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.

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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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Now ‘a National Republic in Name Only’

Shows Where Putin is Heading, Theater Director Says

Vasili_PektejevMany people assume that the situation with non-Russian languages in the non-Russian republics was just fine before Vladimir Putin began his campaign to make the study of non-Russian languages there voluntary while insisting that the study of Russian be compulsory. Continue reading

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Mari village Shorunzha selected as next Finno-Ugric Capital of Culture

SU_pealinna-2019_valim_21On April 8, the winner of the Finno-Ugric Capital of Culture 2019 competition was announced in Obinitsa (Setomaa, Estonia) during the 2nd Forum of Finno-Ugric Villages. The next Finno-Ugric Capital of Culture will be Shorunzha village from Mari El Republic of the Russian Federation. The other two finalists of the competition were Arkhangelskoye village from Komi-Permyak Okrug of Perm Krai (Russian Federation) and the town of Zirc from Hungary. Continue reading

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