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Kovyzh: Fiddle Music of Mari People

by Tatyana Yamberdova

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Includes unlimited streaming via the free Bandcamp app, plus high-quality download in MP3, FLAC and more. Continue reading

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Paganism in Russia Becoming Political Because of Ignorance and Inattention of Authorities

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The attention that self-proclaimed Shaman Gabyshev has received for his plans to march on Moscow and the victory of the KPRF over United Russia in Mari El, one of the strongholds of traditional religion in the Russian Federation, have sparked concerns in the Russian capital that paganism is energizing the political opposition. Continue reading

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Greetings to Mishkan – Finno-Ugric Capital of Culture 2020

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Greetings to Mishkan – Finno-Ugric Capital of Culture – 2020 by Oliver Loode (head of the secretariat of Finno-Ugric Capitals of Culture). Continue reading

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Mari village Shorunzha selected as next Finno-Ugric Capital of Culture

SU_pealinna-2019_valim_21On April 8, the winner of the Finno-Ugric Capital of Culture 2019 competition was announced in Obinitsa (Setomaa, Estonia) during the 2nd Forum of Finno-Ugric Villages. The next Finno-Ugric Capital of Culture will be Shorunzha village from Mari El Republic of the Russian Federation. The other two finalists of the competition were Arkhangelskoye village from Komi-Permyak Okrug of Perm Krai (Russian Federation) and the town of Zirc from Hungary. Continue reading

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The stairs on which I step (VIDEO)

Toshkalme_toshkaltyshem_30-10-2017_01This is the song from the resent music album of Anna Mishina and Kristi Mühling. The duo Anna and Kristi combines ancient Eastern Mari songs with experimental Estonian kannel music.

Anna Mishina – voice, Kristi Mühling – Estonian chromatic kannel, Ivan Kamenshchikov – Mari iyagomyzh (a type of fiddle). 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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Day of National Minorities is Celebrated in Estonia

etnolaat-2016_00As part of the festival “Week of National Cultures,” the city of Tallinn celebrated the Day of Estonian National Minorities.

On the program of the festival were concerts, exhibitions, lectures, and workshops, reported Sputnik News.

On September 23, the Working Party of National Minorities Minority Folklore Council of Estonia and the National University of Tallinn held the Roundtable of Estonian Peoples. Continue reading

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Defenders of Mari School to Hold a Protest Meeting

Activists for the preservation of the Vasinko comprehensive school in the Perm Krai (Russia) are planning to carry out a protest action on 1 December.

The protest meeting is planned at 12 o’clock in the district center, the settlement of Suksun, on Victory Square. At this public event, the organizers intend to “protest against the illegal closure of the Vasinko comprehensive school and the Ivankovo kindergarten “Silver Bell””. Continue reading

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Discrimination of Mari ethnic minority in Perm krai (Russia)

The residents of the three Mari villages decided at the general meeting to attempt to preserve the Vasinsko primary school and to give it the status of a school with in-depth study of the native Mari language. In their letter titled «Cry of the Soul», they stated that they would not send their children to a school where people conversed only in Russian and where Mari was not taught. 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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