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Karelia to participate in the largest international tourist exhibition MATKA – 2010

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

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Karelia is implementing the program of state support of Karelian, Veppsian and Finnish languages

For four years Karelia was implementing The State Support of Karelian, Veppsian and Finnish Languages in 2006 – 2010 regional target program.

Last year within the scope of the Program there had been implemented 80 programs, projects, and activities directed on increase of the level of native language speaking by Karelians, Veppsians aand Finns, formation of positive attitude to languages and traditional culture of their people among the rising generation, preservation and expansion of book printing in national languages, strengthening of the role of families Continue reading

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Indigenous peoples of Karelia welcome guests from the Council of Europe

vepsy_saamyInternational seminar Strengthening of the Role of Non-Government Organizations Protecting Culture and Languages of National Minorities is to be held in Karelia on September 19-21. The seminar is organized by the Ministry of Regional Development of the Russian Federation, Council of Europe, European Commission at the support of the Fund for Promotion of International Cooperation and Karelian Resource Center of Non-Government Organizations. Continue reading

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Festival in the village of Sudnozero

Head of Karelia with the Lesonen family in the village of SudnozeroOn 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

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The Congress of Youth Association of Finno-Ugric peoples was held in Petrozavodsk

Participants of the CongressThe IX Congress of Youth Association of Finno-Ugric peoples took place on August, 14-15 in Petrozavodsk. Action was included in the Plan of the Republic’s Complex Actions on preparation and carrying out of the Second Decade of the World Indigenous People in 2008 – 2009 and the Year of Youth in the Russian Federation. Continue reading

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The Congress of the Youth Association of Finno-Ugric Peoples to be held in Petrozavodsk

Symbol of the Youth Association of Finno-Ugric PeoplesWithin the scope of the Year of Youth in the Russian Federation and the Second International Decade of the World’s Indigenous People on August 14-15 Petrozavodsk will host the IXth Congress of the Youth Association of Finno-Ugric Peoples (MAFUN/YAFUP).

The Association’s primary intent is preservation and development of Finno-Ugric cultures and languages, as well as distribution of information on them. Continue reading

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