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Erzya Congress Calls for Pursuing Independence from Russia


Declaring that the Erzya nation cannot survive if it remains within the Russian Federation, a congress of the Erzya people meeting in the Estonian city of Otepaa calls for the pursuit of independence of a federative nation state, Erzyan Mastor, in the Middle Volga, one far larger than the Mordvinian Republic of which the Erzya are now a part. Continue reading


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


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



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!


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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XIV Finno-Ugric Writers’ Congress

Kongress2017_LogoThe 14th Finno-Ugric Writers’ Congress will take place on 24-25 August 2017 in Tartu, at the Estonian National Museum.

The main topic of the congress is history and the way it is treated in Finno-Ugric literatures. In addition, current topics in these literatures will be discussed. The congress will include plenary sessions and working groups, to focus both on the main subject of the congress, and also on other questions considered important by the participants. The congress will end with a plenary session. Continue reading

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Finno-Ugric Day Concludes with Large Concert

h6imukontsert_trt_2016_08On October 15, a gala concert in the conference hall of the Tartu Estonian National Museum brought the Estonia state holiday, Day of Kindred (Finno-Ugric) Peoples, to an end.

The concert was opened by the Liv ensemble from Latvia “Kāndla” (Gusli). Continue reading

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Day of National Minorities is Celebrated in Estonia

etnolaat-2016_00As part of the festival “Week of National Cultures,” the city of Tallinn celebrated the Day of Estonian National Minorities.

On the program of the festival were concerts, exhibitions, lectures, and workshops, reported Sputnik News.

On September 23, the Working Party of National Minorities Minority Folklore Council of Estonia and the National University of Tallinn held the Roundtable of Estonian Peoples. Continue reading

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Literary Prize of the Estonian Kindred Peoples’ Programme

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The Council of the Estonian Kindred Peoples’ Programme and the Association of Finno-Ugric Literatures announce a literary prize contest among writers, translators and literary critics belonging to the Uralic kindred peoples’ communities that have no nationhood. Continue reading

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