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 of Representatives of Karelians, Vepsians and Finns of the Republic of Karelia under the Head of Karelia, at meetings of national public associations of Karelians, Vepsians and Finns, and in mass media.

Budget and plan of operation of the Committee for 2009, as well as opportunities of ethnocultural cooperation between Finno-Ugric peoples were considered at the session of the Advisory Committee .

Members of the Advisory Committee Zynaida Strogalshchikova from the Vepsian community and Elena Bogdanova, Karelian community, introduced the complex of measures and actions held to Karelia in the sphere of national development of Karelians, Vepsians and Finns.

Participants of the session have got acquainted with work of the new Folk Arts and Crafts Center in the village Vylgort and the Finno-Ugric cultural center of the Russian Federation.

Source: Official Government Site of the Republic of Karelia

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