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Besserman villages proposed to be in list of traditional indigenous places

The deputies of the State Council of Udmurtia are planning to address the Chairman of the Government of Russia Mikhail Mishustin with a proposal to …

04.03.2024

The State Council of the Komi Republic rejected use of Komi in sittings

Viktor Vorobyov, a deputy to the State Council of the Komi Republic and a representative of the Communist Party, submitted a draft law to the State Council's Legislative Committee to allow the use of the Komi language in parliament.

24.02.2024

Komi-Permyak Literary Language Day celebrated with postcards and dictation

The Komi-Permyak Literary Language Day is celebrated on February 17 by decree of the Governor of Perm Krai since 2010. As has become customary, a number of events and activities are organised on the occasion to promote the Komi-Permyak language.

23.02.2024

Court refused to recognise Mansi

The second-instance court of the Khanty-Mansi Autonomous Okrug refused to recognise a resident of Urai town and her children as representatives of the Mansi.

22.02.2024

International Pelmeni Day celebrated in Udmurtia

The Udmurt Republic has been celebrating World Pelmeni Day for the past ten years, as according to some, Udmurtia is the homeland of the pelmeni dumplings. This year's festival took place again from 5-10 February. In Udmurt, 'pelnyany' means 'ear bread', and in the city of Izhevsk, a monument of several metres in height has been erected to the dumplings.

21.02.2024

Mari director and cultural figure Vasili Pekteyev celebrated his 70th birthday

On 23 January, the Mari director of the Mari National Theatre turned 70 years. A festival of his plays will begin in February in honour of the significant date.

15.02.2024

Chairman of the Association of Finno-Ugric Peoples of Russia met the leadership of the Komi Republic

Pyotr Tultayev, Chairman of the Finno-Ugric Association and Senator of the Council of the Russian Federation, met with the Head of the Republic Vladimir Uiba and the Chairman of the State Council of the Republic (Speaker) Sergey Usachov on 2 February.

13.02.2024

The 94th birthday of the Republic of Mordovia was celebrated and not celebrated either

In recent years, it has become increasingly noticeable that birthdays in the republics of the Russian Federation are inappropriate or inconvenient to celebrate.

12.02.2024

Saami National Day celebrated in Murmansk region

The governor of the oblast, Andrei Chibis, congratulated the local Saami people on the occasion of the celebration and noted that the Saami will be given a great deal of support, with 53 million roubles earmarked for 2023.

07.02.2024

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 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

Book review: Trillium

To celebrate the Year of Livonian Heritage and the continuing Decade of Indigenous Languages, Fenno-Ugria publishes a book review of the Livonian-English poetry anthology 'Trillium'.

21.12.2023