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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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Greetings to Mishkan – Finno-Ugric Capital of Culture 2020

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Greetings to Mishkan – Finno-Ugric Capital of Culture – 2020 by Oliver Loode (head of the secretariat of Finno-Ugric Capitals of Culture). Continue reading

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ECHR sided with the Mari

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On January 14, the European Court of Human Rights made the decision in the case of journalist and civil activist from Mari El Georgy Pirogov, he was awarded compensation in the amount of 10,500 euros. Continue reading

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FUFF 7 Workshop call is open

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The Finno-Ugric Film Festival VII announces its Experimental Film Workshop, to be held during the Festival in Sänna, Estonia, 12th-14th JULY 2020. Continue reading

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Udmurt-Language Scholar Mourned In Russia After Self-Immolation Protest

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Mourners paid their respects on September 12 at the funeral of Udmurt scholar Albert Razin, who died by self-immolation in a protest against Russia’s language policies in the town of Izhevsk, capital of the Volga region of Udmurtia. Continue reading

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Man Dies After Self-Immolation Protest Over Language Policies In Russia’s Udmurtia

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A 79-year-old man who lit himself on fire protesting against Russia’s language policies in the capital of the Volga region of Udmurtia has died. Continue reading

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Mini-Grant Competition Launched for Finno-Ugric Language Initiatives

image7URALIC Centre for Indigenous Peoples, on behalf of the project «SANA 2019: Civil Society Network for Preserving and Revitalising Indigenous Languages», is announcing a competition for mini-grants.

The competition is held with the objective to support new and original local initiatives for preserving and practicing indigenous Finno-Ugric languages in the Baltic Sea region. Continue reading

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