The 2016 International Finno-Ugrist Students’ Conference IFUSCO will be held on 15-18 September 2016 in Helsinki. This conference is being held in place of the planned conference in Khanty-Mansiysk, which was postponed twice before finally being cancelled.
We would like to demonstrate that IFUSCO will be held every year, regardless of any hardships we may face. Continue reading
On January, 21-24 the largest in Scandinavia international tourist exhibition MATKA – 2010 will be held in Helsinki (Finland). It has become a tradition that the Republic of Karelia by right being one of leaders tourist destinations of the Russian Federation takes active part in this most significant tourist exhibition of the Northern Europe.
To participate in the exhibition the Ministry of Economic Development of the Republic of Karelia within the scope of implementation of the Development of Tourism Continue reading
Tatarstan President Mintimer Shaimiev met with Matti Anttonen, the Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the Republic of Finland to the Russian Federation, at the Kazan Kremlin on January 19.
Issues of development of the trade and economic cooperation of Finland and Tatarstan and its prospects, investment interaction and contacts in the sphere of education and science were in the focus at the meeting. Continue reading
On August 27, festival in the village of Sudnozero has invited guests from Kostomuksha, village of Voknavolok and different towns of Finland. The outdoor fête was called to celebrate the Day of the Village, folklore ensembles Karelskaya Gornitsa and Martty sang songs and danced in a ring.
There is an old tradition to slaughter a ram for the festival. Since distant centuries this sacrifice is made for good and health of relatives. In old times only men were allowed to the pan. Continue reading
The Head of the Republic of Komi Vladimir Torlopov had a meeting with a group of Finnish journalists.
The journalists develop environmental topics. Their trip was organized by the Ministry of Natural Resources and Environment of the Republic of Komi at the assistance of Timo Sipola, Barents-Press Association Director. Continue reading
Four leading Finnish non-governmental organizations have called on visiting President Dmitry Medvedev to live up to his promises to protect human rights and civic freedoms and to end the violence against journalists and ethnic minorities in the Russian Federation that are creating a gulf between Moscow and Europe. Continue reading
Russian president Dmitry Medvedev arrived in Finland around noon on Monday for a state visit. The two-day visit includes official talks with president Tarja Halonen. Top agenda items during talks include energy, Russian timber tariffs and easing visa formalities between the two countries. Continue reading