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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

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

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

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