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Eesti Pank is issuing a two-euro coin for the Finno-Ugric peoples into circulation

Governor of Eesti Pank Madis Müller will present the commemorative coin and the coin card at the VIII World Congress of the Finno-Ugric peoples in the Estonian National Museum in Tartu.

09.06.2021

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

President: More attention should be paid to different dialects

At an event celebrating Abja-Paluoja as the Finno-Ugric Capital of Culture on Saturday, President Kersti Kaljulaid encouraged people to support and maintain different dialects. The …

17.02.2021

Moscow splitting Finno-Ugric languages to promote assimilation to Russian, Mari linguist says

Moscow is currently promoting the division of the Mari language into two – the Lugo Mari and the Gorno Mari — to reduce the number …

11.12.2020

Artyom Malykh: "Decline of standardized literary Uralic languages will coexist with the promotion of dialects as standardized languages"

On 21 October, Artyom Malykh, well-known Udmurt activist and founder of Uralistica social network, gave a talk on Uralic peoples of Russia at Sugrifest, a …

25.11.2020

International Day of the World's Indigenous Peoples 9 August

9 August commemorates the International Day of the World’s Indigenous Peoples. It is celebrated around the world and marks the date of the inaugural session …

07.08.2020

Estonia commemorates the victims of mass deportations in 1949

From March 25-28, 1949, more than 90,000 people across the Baltics, including more than 20,000 in Estonia, ranging from infants to the elderly, were forcibly …

25.03.2020

Gallery and video: Independence Day parade in Freedom Square

The 102nd anniversary of the founding of the Republic of Estonia was marked with the traditional parade starting in Freedom Square in Tallinn from midday …

25.02.2020

International Mother Language Day

The idea to celebrate International Mother Language Day was the initiative of Bangladesh. It was approved at the 1999 UNESCO General Conference and has been observed throughout the …

21.02.2020

Non-Russian Languages Being Pushed Out of Schools in Five Middle Volga Republics

WINDOW ON EURASIA: Since the adoption of a Russian law making the study of non-Russian languages in the republics voluntary, 7×7 blogger Nail Gyylman says …

18.09.2019

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