Soon in the first-rate in the world service of video content YouTube the channel of the Youth association of Finno-Ugric people MAFUN will start the work. News, video, on-line video news, shows, interviews of the activists of the world independent youth Finno-Ugric organizations will be transmitted there. The president of MAFUN Vasiliy Nemechkin said about it to the media center FINUGOR.
In St. Petersburg an Enets’ fairytales book was published having a minute number of copies. Enets people is a samoyed people who live on Taimyr and at the eastern part of the Yamal-Nenets Automous okrug. The originator of this project Maxim Kuznecov said about it to the informational centre FINUGOR.
First of all each of us is Russian – this idea was said by the member of the council under the president of Russian Federation on international relations, the consultant of work group on harmonization of international and interconfessional relations under the government of Komi Vyacheslav Mikhailov on the Inter-regional youth forum “We are Russians. The melodies of the unity”. The forum devoted to the 1150-th anniversary of the Russian statehood origin took place in the Komi Republic in the Finno-Ugric centre at the beginning of November.
According to the Slovak Minister of Education Dušan Čaplovič, the proposal for downgrading the Selye János University from university status into the category of non-university-level college of higher education will not be discussed by the Slovak government.
XXIX International Finno-Ugric Students Conference will be held at 06 – 08 May, 2013 in Syktyvkar (the Republic of Komi).
The purpose of the Conference is assistance in the establishment of the contacts between young Finno-Ugric researchers from different countries and exchange of the scientific results and research experience in the field of the Finno-Ugric Studies; search of decisions in actual problems of the modern Finno-Ugric science; activization of the research work of Finno-Ugric students.
On the occasion of Finnish Independence Day, journalist Riho Laurisaar reflected on Vikerraadio about the similarities between Finno-Ugric folklore and how to make it as globally recognizable as Scandinavian and Celtic mythology, ERR News reports. A movie about Kalevipoeg? Absolutely, he writes, even if such a film were to play loose with some of the Estonian national epic's details.
Participation by residents in towns with a major ethnic Hungarian population was below the national average at the Romanian parliamentary elections on Sunday, portal Politics.hu reports.
Data three hours before polls closed showed that turnout was 36.54 percent on average nation-wide. The lower-than-expected turnout is attributed to heavy snowing throughout the country.
Youth Association of Finno-Ugric Peoples (MAFUN) is closely observing the situation that has transpired around the Russian Association of Indigenous Peoples of the North, Siberia and Far East (RAIPON).
The enterprise "Numgi" won the grant of the department on affairs of indigenous ethnic minorities of the North for development of ethnographic tourism - 300 thousand rubles, IA "Sever-Press" reports. The nomadic camp of 5 choums (nomadic dwelling, similar to tepees) belonging to "Numgi" is situated in5 kilometers away from Salekhard. 5 people work here.
The Russian Embassy in Tallinn issued a statement that the report by the Estonian Institute of Human Rights claiming that the Russian Federation is violating the rights of Finno-Ugric peoples is baseless, and presented a number of examples of how the Russian government is supporting these nations' cultures, FennoUgria Asutus reports.
An epic movie about a devastating Chinese famine has finally made it to the screen at the Rome Film Festival,euronews reports.
‘Back to1942’is a no-holds-barred telling of one of modern China’s most grim times.
It is based in Henan province where the famine had forced millions to search for food. Even Fan the wealthy landowner had to join the escape to avoid starvation.
The film also features the real-life American journalist Theodore White who was shocked by what he saw there.
Developers of strategy of a national policy of the Russian Federation suggest the extending of ethnologic examination of all federal laws and legal certificates, the head of working group on working out of the project of strategy Vyacheslav Mihajlov has informed.
According to the decree of the president of Russia, strategy of the state national policy should be confirmed till December, 1st. For development of this project the working group in the Presidential Council under international relations has been created.
Tatiana Yuzykayn (Pyatkova) criticized the organization of the Finno-Ugric Forum on the Interregional Youth etnoforume «We are Russians. The Unity of the melody». The Etnoforum was held on November 8 in Komi in the Finno-Ugric Ethnopark.
Norwegian, Finnish and Russian Sami broadcasting leaders arranged for collaboration and creation of the united informational area for Sami in different countries in prospect.
The Norwegian Sami parliament (NSP) and the Sweden Sami parliament (SSP) together with the Sweden Sami organization and the Norwegian reindeer breeder Association made a request to governments of those countries to continue the work on ratification of Norwegian-Sweden convention of deer pasture. Representative authorities and public organizations are about to seek issuance of the document that will take into account rights and interests of both the sides to the best advantage, the NSP press service reports.