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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

Mulgimaa passes on the title of Finno-Ugric Capital of Culture to Udmurtia

At the closing ceremony of the Finno-Ugric Year of Culture, participants will be addressed by President Toomas Hendrik Ilves and Minister of Culture Tiit Terik.

29.11.2021

Mulgimaa passes on the title of Finno-Ugric Capital of Culture to Udmurtia

The year of Abja-Paluoja, the historic capital of Mulgimaa, as the Finno-Ugric Capital of Culture, is drawing to a close. On 27 November, the baton …

25.11.2021

Finno-Ugric Capital of Culture 2023 Competition Begins

Thematic focus of the competition continues to be the upcoming International Decade of Indigenous Languages 2022-2032. Winner of the competition will be announced on January 14, 2022, in Otepää (Estonia).

12.10.2021

TMW 2021: Fenno-Ugria Night is coming in a week! Who is performing?

The night also represents a bridge between TMW and the Finno-Ugrian Days, an event that introduces Finno-Ugric peoples, set to take place in October.

23.09.2021

Video and photos: Abja-Paluoja celebrated with the Finno-Ugric peoples at the Mulgi party

According to Ave Grenberg, the main organizer of the party, the title of Finno-Ugric Capital of Culture awarded to Abja-Paluoja has significantly increased both national …

03.08.2021

Watch Live: VIII World Congress of Finno-Ugric Peoples final sessions

The VIII World Congress of Finno-Ugric Peoples continues Friday, its final day, and the final sessions plus the closing ceremony can be watched live on ERR News, together with simultaneous translation into English, from 10.00 a.m. Estonian time.

18.06.2021

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

"It's easy to be together!" #tartu2021fu

The preparations of VIII World Congress due to begin in Tartu on June 16, 2021, this time in a hybrid format, are in full swing. The versatile cultural programme and the slogan – "It's easy to be together!" – bridging our kindred nations, both the delegates and the observers, were revealed today.

11.06.2021

Two planned large-scale summer events to go ahead

The government gave the go-ahead to two large-scale events planned for summer, amid falling coronavirus rates. June’s Eighth World Congress of Finno-Ugric Peoples and July’s …

22.05.2021

Finno-Ugric Capital of Culture 2022 Will Be Announced at the World Congress in Tartu

Thematic focus of the competition is provided by the upcoming International Decade of Indigenous Languages 2022-2032.

28.03.2021

Mulgimaa takes centre stage as Estonia embraces its Finno-Ugric family

Abja-Paluoja, the capital of Estonia’s historic Mulgimaa region, has become the Finno-Ugric Capital of Culture 2021

17.02.2021