Куку кайык (The Cuckoo)

kinopoisk.ruКуку кайык (The Cuckoo), 2015
Directed by Nadezhda Stepanova
24-year-old Muscovite animator, having learned about the situation of his girlfriend, signs in the Moscow registry office, but this procedure is not enough for the bride. She wants a real wedding. A young family goes to an ethnic village, to conduct a wedding in the traditions of multiculturalism. In an alien medium, the secrets of not only the people but also the secrets of his life companion are revealed, which entails a fatal accident. Continue reading

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TAGYNA PUSH (MAKING A DUGOUT BOAT)

Tagyna_pushThe film is in Mari language with English subtitles.
Dir. Alena Ivanova – 22’30 – Mari El, Russia
A documentary about making a canoe-type boat with wide thin boards using mechanical and thermal treatment. Continue reading

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Mini-Grant Competition Launched for Finno-Ugric Language Initiatives

image7URALIC Centre for Indigenous Peoples, on behalf of the project «SANA 2019: Civil Society Network for Preserving and Revitalising Indigenous Languages», is announcing a competition for mini-grants.

The competition is held with the objective to support new and original local initiatives for preserving and practicing indigenous Finno-Ugric languages in the Baltic Sea region. Continue reading

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New Civil Society Network Will Support Finno-Ugric Indigenous Language Activism

d9afae4fbb897673718d733f261afb90Civil society organisations of indigenous Finno-Ugric peoples from Russia, Estonia and Finland are among the first to join preparations for the International Year of Indigenous Languages 2019 that has been proclaimed by the United Nations General Assembly. Representatives of Finno-Ugric peoples from the Baltic Sea Region have established a civil society network for preserving and revitalizing indigenous Finno-Ugric languages, by proposing concrete steps for ensuring sustainability of these languages. Continue reading

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My Road to Yumo

Film by Inessa Kuliazheva.

Source: Inessa Kuliazheva

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The Livonian Institute is Established

Livonian_InstituteAugust 21, 2018, the documents establishing the University of Latvia Livonian Institute have been signed at the University of Latvia. The Institute has been established within the University of Latvia Innovation Centre and the ceremony marking its establishment will take place on September 21, 2018 at 3 pm in the Great Hall (Lielā aula) at the University of Latvia. Continue reading

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European linguists’ statement on behalf of Russia’s minority languages

STATEMENT ON BEHALF OF RUSSIA’S MINORITY LANGUAGES

Pravo_na_jazyk_HelsinkiOn 19 June 2018, the State Duma of the Russian Federation approved a law that would make the study of all minority languages spoken in the territory of the country voluntary. The law is being discussed again in the Duma on 24 July, but still there is no evidence that this law will protect minority languages rather than weaken their situation. Continue reading

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