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30 years of Erzya Language Day

On 16 April, the Erzya Language Day is celebrated, as decided by the Foundation for Saving the Erzya Language, which was set up in 1993 to support the Erzya national movement. The Foundation itself was named after the linguist Anatoly Ryabov (1894-1838), whose birthday, 16 April, became the date for the celebration of the day in 1994.

16.04.2024

Free Nations League organised in Estonia

On 4-6 April 2024, the Free Nations League held its first congress in Otepää, South Estonia, bringing together anti-imperialist movements in Russia.

12.04.2024

Veps-language tours have become popular in Karelia

At the Media Centre for Karelian, Finnish and Vepsian Resources in the Republic of Karelia, it was reported that tours in Veps are becoming increasingly popular.

04.04.2024

Russia's Ministry of Justice recommends restricting activities of social organisations

On 23 March, the general meeting of the Mari Republic regional social organisation Mari Ushem was held in Yoshkar-Ola, this time in a commercial venue. The republican, state-funded central institution for national organisations, the 'Friendship of Nations' (Дружба народов), did not provide a venue for the meeting.

03.04.2024

Population of Komi Republic melts like spring snow

According to statistics of the Republic of Komi, 720,610 people were living in the Republic of Komi on 1 January 2024, down from 734,363 on 1 January 2022.

02.04.2024

Cadet classes open in all Syktyvkar schools

Instead of informing the public about the opening of Komi language classes in the capital's schools, the city's press department announced the opening of cadet classes in all schools, starting from 1 September 2024.

02.04.2024

Young indigenous families supported by chum capital

The Yamalo-Nenets Autonomous Okrug is the only part of the Russian Federation where support is provided to young indigenous families for the construction of shelters.

31.03.2024

Measles thwart reindeer herder meeting

A gathering of reindeer herders, fishermen and hunters, which was to have taken place on 23 March in the village of Ruskinskaya in the Surgut district of the Khanty-Mansiysk Autonomous Okrug, and which has essentially become a national celebration of indigenous peoples, was cancelled.

31.03.2024

Scientists recommend ban on reindeer hunting in Taymyr

Scientists are sounding the alarm: if no action is taken, the Taimyr Peninsula's wild reindeer population could disappear.

31.03.2024

Finno-Ugric republics of Russia supported Putin once again

Three days of presidential elections in the Russian Federation are over. The people of the Finno-Ugric republics have once again backed Vladimir Putin, but this time he won a lower percentage of the vote than in the country as a whole - 87.33% in the Russian Federation.

18.03.2024

Mansi rapper opens studio

Rapper Yevgeny Anyamov, who records his songs in Mansi, has opened his own music studio.

13.03.2024

Children's animation in Nenets

The Russian children's animation series Be-be-bears ('Mi-mi-mishki' in Russian) will have several episodes translated into Nenets.

08.03.2024