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Finno-Ugric peoples at Tallinn University's Winter School

In January, the course Introduction to Estonia and Finno-Ugric Cultures was held as a part of Tallinn Winter School by Tallinn University. A six-day workshop …

12.02.2024

Saami films receive multiple Jussi nominations

Je'vida and Máhccan are among the nominees for the Finnish Jussi Award.

07.02.2024

Mari holiday Shorykyol

The Mari holiday begins on a Friday after the new moon after the Winter Solstice. Shorykyol lasts for a week, this year from 5 January to 12 January.

16.01.2024

Artist draws inspiration from Komi mythology

Yury Lisovski cherisches the Komi cultural heritage through his art.

16.12.2023

Finno-Ugric Days 2023

The theme of this year's Finno-Ugric Days is 'Courage', referring to difficult times and the courage to remain ourselves. A series of events in Tallinn and Tartu will bring together Finno-Ugric musicians, artists, writers and scholars. There will be an academic conference on Latvian indigenous peoples, a chance to listen to traditional music and listen to classical music. The month will end with hot club nights in Tartu and Tallinn.

12.10.2023

'Smoke Sauna Sisterhood' nominated for international awards

The Estonian-made and co-produced documentary film ‘Smoke Sauna Sisterhood’, or ‘Savvusanna sõsarad’ in South Estonian has received much international attention. The movie, directed by Anna …

11.09.2023

Tallinn University's Finno-Ugric bloggers' school had a discussion at the Finno-Ugric film festival FUFF

As part of Tallinn University’s Summer School, the School for Finno-Ugric Bloggers took place on August 21-24. The results of the School were further discussed …

28.08.2023

Art dedicated to Livonians in Viljandi

As part of the international year of Livonian heritage, an art exhibition by the painters Andres Koort and Urmo Raus has been opened in Rüki …

26.06.2023

How to conceptualise Russia

The seminar "How to conceptualise Russia" was organised by Fenno-Ugria in Maarjamäe Castle in Tallinn on 31 May. The seminar was supported by the Open Estonia Foundation/Active Citizens Fund and it took place within the framework of the project "Democracy School for Finno-Ugric communities in Estonia".

13.06.2023

Coping with crises and trauma in Finno-Ugric cultures

The crisis and traumas related to Russia's aggression in Ukraine affect not only representatives of Finno-Ugric minorities living in Estonia with Russian citizenship, but also Estonians: there is mutual learning. Estonians and Finns, as small nations and Finno-Ugric people, have been forced to adapt to very rapid social changes due to the changed geopolitical situation and the war, and that is not always easy. This was discussed at the OEF/Active Citizens Fund project seminar held on 13 May in Tapa.

07.06.2023

Video lecture by Jaak Prozes and Andres Heinapuu at MAFUN Academy

On March 28, Jaak Prozes and Andres Heinapuu will give a lecture on the Finno-Ugric national movements from the end of the 1980s to the early 2000s and the Finno-Ugric World Congresses in the 1990s and 2000s at the Academy of the Finno-Ugric youth organisation MAFUN.

28.03.2023

The Ethnic Science Award goes to linguist and anthropologist Roza Laptander

The Kindred Peoples’ Programme’s Ethnic Science Award goes to linguist and anthropologist Roza Laptander for her research on the silence of the Nenets.

17.10.2022