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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Finno-Ugric Day Concludes with Large Concert

h6imukontsert_trt_2016_08On October 15, a gala concert in the conference hall of the Tartu Estonian National Museum brought the Estonia state holiday, Day of Kindred (Finno-Ugric) Peoples, to an end.

The concert was opened by the Liv ensemble from Latvia “Kāndla” (Gusli). Continue reading

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Tartu to be the Main Venue for Estonia’s Kindred Peoples’ Days

erm_mariThis year, the main event for the Kindred Peoples’ Days in Estonia will be focused around the new building of the Estonian National Museum (ENM).

On Saturday, October 15th at the ENM from 10:30 to 17:00 the conference “Finno-Ugric museums – what’s next?” will be held. Employees from the Finno-Ugric museums of Russia, Latvia, Hungary, and, of course, experts from Estonia will be participating. Continue reading

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Will the Sixth Finno-Ugric Festival in Udmurtia Be the Last?

Officials Tighten the Screws

palezyanAn official action in Izhevsk this week has some dangerous implications not only for the more than 2.3 million members of Finno-Ugric peoples now living within the borders of the Russian Federation but also and more ominously for the cultural life of all non-Russians in that country. Continue reading

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Marina Sadova and the group “Kuat” from Mari El

At the gala concert of the VI International Finno-Ugric Festival of Youth Ethno-culture “Palezyan” (Rowan). Izhevsk, 23 September 2016.

Source: Национальная библиотека УР

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Day of National Minorities is Celebrated in Estonia

etnolaat-2016_00As part of the festival “Week of National Cultures,” the city of Tallinn celebrated the Day of Estonian National Minorities.

On the program of the festival were concerts, exhibitions, lectures, and workshops, reported Sputnik News.

On September 23, the Working Party of National Minorities Minority Folklore Council of Estonia and the National University of Tallinn held the Roundtable of Estonian Peoples. Continue reading

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United Russia loses in the Mari El electoral district to the Communist Party

vyboryIn Mari El, Irkutsk and Ulyanovsk, United Russia has conceded its seats to the Communist Party. According to preliminary data, Sergey Kazankov, an ethnic Chuvash, defeated United Russia’s Larisa Yakovlev, who is ethnically Mari.

According to the latest figures, the ruling party was defeated in three of the 206 electoral districts where its candidates ran for the elections to the State Duma of Russia. Continue reading

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