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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

Karelian Electoral Commission refuses to use Karelian and Veps languages

On the eve of the presidential elections in the Russian Federation on 19 March, the initiative group 'Karelian language to be given official status' wrote an open letter to the local electoral commission proposing that the ballot papers be in Karelian and Veps.

15.02.2024

New law on Saami Parliament strengthens Saami self-determination rights

Last December, the Finnish Government submitted a proposal to Parliament to amend the law on the Saami Parliament. The aim is to promote the realisation of the right of self-determination of the Saami and to improve the working conditions of the Saami self-government and the Saami collections, especially with regard to language and culture. The proposal implements Petter Orpo's government programme and has been drafted in cooperation with the Saami Parliament.

07.02.2024

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

Saami films receive multiple Jussi nominations

Je'vida and Máhccan are among the nominees for the Finnish Jussi Award.

07.02.2024

New chair of Finnish Saami Parliament

On 30 January, the Saami Parliament in Finland elected Pirita Näkkäläjärvi as the new chair.

06.02.2024

Saami National Day

On 6 February 1917, the Saami living in the Nordic countries began their political cross-border cooperation. The day was designated as the Saami National Day in 1992.

06.02.2024

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 and Udmurt birthrate in Bashkortostan highest in region

The Statistical Office of Bashkortostan used the last census, in 2021, to find out which ethnic groups in the republic have the highest number of children.

15.12.2023

In memoriam Dmitry Tsygankin

Dmitry Tsygankin (25 October 1925–21 November 2023), a linguist from Mordovia, has passed away. He was born in the village of Mokshalei in the Chamzino …

30.11.2023

Udmurt Language Day celebrated grandiosely

The Udmurt Language Day was initiated by the Udmurt representative organisation Udmurt Kenesh and first celebrated on 27 November 2018.

29.11.2023

Karelian Language Day celebrated in Karelia

On this day in 2009, the President of the Republic of Finland, Tarja Halonen, adopted a decision to grant Karelian the status of a minority …

29.11.2023