Mari State University is happy to announce the annual Summer School of Mari Language and Culture organized by the Institute of National Culture and Intercultural communication and the International Office of Mari State University. Continue reading
Head of Udmurt Republic State Council Standing Committee for Education, Culture and Youth Administration, Natalya Sudarikova claims an obligatory Udmurt language learning initiative unpromising.
An interest in the national language spark among Udmurt residents after a folk collective ‘Buranovskie Babushki’ the had taken part in the Eurovision song contest, claims the Head of Udmurt Republic State Council Standing Committee for Education, Culture and Youth Administration, Natalya Sudarikova. Continue reading
The increasingly polluted Volga River is creating ahealth crisis for the 60 million Russian citizens who live in its enormous and economically important basin, but the Russian government has not been independently monitoring this situation since Vladimir Putin disbanded the State Ecology Committee in 2000.
In the current issue of “Argumenty nedeli,” journalist Denis Terentyev surveys the damage, noting that few officials appear to care although people living along Russia’s great river can see the increasingly negative impact of pollution on the river, its wildlife, and on themselves. Continue reading
The Council of the Kindred People’s Programme decided to award the 2013 Ilmapuu (World Tree) Prize to Tatiana Seliverstova, chairman of the Töd’õ Jus’ society of ethno-futurists in the locality of Yakshur-Bodia, the Udmurt Republic, for her participation in the activities that help to revive and promote Udmurt culture.
The Töd’õ Jus’ (White Swan) society of ethno-futurists established in 2007 aims at reviving and promoting the culture and traditions of the Udmurts’ ancestors. The society takes part in various folklore and Continue reading
The Council of the Estonian Kindred Peoples’ Programme and the Association of Finno-Ugric Literatures announce a literary prize contest among writers and translators belonging to the Uralic kindred peoples’ communities that have no nationhood.
The prize will be contested in the following categories: Continue reading
The Council of the Estonian Kindred Peoples’ Programme announces prizes for the following categories of research: Continue reading
Russia’s state-owned telecom giant, Rostelecom, is blocking access to the independent news site, MariUver. The website’s readers in Moscow and the Republic of Mari El have complained that the site was not available to Rostelecom’s clients. At the same time, MariUver was available to clients of other ISPs. Continue reading