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Literary Prize of the Estonian Kindred Peoples’ Programme

Эмблема Программы родственных народов ЭстонииAnnouncement

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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Sergei Chavain’s Elnet reviewed

One of my many projects with Mari is a translation of Sergei Chavain’s novel Elnet into English. Portions of the translation will appear here in due time. In the meantime, this description of the novel by Ville Ropponen, from a review of the recent Finnish translation, may do much to introduce the work.

The novel Elnet by Sergei Chavain (1888–1937) depicts the Russian revolution in a Mari village of yesteryear and the conflict around Mari identity. The fate of two young men are intertwined in its plot. 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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