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In memoriam Valei Kelmakov

At the end of last year, sad news came out of Udmurtia of the passing of the eminent Udmurt linguist and Finnougrist Valei Kelmakov (14 January 1942–28 December 2023).

05.02.2024

Mari and Udmurt birthrate in Bashkortostan highest in region

The Statistical Office of Bashkortostan used the last census, in 2021, to find out which ethnic groups in the republic have the highest number of children.

15.12.2023

Udmurt Language Day celebrated grandiosely

The Udmurt Language Day was initiated by the Udmurt representative organisation Udmurt Kenesh and first celebrated on 27 November 2018.

29.11.2023

The winners of the Kindred People's Literary Award are Ķempi Kārl and Aado Lintrop

On 1 November, in commemoration of the Udmurt writer and social activist Kuzebai Gerd (1898–1937), the Kindred Peoples' Programme traditionally announced the winners of the Literary Award.

10.11.2023

Udmurt culture researchers win Uralic Ethnic Studies Award

The 2023 Uralic Ethnic Studies Award was awarded to Eva Toulouze and Nikolai Anisimov for their research into 21st century Udmurt culture.

07.11.2023

Four years ago, Albert Razin sacrificed his own life

On 10 September 2019, Albert Razin - a Udmurt sociologist and philosopher - set himself on fire in front of the Udmurt State Council building.

12.09.2023

'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

A few days left: deadline 31.08. for Uralic Ethnic Studies and Scientific Research Published In A Uralic Language Awards!

The awards recognise the research work of kindred peoples who have do not have sovereign states. The awards are given for a monograph, collection or …

29.08.2023

New language technology developed for Uralic languages

This year, there has been progress in developing modern software for the Uralic languages. Programmes related to Udmurt and Mari are being developed, in addition to a Uralic-language machine translation engine at the University of Tartu.

18.07.2023

Estonian Language Board presented proposals regarding Seto, Võro

In May, the Estonian Language Board suggested eight proposals regarding the legal status of the South Estonian languages, Võro and Seto.

11.07.2023

Main event of Finno-Ugric Capital of Culture held in Kuhmo

The Finno-Ugric Capital of Culture 2023 is in Kuhmo, Finland. The title is awarded to a Finnish municipality for the first time in the contest …

07.07.2023

XIII Youth Song Festival

The XIII Estonian Youth Song Festival “Holy is the Land” took place in the Tallinn Song Festival Grounds from 30 June to 2 July. The …

03.07.2023