rat-tail of his…You know her relatives go like “it must be the way that americans wear their hair…just don’t stare at it…” :)

    • silvertwinz says:

      hehehehehe! yeah, sometimes we americans do look a bit funny. i now live in wisconsin and there are many wierd looking people here. the braid must be a wisconsin thing.

  10. Jerry Barada says:

    First picture… dude looks like he’s writing a cheque

  11. Anna says:

    so sweet)

  12. weqfsa says:

    Low level CIA brainwashed operative.

  13. six-string samurai says:

    who knows, maybe their kids will be less dorky than them

    • Kazakhstan says:

      I’m an American who married a Kazakh woman and now live in the steppes in the far west of KZ. It’s usually pretty cool, although Kazakh women are not easy. Or maybe that’s women in general.

      Oh yeah, I don’t have a silly ponytail.

    • Liza says:

      I am Kazakh and am with the English man for more than 10 years. He keeps complaining that I am difficult. I am trying to understand why and am misserably failing. May be your input will help me..

  14. observer says:

    I’ve never understood how an American can move to Russia and appreciate Russian culture (or the culture of the Russian regions). I’ve always thought that it is the reverse.

    Are there any many Americans that marry Russian men or women and live in Russia today?

    • Kirov says:

      Tuva is not Russia and has no Russian ‘culture’. It is nice and friendly people. Not egoistic maniacs that only care about ‘prestige’

  15. Misha@Canada says:

    No all Americans must eventually pilgrimage back to the U.S.A. because they need to Super-Size their food. Abroad their children will begin to look healthy & energetic…that’s when you know the American Embassy(MacDonalds)must recall one of their citizens home. You can’t have a people who aren’t lethargic & melancoly due to command & control issues.

  16. perristalsis says:

    Matrilocality, the state or custom of residing with the family or tribe of the wife, as in certain primitive societies, has a powerful influence upon certain individuals who are unsatisfied with the life they have been born into. Most common are westerners who want to be something like a 16th century Samurai warrior- Steven Segal is a good example of this, he even married his Sensei’s daughter, so he was fully immersed in the culture.

  17. UKxPat says:

    I hope they have many many children!

  18. turkistan says:

    Tanu Tuva is Russia you people are just jealous for that…
    and the other bender noob needs to learn that turks are a mix of people a mix of greeks armenians kurds assyrians and others…and of course mongols.

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