Russian President Dmitry Medvedev had a telephone conversation with his Finnish counterpart Tarja Halonen on Monday to discuss a schedule of contacts for 2010 when the two countries mark the 90th anniversary of the establishment of diplomatic relations.
Karelian village Veshkelitsa of Suojärvi municipal region where now reside 65% of Karelians held a round table discussion on the subject of Use of Language and Ethnocultural Potential of Karelians in Development of Veshkelitsa Rural Settlement.
TALLINN — Attorney and political activist Sergei Tšurkin and four non-governmental organizations applied last week to establish official cultural autonomy for ethnic Russians living in Estonia.
Since 2006 Karelia has been implementing the project of Road and Facade Signs in National Languages.
Finland wants to end the right of Ingrians to immigrate to Finland as returnees. The government is proposing a bill that would close the repatriation queue by 2011. Ingrians, whose ancestors were Finns, inhabited Russia and Estonia hundreds of years ago.
The new law will take effect in 2011 if the proposal gains approval next year. This means no new applicants would be marked onto the current waiting list.
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Paul Nekipelov from Pechora is the real Lapp!
Within the framework of the 90th anniversary of formation of the Republic of Karelia there has been held a literary-poetic soiree Let the Native Language Sound.... It was organized to acquaint the general public with novelties of the literature in Karelian, Veppsian, Finnish and Russian languages published in 2009 within the scope of the National Literature project.
A sound-recording studio has visited 54 villages of the region already and collected more than a hundred unique Udmurt, Mari, Komy-Permyak, and Bashkir folk songs.
With support of the Ministry of Culture the 6-volume music project Golden Fund of the Perm Area is expected to be released in summer next year.
Miika Ullakko’s What Became of Us gets boost at foreign festivalsFinnish films that get shown in cinemas are usually produced with financial help from the Finnish Film Foundation. Miika Ullakko and his partners produced What Became of Us completely on their own.
“One evening when I was eight years old I was bored. My mother suggested that I make my own movie with my father’s new camera”, Ullakko recalls.
Actual reviews of Oksanen's novel have been less flattering than the writer's own popularity might suggest.
Russia will create all conditions for the development of Finno-Ugric peoples and their culture, Prime Minister Vladimir Putin has promised.
"It is our strategic task to create in Russia as a whole and in Mordovia in particular every condition for promoting the development of Finno-Ugric languages and culture, for studying their rich legacy and expanding friendly contacts with related peoples abroad," he said.
Wednesday's decision was the third judicial ruling within a year making the openly racist paramilitary organization illegal, and exhausting all avenues of further appeal within Hungary.
Jobbik chairman Gabor Vona said following the ruling that the Guard would nevertheless continue to function pending an appeal to the European Court of Human Rights.
At its last held this year meeting the Republic's terms and spelling commission under the Head of the Republic of Karelia considered use of new lexicon of Karelian and Veppsian languages that have recently acquired written forms in teaching aids in Karelian and Veppsian languages for students of educational establishments of the republic.
Violence in Finland has clearly increased over the past three years, according to a recent survey by police. Nevertheless, they say violent crimes are down in 2009.
Premiere of The Two Swans' Rock ethnoballet based on Karelian folklore on the music of Karelian composer Alexander Beloborodov was held on December, 12 in the Musical Theatre.
Over 40 percent children do not speak Finnish as their mother tongue at around 20 daycares in Helsinki. Residential areas play a strong role in determining whether a particular daycare will have many children with immigrant backgrounds. However, some parents choose to place their kids in daycares with more mainstream Finnish children.
Arniika Kuusisto, a multiculturalism researcher, says that daycare workers will tell parents from the get-go if their centre cares for many children from different backgrounds.
Estonian National Culture Foundation awarded scholarships, intended for cultural projects in 2010. Total support to get about 230 scholars who study and work in different fields - from music to sports.