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Finno-Ugric peoples in Russia

Mari Literary Language Day celebrated festively

Mari Literary Language Day, celebrated on 10 December, has been a national holiday of the Republic of Mari El since 1998.


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.


The Bible in Komi

The Komi Bible has been produced and published in Komi-Zyrian in cooperation with the Finns and with the support of Finnish church circles.


Khanty-Mansi and Yamalo-Nenets Autonomous Okrugs 93 years

Khanty-Mansi Autonomous Okrug-Yugra and Yamalo-Nenets Autonomous Okrug celebrated their 93rd birthdays on 10 December.


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 …


Kindred Peoples' Day celebrated also by Finno-Ugric peoples of Russia

This year, the Kindred Peoples' Day was celebrated the most powerfully in Mari El, with more than 300 events taking place in all districts and cities of the republic.


Russian authorities want to silence Stalin's repression

By the decision of the Supreme Soviet of the Russian SFSR on October 18, 1991, October 30 was declared the Day of Remembrance of the Victims of Political Repression. However, in the Russian Federation, the day was also celebrated this year.


Department of Finno-Ugric Music 30 years

On 7 November, the Alexander Glazunov State Conservatory in Petrozavodsk held a jubilee evening to celebrate the 30th anniversary of the founding of the Department of Music of Finno-Ugric Peoples.


Mari El and Udmurt Republics 103 years

On 4 November, the birthdays of republics were celebrated in Mari El and Udmurtia, capped by the celebration of the Russian Federation's newest national holiday - the Day of National Unity.


FSB detained Erzya leaders, opened criminal proceedings

The FSB has opened a criminal case against what it calls an extremist organisation founded by ethnic nationalists.


Komi politician prevented from speaking in Komi

As reported by The Barents Observer, member of the Komi State Council from the Communist Party, Ekaterina Dyachkova, wanted to ask Senator Elena Shumilova whether she cares about preserving the Komi language and whether she continues to use it. The microphone was not turned on for her when she spoke and the speaker of the house, Sergei Usachev, made an offensive comment.


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.