Nationalist guard has no legal recourse in Hungary

Hungary's Supreme Court upheld an order disbanding of the Hungarian Guard, the private army of the extreme nationalist Jobbik Party.

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.



Ethnoballet on Karelian stage

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.


Finland. Researcher: Multicultural Daycares Offer Wealth of Experience


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.



Karelians living in Kazakhstan are willing to cooperate with compatriots

The VI Congress of Karelians of the Republic of Karelia held in June of 2009 in Olonets has emphasized importance of consolidation of all Karelians living in different countries.

The first offer on cooperation came from Kazakhstan where more than one thousand of representatives of the Karelian people live. In 2002 there has been founded a National Cultural Center uniting Karelians and Finns of Kazakhstan.


Teacher of Estonian: We have too much talk about the language

Recently was published a regular allowance for the study of the Estonian language in kindergarten through songs.Among its authors and teachers of Estonian language Lea Mayberg - a graduate of the first group (1988) teachers of Estonian language to Russian schools Tallinn Pedagogical Institute.

Л Leah has experience in several Russian schools (Loksa and Tallinn), and in recent years, teaches at the Tallinn R


Karelian language becomes popular in Finland

Karelian language in Finland was granted the official status of language of the minority. For Karelians living in the neighbouring country this is a very important decision and particular responsibility.

Now there are about 5,000 Karelian language speakers in the neighbouring country, however, almost 25,000 people understand it. For many of them the Karelian is a native language.



Info center FINUGOR.RU won second place at the II All-Russia competition “SMIrotvorets (Media peacekeeper)”

Info center FINUGOR.RU won second place at the II All-Russia competition “SMIrotvorets (Media peacekeeper)” in the category “Ethnic media: the Internet”. The ceremony of awarding the winners of the contest was held at the International Day for Tolerance on 16 November in Moscow at the theater “In Strastnom”. Competition was organized by Guild of ethnic journalism, with the support of the Russian Federation Ministry of Regional Development.



Tynu Sejlenthal (Tõnu Seilenthal): there’s not a chance to stop Finno-Ugric movement any more.

Info centre FINUGOR.RU continues a series of materials about a current state of Finno-Ugric movement. We remind, that a push for discussion this summer was given by well-known Estonian journalist Rhine Sikk. In his article in the newspaper «Eesti Päevaleht» he expressed opinion that Estonia has started to lose its positions in the leadership of Finno-Ugric movement. Meanwhile, unlike Estonia, as R.


Finno-Ugric languages may disappear because of English language influence

Widespread use of English threatens the disappearance of the Finno-Ugric languages. Such views were expressed at the plenary meeting of the international conference “The functioning of the Finno-Ugric languages in modern conditions”, which opened Nov. 17 in Syktyvkar. The conference was attended by representatives of Finland, Hungary, Estonia and various regions of Russia.

  The issues of language policy in Russia, Finland, Estonia and Hungary became the main theme of the plenary session.


Chairman of the Finland-Russia "Heikki Talvitie:" Hungary and Estonia have to intensify relations with Russia "

Center FINUGOR.RU reporter interviewed the chairman of the “Finland-Russia” Society Heikki Talvitie during X Russian-Finnish Cultural Forum, which was held in Syktyvkar, from 21 to 23 October. Mr. H. Talvitie told about the current state and prospects of development of the international Finno-Ugric movement.

 Mr. Chairman, how do you assess the achievements and prospects of the Finno-Ugric movement?