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Russian Nationalist Denounces Adding Karelian to Street Signs in Petrozavodsk as Step toward Secession


The city government of Petrozavodsk, the capital of the Karelian Republic, has begun putting up street signs with names in both Russian and Karelian, even though ethnic Russians form 80 percent of the city’s population and even though Karelian is not a state language in the republic. Continue reading


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National Theatre of Karelia presented Karelian-Finnish theatre project in Moscow

women_of_niskavuoriOn April, 3-5 in Moscow in the Central House of Artists there passed the 4th PRO – Theatre 2009 Russian Theatre Market. As a tradition it was held within the scope of the Gold Mask national theatre premium and has this time involved about 70 theatres from Russia, Sweden, Czechia, Belarus, Ukraine, Moldova, Azerbaijan, Armenia, Uzbekistan, South Korea.

National Theatre of Karelia, having presented dramatic art of the republic for the fourth time at the market, Continue reading

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The first show of Veppsian Runes of Kalevala passed in the village of Sheltozero

kalevala_vepsa1National literature of Finns and Karelians, as well as of many other peoples of Russia, originated with the epos of Kalevala. Some years ago a famous Veppsian linguist, poet and translator Nina Zaitseva has translated selected runes of Kalevala into Veppsian language.

This new product has given a creative impulse to Liudmila Melentieva, head of the Veppsian national chorus Continue reading

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