“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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Alexey Yashmolkin “Melody”

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The musical composition is performed by teachers and students at the National Presidential School of Arts of the Republic of Mari El. 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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Speech by a Mari priest at the UN

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Closing ceremony of The 20th Session of the Permanent Forum on Indigenous Issues by priest of Mari Traditional Religion, Albert Ivanovich Rukavishnikov (video recording). Continue reading

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Russia withdraws from the World Congress of Finno-Ugric Peoples

FU_kongress_LahtiThe Association of the Finno-Ugric Peoples of the Russian Federation announced their representatives will not participate in the next World Congress of Finno-Ugric Peoples, due to take place this June in Estonia; the association called into question the need for congresses in the future and blamed them for “interfering in the internal affairs of the Russian Federation and its peoples”. Continue reading

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Komi activist refused to communicate with court in Russian

Komi activist Aleksey Ivanov, in Russia’s Komi Republic, insists on speaking in his native language at his trial. Continue reading

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16.02.2021 · 6:53 pm

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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Moscow splitting Finno-Ugric languages to promote assimilation to Russian

Mari linguist says

Moscow is currently promoting the division of the Mari language into two – the Meadow Mari and the Hill Mari — to reduce the number of speakers in each and make the assimilation of all Maris more rapid, the same tactic it earlier employed with the Komi language, dividing it into Zyryan and Permyak groups, linguist Margarita Kuznetsova says. Continue reading

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