Voting for nominee sites for the title of “the Wonder of the Finno-Ugric World” starts on October 1 on the website of the Media Center FINUGOR.RU. From October 1 to October 30 you can vote for the sites of any nationality: by the Internet ONCE in 24 hours for ONE wonder in each of the four categories: monuments and constructions, holidays, nature and culture. The number of SMS messages is not limited. The sites-winners of the voting from every nationality will reach the final, where 7 wonders of the Finno-Ugric world will be chosen.
The start of the voting does not mean the end of proposing sites. You can add sights anytime by yourself on the website http://www.finugor.ru or by sending proposals to firstname.lastname@example.org. As the project organizers report, the most interesting sights of every nationality will be chosen in the course of voting.
The organizers have decided to prolong the proposing for sites because the project has a global goal of making an inventory of historical and cultural heritage of all Finno-Ugric and Samoyedic peoples. Apart from choosing the main wonders of the Finno-Ugrians in the framework of the project “7 Wonders of the Finno-Ugric World” by attracting expert scientists, activists and all comers, the encyclopedia of natural and cultural sites, objects and phenomena that differ the Finno-Ugrians from other peoples of the world will be compiled.
“The project aims at both those whose interests are directly connected with the culture of the Finno-Ugric world and those for whom it remains absolutely unfamiliar. Attracting mass audience to the culture and history of the Finno-Ugric and Samoyedic peoples is the main goal of the project. It is successfully implemented due to active support of experts, journalists, scientists, activists and those who are not indifferent to it in dozens regions of Russia,” the Editor-in-Chief of the Media Center FINUGOR.RU Yury Popov notes. “As for the contest, certainly, the sites which Internet users propose as early as possible have the greatest chances to be included into the main wonders of the Finno-Ugric world.”