Moscow’s Efforts to Russianize Non-Russians Will Lead to Demise of Russian Nation and Russian State

Gyylman Says

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Nail Gyylman

Moscow believes that it will be able to “completely assimilate the nationalities of Russia” in this century by forcing them to use Russian rather than their national languages and to define themselves as members of a civic Russian nation, Tatar analyst Nail Gyylman says. Continue reading

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The VIII World Congress of Finno-Ugric Peoples will be postponed

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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. Continue reading

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Another Way to Wreck a National Movement in Russia:

Create an Official Double

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In some non-Russian republics, officials are trying to destroy the national movement by an open and direct attempt to declare it extremist and thus make illegal, but in others, they are using a more indirect approach by creating spoilers. Continue reading

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FUFF-2020 Call for Films Now Open!

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If you made a short film in a Finno-Ugric language or about a Finno-Ugric topic, the VII Finno-Ugric Film Festival will be happy to consider it for the competition or experimental programme! Continue reading

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Greetings to Mishkan – Finno-Ugric Capital of Culture 2020

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Greetings to Mishkan – Finno-Ugric Capital of Culture – 2020 by Oliver Loode (head of the secretariat of Finno-Ugric Capitals of Culture). Continue reading

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ECHR sided with the Mari

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On January 14, the European Court of Human Rights made the decision in the case of journalist and civil activist from Mari El Georgy Pirogov, he was awarded compensation in the amount of 10,500 euros. Continue reading

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FUFF 7 Workshop call is open

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The Finno-Ugric Film Festival VII announces its Experimental Film Workshop, to be held during the Festival in Sänna, Estonia, 12th-14th JULY 2020. Continue reading

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Like Zhirinovsky, Tishkov Wants a Mono-Ethnic, Mono-Linguistic Russia

Tagirov Says

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Valery Tishkov

LDPR leader Vladimir Zhirinovsky and Academician Valery Tishkov are people of very different caliber and scholarly attainment, Indus Tagirov says; but they share a common commitment to a future Russia that will be mono-ethnic and mono-linguistic rather than a country displaying ethnic and linguistic diversity. Continue reading

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Erzyan Elder Says Estonia a Model for His Nation

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During a visit to Tallinn, Bolayen Syres, chief elder of the Erzyan people who along with the Moksha form the Mordvins, said that Estonia is a model for his people, yet another indication that for the Finno-Ugric nations within the borders of the Russian Federation, Estonia has overtaken Finland and Hungary as the nation these peoples look to. Continue reading

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Udmurt-Language Scholar Mourned In Russia After Self-Immolation Protest

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Mourners paid their respects on September 12 at the funeral of Udmurt scholar Albert Razin, who died by self-immolation in a protest against Russia’s language policies in the town of Izhevsk, capital of the Volga region of Udmurtia. Continue reading

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