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Finnish town Kuhmo selected as Finno-Ugric Capital of Culture 2023

This marks the first time that the Finno-Ugric Capital of Culture will be located in Finland. Kuhmo expects the title to boost cultural tourism in the region and to support the preservation and revitalization of languages and cultural heritage across the wider Finno-Ugric world.

29.01.2022

TMW 2021: Fenno-Ugria Night is coming in a week! Who is performing?

The night also represents a bridge between TMW and the Finno-Ugrian Days, an event that introduces Finno-Ugric peoples, set to take place in October.

23.09.2021

Video and photos: Abja-Paluoja celebrated with the Finno-Ugric peoples at the Mulgi party

According to Ave Grenberg, the main organizer of the party, the title of Finno-Ugric Capital of Culture awarded to Abja-Paluoja has significantly increased both national …

03.08.2021

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

The Head of the University of Latvia Livonian Institute receives an international award

Valts Ernštreits, Head of the University of Latvia Livonian Institute, has received the Ilmapuu (World Tree) Award from the Kindred Peoples’ Programme of the Ministry …

29.05.2020

Estonia commemorates the victims of mass deportations in 1949

From March 25-28, 1949, more than 90,000 people across the Baltics, including more than 20,000 in Estonia, ranging from infants to the elderly, were forcibly …

25.03.2020

'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

Life, death and preserving tradition on an Estonian island of only a few hundred people

Photographer Jeremie Jung’s “Kihnu, the Estonian Isle of Traditions” is a photo documentary project about an island inhabited by only 500 people in the Baltic …

04.11.2019

Minister of Culture sent greetings to Finnish and Hungarian ministers on Finno-Ugric Day

The ongoing Estonian Finno-Ugrian Days 2019 are dedicated to the United Nations’ International Year of Indigenous Languages.

19.10.2019

Non-Russian Languages Being Pushed Out of Schools in Five Middle Volga Republics

WINDOW ON EURASIA: Since the adoption of a Russian law making the study of non-Russian languages in the republics voluntary, 7×7 blogger Nail Gyylman says …

18.09.2019

Finno-Ugrian Days 2019 are dedicated to indigenous languages

The Finno-Ugrian Days 2019 are dedicated to the United Nations’ International Year of Indigenous Languages. Of the estimated 7,000 languages spoken around the world, 2,680 …

17.09.2019

Self-Immolation Highlights Controversy over Cultural Rights in Russia

A national debate on minority cultural rights is the backdrop to the death of an academic in the Russian republic of Udmurtia. Published in openDemocracy Damelya …

12.09.2019