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Finno-Ugrian days return this October

The festival reaches its apex on the third Saturday of October – this year on October 15th – the day that the national flags of Estonia fly in honour of our fellow kindred peoples living all around the world.

04.10.2022

Mulgimaa passes on the title of Finno-Ugric Capital of Culture to Udmurtia

The year of Abja-Paluoja, the historic capital of Mulgimaa, as the Finno-Ugric Capital of Culture, is drawing to a close. On 27 November, the baton …

25.11.2021

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

Mulgimaa takes centre stage as Estonia embraces its Finno-Ugric family

Abja-Paluoja, the capital of Estonia’s historic Mulgimaa region, has become the Finno-Ugric Capital of Culture 2021

17.02.2021

President: More attention should be paid to different dialects

At an event celebrating Abja-Paluoja as the Finno-Ugric Capital of Culture on Saturday, President Kersti Kaljulaid encouraged people to support and maintain different dialects. The …

17.02.2021

Moscow splitting Finno-Ugric languages to promote assimilation to Russian, Mari linguist says

Moscow is currently promoting the division of the Mari language into two – the Lugo Mari and the Gorno Mari — to reduce the number …

11.12.2020

Artyom Malykh: "Decline of standardized literary Uralic languages will coexist with the promotion of dialects as standardized languages"

On 21 October, Artyom Malykh, well-known Udmurt activist and founder of Uralistica social network, gave a talk on Uralic peoples of Russia at Sugrifest, a …

25.11.2020

International Day of the World's Indigenous Peoples 9 August

9 August commemorates the International Day of the World’s Indigenous Peoples. It is celebrated around the world and marks the date of the inaugural session …

07.08.2020

CIFU congress postponed, but online congress to take place

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the CIFU XIII has been postponed to August 2021. However, we will organize a virtual pre-congress in August 2020 (currently …

04.08.2020

The Finns celebrate Kalevala Day

Today, on the 28th of February is Kalevala Day, marking the anniversary of the publication of Kalevala, compiled by Elias Lönnrot (1802-1884) from Finnish and Karelian oral folklore and …

28.02.2020

International Mother Language Day

The idea to celebrate International Mother Language Day was the initiative of Bangladesh. It was approved at the 1999 UNESCO General Conference and has been observed throughout the …

21.02.2020

'Quite incredible': demand for Indigenous literature goes global

THE NEW YORK TIMES: Indigenous literature has been one of the top-performing categories for local booksellers in 2019, and international publishers are noticing a similar …

25.11.2019