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Finno-Ugric Capital of Culture 2021 Will Be Announced on June 17

Youth Association of Finno-Ugric Peoples (MAFUN) and URALIC Centre for Indigenous Peoples today announce the start of the competition for the title of Finno-Ugric Capital …


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. …


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 …


Estonia nominated dugout boat to UNESCO´s List of Intangible Cultural Heritage

On March 19, Estonia’s minister of culture Tõnis Lukas signed the application to nominate “Building and use of expanded dugout boat in Soomaa region” to UNESCO list …


Attention: Work process changes put in place due to COVID-19

Due to the spread of the coronavirus (COVID-19) in Estonia, the team of the VIII World Congress of Finno-Ugric Peoples shall, where possible, be working …


Estonian government declares emergency situation against coronavirus

The Estonian government has declared an emergency situation in connection with the global novel coronavirus pandemic and the likelihood that the virus may spread locally. …


Setomaa: The Estonia-Russia border tearing apart an ancient people

BBC, Rachel Dobbs: “It’s much more than a frustration, it’s a very strong feeling,” says community leader Oie Sarv, who spent much of her childhood …


Registration for the VIII World Congress of Finno-Ugric Peoples has Opened

  The VIII World Congress of Finno-Ugric Peoples, taking place on 17-19 June in Tartu, at the Estonian National Museum, began delegate registration as of …


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 …


Life, death and preserving tradition on an Estonian island of only a few hundred people

Photographer Jeremie Jung’s “Kihnu, the Estonian Isle of Traditions” is a photo documentary project about an island inhabited by only 500 people in the Baltic …


Minister of Culture sent greetings to Finnish and Hungarian ministers on Finno-Ugric Day

The ongoing Estonian Finno-Ugrian Days 2019 are dedicated to the United Nations’ International Year of Indigenous Languages.


"Did you eat the whole cake?" - a learners experience on studying Estonian

DEEP BALTIC: Estonian has been described as the most difficult Latin-alphabet language for English-speakers to learn. Its fourteen cases, abundance of vowels and unpredictable partitive …