The University of Vienna’s Mari-English dictionary was publicly unveiled in Yoshkar-Ola earlier today. The dictionary, found at dict.mari-language.com, is now freely accessible over the Internet.
With 42,561 headwords and 82,742 subentries and example sentences, including some 10,749 set phrases, this dictionary constitutes by far the largest effort to date to link a Finno-Ugric minority language of Russia with English. In fact, we know of no English-language resource on any minority language Continue reading
Running time: 47 min.
Translator: Jeremy BRADLEY, Mikhail DMITRIJEV
Announcer: John Sullivan
Sound post-production: Jevgeni CHERNOV
Film Director: Aleksei ALEKSEJEV
The Finno-Ugric peoples belong to a unique family of world cultures. Here, in the Orshanka District of the Mari El Republic, the founder of Mari drama was born: the playwright Yakov Shketan. Places commemorating him and his work can be found all over the district. A square in the center of the village of Orshanka carries his name. In 1968, a statue was erected in his honor. He is fondly remembered and revered by the Mari people, his life and his works are a shining moment in the history of Mari literature. Continue reading
Yoshkar-Ola, Republic of Mari El, Russian Federation
June 30 – July 20, 2014
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