Monthly Archives: November 2008

Representatives of Karelia participted in the session of Advisory Committee of Finno-Ugric Peoples

koko-kongress_iziSession of the Advisory Committee of Finno-Ugric Peoples to discuss results of the Vth World Congress of Finno-Ugric Peoples held in June in Khanty-Mansiysk took place in Syktyvkar (Republic of Komi).

Earlier results of work of the Congress were considered in the republic at the session of the Council Continue reading

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Financial Crisis Provoking Regionalist and Separatist Challenges to Moscow

finans-krizisAs the economic crisis in Russia deepens, the leaders of many regions and republics are criticizing Moscow for failing to provide resources and the Russian government is lashing back charging these officials with failing to perform well, an exchange that has created situation in which regionalist and separatist challenges are growing. Continue reading

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Tatar Nationalists Ask UN to Condemn 1921 Famine as Genocide

191686Tatar nationalists have appealed to the United Nations to recognize the 1921-22 famine in the Middle Volga as a genocide organized by Bolshevik Russia to destroy the Tatar nation and its elite and reduce Tatarstan’s opportunities to develop its own national life and pursue its independence. Continue reading

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Professors: Spending Cuts Threaten National Culture

kotimaisten-kielten-keskusSharp cuts in spending are seen as a threat to domestic language research and language maintenance: a group of professors of Finnish Swedish, Sami, the Nordic languages, and the Finno-Ugric languages have appealed to the government’s Ministerial Committee on Economic Policy to pay more heed to national culture. Continue reading

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