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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.


Veps-language tours have become popular in Karelia

At the Media Centre for Karelian, Finnish and Vepsian Resources in the Republic of Karelia, it was reported that tours in Veps are becoming increasingly popular.


Karelian Electoral Commission refuses to use Karelian and Veps languages

On the eve of the presidential elections in the Russian Federation on 19 March, the initiative group 'Karelian language to be given official status' wrote an open letter to the local electoral commission proposing that the ballot papers be in Karelian and Veps.


Crime levels in the Komi Republic and the Republic of Karelia are the highest in the Russian Federation

Paradoxically, according to the Interior Ministry of the Russian Federation, the highest crime rates were in Komi and Karelia, with 213.2 and 210.1 recorded crimes …


Karelian Language Day celebrated in Karelia

On this day in 2009, the President of the Republic of Finland, Tarja Halonen, adopted a decision to grant Karelian the status of a minority …


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.


Suspect of mass murder in Karelia fought in Ukraine

Igor Sofonov, a career criminal from the Russian Republic of Karelia, is suspected of killing six residents of the village of Derevyannoye near Petrozavodsk, The Barents Observer reports.


Russian Security Council Secretary Nikolay Patrushev accuses Finland of confrontation

Nikolai Patrushev, Executive Director of the Security Council of the Russian Federation, told a meeting on security issues in Petrozavodsk on 31 July that foreign special services are destabilising the socio-political situation in the Republic of Karelia, provoking riots and supporting separatist sentiments, especially among young people.