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Mari El Most Russian-Occupied Non-Russian Republic

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Mari_El_russiansDespite Vladimir Putin’s much-ballyhooed power vertical, Moscow has not imposed an identical approach to running the various non-Russian republics of the Russian Federation, as new statistics about ethnic representation in government positions in three Middle Volga republics, Mari El, Tatarstan and Chuvashia, show. Continue reading

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Wikipedia writers to meet in Yoshkar-Ola

vikipedistyVolunteer writers from the Mari section of Wikipedia, “Wikimedia RU,” and the Team of Bashkortostan Wikimedians are planning to hold an international forum in Yoshkar-Ola in June 2017.

The “Wiki-Payrem” (Wiki-Holiday in the Mari language) will be dedicated to the development of projects for the organization “Wikimedia RU” in the languages of the peoples of Russia, Continue reading

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Residents of Mari El demand the resignation of Markelov

They are outraged by the cancellation of social benefits

d3b9f9_6Yesterday in one of Yoshkar-Ola’s central squares, numerous protests were held. Protesters from Yoshkar-Ola, as well as residents from other municipal districts of the republic, demanded the resignation of the government of Leonid Markelov. Continue reading

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Victims of repression are remembered in Mari El

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The Memorial to the Victims of Political Terror in Yoshkar-Ola. Photo: foto.cheb.ru

On Sunday October 30, the Day of Memory and Sorrow will take place in Yoshkar-Ola.

This annual demonstration commemorates the victims of totalitarianism, their children and grandchildren, and survivors of the horrors of persecution, genocide, and injustice in the 20th century. Continue reading

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Marina Sadova and the group “Kuat” from Mari El

At the gala concert of the VI International Finno-Ugric Festival of Youth Ethno-culture “Palezyan” (Rowan). Izhevsk, 23 September 2016.

Source: Национальная библиотека УР

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Rally held in Yoshkar-Ola in support of indigenous people

106467_IMG_0901_новый размерYesterday, on 27 August 2015, a rally was held in front of the seat of the government of Mari El in Yoshkar-Ola. The rally addressed the danger of disappearance faced by the Mari people, advocated the preservation of Mari traditions and culture, and demanded protection of the peoples of the Republic of Mari El from the tyranny of corruption. Continue reading

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Russia’s unorthodox worshippers

Alexandre Billette pays a visit to forest worshippers of the remote Mari El republic on the Volga, who have maintained their religious traditions despite pressure from the Tsars, the Soviet regime and the Orthodox church.

On a poor road across the Mari El Republic, the village of Mari-Turek is barely distinguishable from thousands of others in rural Russia that time has forgotten. With no industry, it dozes peacefully away from the main thoroughfares of the Volga federal district. Continue reading

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