Despite Vladimir Putin’s much-ballyhooed power vertical, Moscow has not imposed an identical approach to running the various non-Russian republics of the Russian Federation, as new statistics about ethnic representation in government positions in three Middle Volga republics, Mari El, Tatarstan and Chuvashia, show. Continue reading
On March 26 in a number of Russian cities there were protests organized by the Anti-Corruption Foundation under the leadership of the well-known oppositionist Alexei Navalny.
A demonstration was held in the capital of Mari El in Nikonov Square organized by two young people who do not consider themselves to belong to any political party. The protest application counted 30 participants, Continue reading
Yoshkar-Ola, Republic of Mari El, Russian Federation
July 2-16, 2017
Mari State University is happy to announce the annual Summer School of Mari Language and Culture organized by the Institute of National Culture and Intercultural Communication and the International Office of Mari State University. The Summer School will take place in Yoshkar-Ola, capital of the Republic of Mari El, on July 2-16, 2017. Your studies will be enhanced by an experienced teaching staff, a cozy and secure environment, and the opportunity to explore traditional Mari culture. Continue reading
On January 26 at 3 pm in the department of national regional literature and bibliography in the Sergei Chavain National Library, the book “Chetlykyse muro” (Song of the Barbed Wire) will be presented. The book’s contents were compiled by Oleg Gerasimov, a musicologist, folklorist, and Doctor of Arts.
The collection includes songs recorded in the concentration camps of Wilhelmine Germany in 1914-18 where prisoners of the Tsarist army, including representatives of the Mari people, were detained. Continue reading
Volunteer writers from the Mari section of Wikipedia, “Wikimedia RU,” and the Team of Bashkortostan Wikimedians are planning to hold an international forum in Yoshkar-Ola in June 2017.
The “Wiki-Payrem” (Wiki-Holiday in the Mari language) will be dedicated to the development of projects for the organization “Wikimedia RU” in the languages of the peoples of Russia, Continue reading
They are outraged by the cancellation of social benefits
Yesterday in one of Yoshkar-Ola’s central squares, numerous protests were held. Protesters from Yoshkar-Ola, as well as residents from other municipal districts of the republic, demanded the resignation of the government of Leonid Markelov. Continue reading
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