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Tallinn celebrates Ethnic Culture Days

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Tallinn will celebrate ‘Ethnic Culture Days’ for the seventh time this month. Events will take place from September 18-26 in the capital. Continue reading

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The 1st Finno-Ugric Heritage Tourism Forum

Mulgimaa_kasitooThe 1st Finno-Ugric Heritage Tourism Forum will be held on 30 July, 11-16, in Mulgimaa (Estonia). The International forum aims to stimulate exchanges and cooperation between Finno-Ugric tourism entrepreneurs, developers and culture carriers in the field of heritage tourism, including in marketing and product development. Continue reading

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Roskomnadzor blocks Estonia-based website MariUver

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The reason was the posting of news about the action in memory of the Udmurt scientist Albert Razin, who committed self-immolation. Continue reading

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“The Grove” Teaser

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Teaser for the film Onaeng (Mari priest) by Andrew Ogorodnikov. Continue reading

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Russia’s Ethnic Mari Voice Concerns Over Efforts To Restrict Traditional Worship

Mari_molenijaMembers of Russia’s Mari minority have voiced concern over what they see as efforts to restrict the practice of their ancient pagan religion, writes RFE/RL. Continue reading

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Russian delegations, Putin could still attend the Finno-Ugric World Congres

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Tõnu Seilenthal, a member of the Consultative Committee of Finno-Ugric Peoples, the coordinating body of the World Congress of Finno-Ugric Peoples, due to take place this summer in Tartu, Estonia, says in an interview with Estonian World that even if the Russian Federation creates an “iron curtain”, the results of the cooperation so far will still support the vitality and continuity of the Finno-Ugric peoples of Russia; Seilenthal does not yet rule out that representatives of the Russia’s Finno-Ugric community – and even president Vladimir Putin – will still attend the congress. Continue reading

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A visit to Estonia’s Mulgimaa region,

home to the Finno-Ugric Capitals of Culture 2021

The Estonian town of Abja-Paluoja, the capital of the historic Mulgimaa region, has become the Finno-Ugric Capitals of Culture for 2021. As I have family from the area, I decided to drive down and see what was happening. Continue reading

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Unique photo album of Uralic peoples published

The Estonian National Museum has published a unique photo album entitled The Human Face of Nations: Finno-Ugric and Samoyedic People in Old Ethnographic Photographs, most of the pictures in which are seeing publication for the first time. The coffee-table book serves as a useful introduction to an exhibition opening at the museum in February and to the Finno-Ugric World Congress due to be held in Estonia later this year. Continue reading

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The VIII World Congress of Finno-Ugric Peoples will be postponed

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NGO Fenno-Ugria announces that due to the emergency situation caused by the COVID-19 virus, the VIII World Congress of Finno-Ugric Peoples will be postponed. Continue reading

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FUFF-2020 Call for Films Now Open!

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If you made a short film in a Finno-Ugric language or about a Finno-Ugric topic, the VII Finno-Ugric Film Festival will be happy to consider it for the competition or experimental programme! Continue reading

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