Tuvan People's Republic became part of Soviet Union during war, August 17, 1944. In summer of 1941 Tuva was de jure an independent state. It considered that the UK had the first support of USSR in war, but it is not. Tuva declared war on Germany and its allies June 22, 1941, for 11 hours before historic declaration of Churchill on radio. In Tuva, immediately began to mobilize, republic declared its readiness to send its army to front.