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Russia’s language policy begins to protect Cyrillic and Russian language

The Russian Federation’s national language policy concept has now been handed over to the government. Ildar Gilmutdinov, deputy chairman of the State Duma’s Committee on National Affairs, expressed hope that the new concept will be aimed at preserving the various national languages.


MAFUN 14-part lecture course on the Finno-Ugric peoples of Russia in the 20th century

The 14-part Russian-language lecture series on Finno-Ugric peoples of Russia ‘Finno-Ugric Russians in the 20th century. Language, Human Rights, Power’, organised by the Finno-Ugric Youth …


Four years ago, Albert Razin sacrificed his own life

On 10 September 2019, Albert Razin - a Udmurt sociologist and philosopher - set himself on fire in front of the Udmurt State Council building.


'Smoke Sauna Sisterhood' nominated for international awards

The Estonian-made and co-produced documentary film ‘Smoke Sauna Sisterhood’, or ‘Savvusanna sõsarad’ in South Estonian has received much international attention. The movie, directed by Anna …


School in Mishkino, Bashkortostan teaches in Mari

A multilingual school in Mishkino, Bashkortostan began teaching mathematics and drawing in the Mari language.


"Finno-Ugric space: reality and contemporary challenges" - Speech by Pyotr Tultayev, Chairman of the Association of Finno-Ugric Peoples of Russia, at the 2nd Forum of Finno-Ugric Peoples.

Before quoting Tultaev’s speech here, it is necessary to open up the background of the forum. The 1st Forum of Finno-Ugric Peoples took place in …


University of Eastern Finland leads programme to revive Karelian

The Karelian language revitalisation project has received funding from the Ministry of Education and Culture of Finland to continue the programme.


Free Nenets language course at the University of Helsinki!

An online course on Nenets languages in English will start at 15:00 on 6 September at the University of Helsinki. Anyone is welcome to attend, …


The anniversary of the Komi Republic celebrated in a more militaristic style this year

On 22 August, the 102nd anniversary of the Komi Republic was celebrated. The day is a regional holiday.


The Komi Republic has the highest birth rate of all North-West Russian regions

In the first half of 2023, Komi Republic will have the highest fertility rate compared to other regions of North-West Russia.


Unique research centre for Uralic languages opens in Mari El

At the II Forum of Finno-Ugric Peoples of the Russian Federation in Saransk, the Rector of Mari State University, Mikhail Shvetsov, presented the new Centre for the Study of Uralic Languages, which opened on 1 September.


The II Forum of Finno-Ugric Peoples of the Russian Federation was held in Saransk, Russia

The II Forum of Finno-Ugric Peoples of the Russian Federation "Ethno-cultural diversity in the Russian Federation: contemporary challenges and development perspectives" took place in Saransk, the capital of the Republic of Mordovia, on 16–19 August.