The Finno-Ugric media center FINUGOR.RU is one of the leading web resources on Finno-Ugric issues. The Media Center was organized as per the resolution of the 3rd Congress of Finno-Ugric Peoples (Helsinki, 2000). The website FINUGOR.RU started working on April 25, 2001.
The Media Center contributes to maintaining the languages, customs, and traditional culture of Finno-Ugric people by using cutting-edge media tools. FINUGOR.RU takes an active part in building the common cyberspace of Finno-Ugric and Samoyedic peoples.
Since 2008 the Media Center has been providing bilingual materials to facilitate learning Finno-Ugric languages. The materials posted on FINUGOR.RU are provided in Russian, Finnish, Estonian, Hungarian, Komi, Udmurt, Mari, Ersi, Moksha, Veppski, Karelian and Lappish languages. The English version of the website has been available since 2009.
In 2009, the Media Center became the prize-winner of the second All-Russian contest “SMIrotvorets” in the nomination “Ethnic Mass Media: Internet”.
Now FINUGOR.RU presents:
News and articles in 11 Finno-Ugric languages;
Photo and audio materials of Finno-Ugric life;
Information on Finno-Ugric and Samoyedic peoples, countries and regions;
References to mass media, public and cultural institutions;
Recipes of Finno-Ugric national cuisines;
and a lot more…
Media Center’s Projects
The Media Center FINUGOR.RU has been implementing “The Finno-Ugric Electronic Library” project since 2002.
The virtual book depository now contains over 60 electronic books in Finno-Ugric languages as well as issues of the newspapers “Komi Mu”, “Yologa” and “Khanty Yasang”. Since 2008, the Library has been hosting audio books of writers and poets in Finno-Ugric languages. As of today, about 80 audio records have been posted there.
In 2010, the media center FINUGOR.RU held an international contest, “The Seven Wonders of the Finno-Ugric World,” in 2011, “Prominent Figures of the Finno-Ugric and Samoyed peoples.” Information collected became the basis for creation and development of the “Encyclopedia of the Finno-Ugric Peoples.”
In 2010-2011, the Infocenter FINUGOR.RU developed the “Finno-Ugric online phrasebook,” at present it contains a lexical base (around 1000 words and expressions) in 11 Finno-Ugric languages, Russian and English.
Phones: + 7 8212 33 00 03 (Russia), +372 602 70 44 (Estonia)
Registration certificate for mass information media ИА № ТУ11-00187 from 29.12.2012, issued by the Office of the Federal Service for the Supervision of Communications, Information Technologies, and Mass Communications for the Komi Republic.
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