Compared to many of you, I am relatively new to Finno-Ugric circles. My first contact with the “Finno-Ugric world” was in 2009 at the Finno-Ugric Socio-Economic Forum in Kudymkar (Perm Region). Since then, I have represented Estonia in the Youth Association of Finno-Ugric Peoples (MAFUN) (2011-13), initiated and coordinated the Finno-Ugric Capitals of Culture programme (2013-2015), and served as Board member of Estonia’s Fenno-Ugria NGO (2013-2015). As a direct result of my Finno-Ugric civic activism I was nominated by Estonia and elected by the Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC) as Member of the United Nations Permanent Forum on Indigenous Issues (UNPFII) for the current term of 2014-2016. Overall, these 6 years of Finno-Ugric activism have been a truly eye-opening, positive and even life-changing experience.
Presidents of Hungary and Estonia to attend the World Congress of the Finno-Ugric peoples in Finland2016-06-15 13:07
President of Hungary János Áder and President of Estonia Toomas Hendrik Ilves will pay a visit to Finland and participate in the World Congress of the Finno-Ugric peoples in Lahti on Wednesday 15 June 2016.
The organizers of the III International Ethnic Festival “The People of Forest" told reporters about the concept of the event.
The village of Vuokkiniemi takes part in the international Finno-Ugric Capital of Culture 2017 competition. It participated previously in 2015 and was selected among three finalists. This year, the theme of participation is the Karelian language and culture.
The initiative which is organised by the Youth Organisation of Finno-Ugric Nations (MAFUN), this year concentrates on the Finno-Ugric nations living in North Europe, North Russia and Central-Russia.
A First Nations chief from British Columbia is calling for urgent efforts to revive indigenous languages, saying their extinction is going unnoticed while the world focuses on the preservation of cultural heritage sites.
Seto Week, which is held in Paris from November 18-25, introduces traditional polyphonic singing of the Setos (Seto leelo), their handicraft, traditions, cuisine, history, language and literature in the French capital. Never before has the Seto culture been so widely introduced in France. About it portal ERR reports.
A local official in the northern republic of Karelia has been brought to trial on charges of inciting separatism after criticizing the local government and the Kremlin in an emotional speech.
The contest for the best works in languages of indigenous peoples of the North was announced in Yamal2015-10-25 19:22
The contest for conferring the special prizes in honor of Prokopiy Saltykov, Leonid Laptsuy and Sergey Irikov for the best covering of themes on preservation and development of cultural legacy of indigenous northerners in native languages in printing editions was announced in Yama
The Helsinki Book Fair is about to begin in a week. The theme country of this year’s event is Russia, thus we wanted to highlight our services related to Russian studies and Uralic languages. Naturally, the Digitization Project of Kindred Languages will be present in this event at the National Library’s stand (6e71). Please, find here a brief summary of our programme at the Book Fair.
Prosecutors say Governor Vyacheslav Gaizer and 13 other high-ranking politicians are detained on suspicions of serious fraud, BarentsObserver.com reports. Experts believe the arrests rather are linked with political intrigues and controversies between powerful economic interests.
On August 18 in National Museum of the Komi Republic the presentation of an album "Zyrians — the People Gifted" took place.
The Komi Republic and the Nenets Autonomous Area agreed about holding the sporting festival "Games of the Pechora basin", "Komiinform" reports. The principal of regional Sport agency Stepan Churakov told about it. According to him, the athletes of Izhema, Us-Tsilma Pechora and Naryan-Mar regions will take part in competitions. "Such festivals were held in Soviet period.
The public of Komi can take part in discussion of new changes in Rules of fishery, "Komiinform" writes. The Acting Minister of Agriculture and food of Komi Alexey Butkin reported about it today, on August 17, at a weekly meeting of the Cabinet of Ministers of the region. He reminded that last week the changes in Rules of fishery which concern removal of separate restrictions on catch with hook tackles fo
In Komi cards with patterns of the artist Yury Lisovsky have been published. Edition of Art log became the author and the direct implementor of idea. Such patterns of the artist as "Wedding" entered a cycle of cards, "I want to marry you" and "A life tree". The card is executed in the A5 format. On the first page wishes on the Komi and the Russian languages are published: 1. Congratulations!
The Komi Republic has appeared in the TopTripTip mobile application, «Komiinform» reports.
Presidents of Hungary and Estonia to attend the World Congress of the Finno-Ugric peoples in Finland
The contest for the best works in languages of indigenous peoples of the North was announced in Yamal
From «cold war» to a dialog: the transformation of the relations of oil industry workers and Izhma Komi
The Komi Republic received a federal subsidy in the amount of 400 thousand rubles for training of professional reindeer breeders
The Deputy of the state Council of Komi Alexander Makarenko: "So we live: you solve one problem and then there is another"
In Komi Republic the low alcoholic cocktails were banned and one more day of abstinence was introduced
The deputies of the State Council of the Komi Republic of the Vth convocation adopted nearly one thousand normative legal acts
Deputies of the State Council of Komi supported strengthening of control of housing and communal services by municipal authorities
Municipalities with positive experience of implementation of the legislation on provision of housing for orphan children will be supported in Komi
JSC “Mondi FIC of Syktyvkar” will allocate 46 million rubles for development of the regions of Komi in 2015
Ivan Medvedev: "We observe the positive tendencies in dynamics of the budget of the Komi Republic - 2015"
The destruction of rare animals in Komi can be reflected negatively in biological diversity of Europe as a whole
The position of Committee of rescue of Pechora causes bewilderment of process men in questions of social partnership