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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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New Civil Society Network Will Support Finno-Ugric Indigenous Language Activism

d9afae4fbb897673718d733f261afb90Civil society organisations of indigenous Finno-Ugric peoples from Russia, Estonia and Finland are among the first to join preparations for the International Year of Indigenous Languages 2019 that has been proclaimed by the United Nations General Assembly. Representatives of Finno-Ugric peoples from the Baltic Sea Region have established a civil society network for preserving and revitalizing indigenous Finno-Ugric languages, by proposing concrete steps for ensuring sustainability of these languages. Continue reading

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European linguists’ statement on behalf of Russia’s minority languages

STATEMENT ON BEHALF OF RUSSIA’S MINORITY LANGUAGES

Pravo_na_jazyk_HelsinkiOn 19 June 2018, the State Duma of the Russian Federation approved a law that would make the study of all minority languages spoken in the territory of the country voluntary. The law is being discussed again in the Duma on 24 July, but still there is no evidence that this law will protect minority languages rather than weaken their situation. Continue reading

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