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Year: 2021

Resolution of the VIII World Congress of Finno-Ugric Peoples

The World Congress declares that the commitment to human rights, national minorities and indigenous peoples, freedom of speech, dignified development of languages and traditional culture, mutual respect between peoples and countries remain key guidelines in the activities of the Consultative Committee and the World Congress.

19.06.2021

Watch Live: VIII World Congress of Finno-Ugric Peoples final sessions

The VIII World Congress of Finno-Ugric Peoples continues Friday, its final day, and the final sessions plus the closing ceremony can be watched live on ERR News, together with simultaneous translation into English, from 10.00 a.m. Estonian time.

18.06.2021

Second day of the Congress: working groups are deep in discussions

Working group moderators are going to summarise the presentations and discussions on the last day of the Congress.

17.06.2021

President Kaljulaid: Finno-Ugric language preservation matter of national survival

Preservation of the Finno-Ugric languages, including Estonian, is a matter of national survival for the peoples of the region, President Kersti Kaljulaid says.

16.06.2021

Finno-Ugric peoples about to enter a new era in Tartu

TODAY: On Wednesday 16 June, the VIII World Congress of Finno-Ugric Peoples will begin in Tartu, in the Estonian National Museum.

16.06.2021

VIII World Congress Hosts Unique Cultural Experiences in Tartu

Free programme includes viewings of documentaries, concert of chamber choir Collegium Musicale in Toomemägi, several special exhibitions and a free discussion in Loodusmaja.

11.06.2021

"It's easy to be together!" #tartu2021fu

The preparations of VIII World Congress due to begin in Tartu on June 16, 2021, this time in a hybrid format, are in full swing. The versatile cultural programme and the slogan – "It's easy to be together!" – bridging our kindred nations, both the delegates and the observers, were revealed today.

11.06.2021

Eesti Pank is issuing a two-euro coin for the Finno-Ugric peoples into circulation

Governor of Eesti Pank Madis Müller will present the commemorative coin and the coin card at the VIII World Congress of the Finno-Ugric peoples in the Estonian National Museum in Tartu.

09.06.2021

Two planned large-scale summer events to go ahead

The government gave the go-ahead to two large-scale events planned for summer, amid falling coronavirus rates. June’s Eighth World Congress of Finno-Ugric Peoples and July’s …

22.05.2021

Russian delegations, Putin could still attend the Finno-Ugric World Congress in Estonia

Tõnu Seilenthal says in an interview with Estonian World that even if the Russian Federation creates an “iron curtain”, the results of the cooperation so far will still support the vitality and continuity of the Finno-Ugric peoples of Russia.

07.05.2021

Registration to the World Congress is open until 31 May

The VIII World Congress of Finno-Ugric Peoples will be held on 16–18 June 2021 at the Estonian National Museum in Tartu, Estonia. The Congress will be organized in a hybrid format and it will be possible to attend all the sessions either in-person in Tartu or virtually online. NB! Registration for journalists will end on 7 June 2021.

27.04.2021

Finno-Ugric Capital of Culture 2022 Will Be Announced at the World Congress in Tartu

Thematic focus of the competition is provided by the upcoming International Decade of Indigenous Languages 2022-2032.

28.03.2021