Monthly Archives: December 2008

Russification efforts in Mari El disturb Hungarians

carevokokshaisk_iziSuggestions by some Russian officials that the name of the capital city of Mari El, a Finno-Ugric republic in the Middle Volga, should be Russianized, the latest example of Russification efforts in that Middle Volga republic, have outraged the Hungarians, members of one of the three Finno-Ugric countries abroad. Continue reading

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The celebration of Valentine Columb’s anniversary

kolumbThe 75th anniversary of an outstanding poet of the Mari nation Valentine Columb will be celebrated in June 2010 in Mari El Republic.

We invite all volunteers to take part in the coming festival of Mari poetry. We ask the literary translators to translate Columb’s works into other World languages.

The 75th anniversary of an outstanding poet of the Mari nation Valentine Columb will be held in June 1-10 in 2010 in Mari El. Continue reading

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Mysterious Ancient Sepulchers Discovered under Staraya Ryazan

drevne_mordovskie_iziResearchers suppose they belonged to an ancient civilization that appeared long before the Slavic population. Experts call these tribes Ryazan-Okski and attribute them to the Volga-Finnish branch of Finno-Ugric peoples.

Initially the archeologists thought the tribes had come here from the East. Continue reading

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