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Finno-Ugric Capital of Culture 2023 Competition Begins

Thematic focus of the competition continues to be the upcoming International Decade of Indigenous Languages 2022-2032. Winner of the competition will be announced on January 14, 2022, in Otepää (Estonia).

12.10.2021

International Day of the World’s Indigenous Peoples 2021

That is why the 2021 theme is “Leaving no one behind: Indigenous peoples and the call for a new social contract.” But, what does it mean?

09.08.2021

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

World Heritage Committee inscribes four cultural and one natural site on UNESCO’s World Heritage List

These additions were made during the extended 44th session of the World Heritage Committee held online and chaired from Fuzhou (China), which is examining nominations from both 2020 and 2021.

29.07.2021

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

Raisiya Sungurova: "Mari people in Yugra are on the land of our kindred peoples"

Raisiya Sungurova was awarded the Lennart Meri’s Waterfowl prize for her role as Mari community leader in the Yugra region.

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