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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

Decision of The VIII World Congress of Finno-Ugric Peoples

The VIII World Congress of Finno-Ugric Peoples, in order to develop further effective cooperation of the Finno-Ugric and Samoyed peoples, decided to hold the IX …

22.06.2021

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

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

Finno-Ugric peoples about to enter a new era in Tartu

TODAY: On Wednesday 16 June, the VIII World Congress of Finno-Ugric Peoples will begin in Tartu, in the Estonian National Museum.

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

Russian delegations, Putin could still attend the Finno-Ugric World Congress in Estonia

Tõnu Seilenthal says in an interview with Estonian World that even if the Russian Federation creates an “iron curtain”, the results of the cooperation so far will still support the vitality and continuity of the Finno-Ugric peoples of Russia.

07.05.2021

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

Postponed Finno-Ugric world congress to be held in Tartu next June

The VIII World Congress of Finno-Ugric Peoples, which was postponed due to the coronavirus pandemic, has been rescheduled for June 16-18, 2021, the nonprofit Fenno-Ugria …

18.06.2020

The VIII World Congress of Finno-Ugric Peoples will be postponed

ANNOUNCEMENT: NGO Fenno-Ugria announces that due to the emergency situation caused by the COVID-19 virus, the VIII World Congress of Finno-Ugric Peoples will be postponed. …

30.03.2020