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2024

Saami Parliament in Finland to repeat elections

The Executive Board of the Saami Parliament in Finland recommended the election committee to be reappointed ahead of the 24 June repeat elections.

04.06.2024

Few students in Mari El learn Mari as mother tongue

In the Republic of Mari El, Mari is the mother tongue of 7,400 pupils, which is nearly 9% of the total number of schoolchildren: of the 248 general education schools in the Republic of Mari El, Mari is taught as a mother tongue in 81 schools.

30.05.2024

Komi celebrated Komi Language and Writing Day

On the third Sunday of May, which this year fell on 19 May, the Russian Federation celebrated the first Komi Language and Literature Day, which became a national holiday in 2023.

29.05.2024

Stubb visits Estonia

Alexander Stubb, the President of Finland, will be on a state visit to Estonia from 27 to 29 May.

28.05.2024

In memoriam Tatyana Vladykina 08.09.1953-04.05.2024

Tatyana Vladykina, Professor, Doctor of Udmurt Philology, Head of the Udmurt Institute of Language, Literature and History, has passed away.

28.05.2024

Diary of Maria Nikonova in SATOR

In the spring of 2024, the source publication «Улон - питыран, сюлэм - пияла...»: 'одӥг Удмурт кышномуртлэн дауръем улон сюресэз' ('An Udmurt woman's century-long journey') appeared in the 25th issue of the Estonian Literary Museum's yearbook SATOR.

27.05.2024

Karelian villagers do not like ethnotourism

Residents of the village of Kinnas (Kindasovo) in Karelia are categorically against their village being turned into a centre for ethnotourism.

24.04.2024

Karelian-Finnish Friendship society closes down

An announcement appeared in the social network VKontakte of the chair of the Karelian-Finnish Friendship Society Yelena Barbashina, inviting the members of the society to a general meeting on April 23 in Petrozavodsk in the House of Karelian, Finnish and Vepsian Production. The agenda of the general meeting will include two items: 1) Liquidation of the Karelian-Finnish Friendship Society in accordance with the legislation of the Russian Federation; 2) Appointment of a three-member liquidation committee.

23.04.2024

Putin and Lukashenko called Pyak family

From time to time, strange news comes from the Finno-Ugric regions of the Russian Federation, one of which is undoubtedly the phone call between the Russian and Belarusian presidents to the Pyak family of Nenets reindeer herders.

21.04.2024

Olga Avdeyeva convicted in Izhkar (Izhevsk)

The Izhevsk City Court convicted Avdeyeva, a doctor and mother of many children, of discrediting the armed forces of the Russian Federation and fined her 120,000 roubles (about €1200).

21.04.2024

Saami Literature Museum 30 years

On 18 April, the 30th birthday of the only museum dedicated to Saami language and literature in the Russian Federation was celebrated in the village of Revda of Murmansk Region.

20.04.2024

In memoriam Jaan Tooming 28.03.1946- 5.04.2024

The director and actor Jaan Tooming, who considered Finno-Ugric ways of thinking important to Estonians, has passed away. Inspired by the work of Uku Masing, he reflected these thoughts in his theatre productions.

19.04.2024