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Karelia is implementing the program of state support of Karelian, Veppsian and Finnish languages

For four years Karelia was implementing The State Support of Karelian, Veppsian and Finnish Languages in 2006 – 2010 regional target program.

Last year within the scope of the Program there had been implemented 80 programs, projects, and activities directed on increase of the level of native language speaking by Karelians, Veppsians aand Finns, formation of positive attitude to languages and traditional culture of their people among the rising generation, preservation and expansion of book printing in national languages, strengthening of the role of families 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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