Protest “For Justice” takes place in Yoshkar-Ola

1490599542_33672390975_d784946fde_zOn March 26 in a number of Russian cities there were protests organized by the Anti-Corruption Foundation under the leadership of the well-known oppositionist Alexei Navalny.

A demonstration was held in the capital of Mari El in Nikonov Square organized by two young people who do not consider themselves to belong to any political party. The protest application counted 30 participants, Continue reading

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Summer school of Mari language and culture 2017

Yoshkar-Ola, Republic of Mari El, Russian Federation
July 2-16, 2017

summer_school_mariMari 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. The Summer School will take place in Yoshkar-Ola, capital of the Republic of Mari El, on July 2-16, 2017. Your studies will be enhanced by an experienced teaching staff, a cozy and secure environment, and the opportunity to explore traditional Mari culture. Continue reading

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Mari songs from German concentration camps published as a book

chetlykyse_muro_iziOn January 26 at 3 pm in the department of national regional literature and bibliography in the Sergei Chavain National Library, the book “Chetlykyse muro” (Song of the Barbed Wire) will be presented. The book’s contents were compiled by Oleg Gerasimov, a musicologist, folklorist, and Doctor of Arts.

The collection includes songs recorded in the concentration camps of Wilhelmine Germany in 1914-18 where prisoners of the Tsarist army, including representatives of the Mari people, were detained. Continue reading

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Wikipedia writers to meet in Yoshkar-Ola

vikipedistyVolunteer writers from the Mari section of Wikipedia, “Wikimedia RU,” and the Team of Bashkortostan Wikimedians are planning to hold an international forum in Yoshkar-Ola in June 2017.

The “Wiki-Payrem” (Wiki-Holiday in the Mari language) will be dedicated to the development of projects for the organization “Wikimedia RU” in the languages of the peoples of Russia, Continue reading

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Residents of Mari El demand the resignation of Markelov

They are outraged by the cancellation of social benefits

d3b9f9_6Yesterday in one of Yoshkar-Ola’s central squares, numerous protests were held. Protesters from Yoshkar-Ola, as well as residents from other municipal districts of the republic, demanded the resignation of the government of Leonid Markelov. Continue reading

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Arina “The Return of Spring”

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Victims of repression are remembered in Mari El

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The Memorial to the Victims of Political Terror in Yoshkar-Ola. Photo: foto.cheb.ru

On Sunday October 30, the Day of Memory and Sorrow will take place in Yoshkar-Ola.

This annual demonstration commemorates the victims of totalitarianism, their children and grandchildren, and survivors of the horrors of persecution, genocide, and injustice in the 20th century. Continue reading

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