Vladimir Putin has named Nikolay Merkushkin, the man he just replaced as Samara governor to be his special representative to the upcoming World Congress of Finno-Ugric Peoples, an assignment many will see as a consolation prize but that reflects growing concern about the Finno-Ugric peoples within the Russian Federation. Continue reading
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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
International 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