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Estonia's Soomaa region dugout boat culture added to UNESCO protection list

This is Estonia's fifth entry on the Intangible Cultural Heritage list and the first which is described as urgently in need of safeguarding.

15.12.2021

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

Video greeting from President of the Republic Sauli Niinistö

Video greeting from President of the Republic Sauli Niinistö to the World Congress of Finno-Ugric Peoples held on 16–18 June 2021 Honourable representatives of Finno-Ugric …

17.06.2021

President Kaljulaid: Finno-Ugric language preservation matter of national survival

Preservation of the Finno-Ugric languages, including Estonian, is a matter of national survival for the peoples of the region, President Kersti Kaljulaid says.

16.06.2021

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

The Head of the University of Latvia Livonian Institute receives an international award

Valts Ernštreits, Head of the University of Latvia Livonian Institute, has received the Ilmapuu (World Tree) Award from the Kindred Peoples’ Programme of the Ministry …

29.05.2020

Finno-Ugrian Days 2019 are dedicated to indigenous languages

The Finno-Ugrian Days 2019 are dedicated to the United Nations’ International Year of Indigenous Languages. Of the estimated 7,000 languages spoken around the world, 2,680 …

17.09.2019

Udmurt Language Activist Mourned In Russia After Self-Immolation Protest

An academic in central Russia died Tuesday after setting himself on fire over what has been reported as an act of protest over perceived government …

12.09.2019

Russian Scholar Dies From Self-Immolation While Protesting to Save Native Language

THE MOSCOW TIMES: An academic in central Russia died Tuesday after setting himself on fire over what has been reported as an act of protest over …

11.09.2019

Nuori Karjala obtained consultative status with ECOSOC at UN

New York: Center for Support of Indigenous Peoples and Civic Diplomacy Young Karelia Nuori Karjala -nuorisojärjestö has been granted special consultative status with Economic and Social Council …

13.08.2019

Finno-Ugric activists made proposals at the UN for the protection of languages

12th session of the UN Expert Mechanism on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples started with the celebration of the 2019 International Year of Indigenous Languages. International …

02.08.2019

Lea Kreinin: On FUFF and trains

As we know, the high-speed trains do not stop everywhere. That’s why, for example, many passengers of the Tartu-Tallinn route were probably unaware of the …

23.07.2018