By the decision of the Supreme Soviet of the Russian SFSR on October 18, 1991, October 30 was declared the Day of Remembrance of the Victims of Political Repression. However, in the Russian Federation, the day was also celebrated this year.
Since 2007, the Kindred Peoples’ Programme confers the Literary Award in honour of the Udmurt writer and public figure Kuzebai Gerd.
The main objective of the Kindred Peoples’ Programme (in Estonian: Hõimurahvaste programm) is to support the preservation and development of the languages and cultures of kindred Uralic (i.e., Finno-Ugric and Samoyedic) indigenous peoples.
We do not consider cooperation possible with Finno-Ugric peoples’ organisations and individuals that support military action against Ukraine by the Russian Federation, until they stop supporting the activities against humanity by the leadership of their country.
The programme of Finno-Ugric Capitals of Culture aims to raise awareness of Finno-Ugric and Samoyedic peoples as well as Uralic languages, to strengthen collective Finno-Ugric identity and to stimulate sustainable local development in different corners of the Finno-Ugric world.