The festival of Finno-Ugric photographers for the first time will take place in Udmurtia, "News of the Udmurt Republic" reports.
Leiu Heapost, senior research fellow at the TU Institute of History explains the difference between Estonians and other Finno-Ugric people, website of Tallinn University reports.
“Physical Anthropology of Finno-Ugric peoples” (“Soome-ugri rahvaste füüsiline antropoloogia”), a book originally written by Karin Mark and edited by Leiu Heapost, has recently been published.
Finland will not be ratifying the International Labour Organisation’s “Convention No. 169″, which vouchsafes the rights of indigenous peoples, until the next government is formed.The ratification proposal was shelved on Friday evening.
Jobbik Movement for a Better Hungary finds it outrageous that Dorin Florea, the mayor of Marosvásárhely banned the pro-autonomy demonstrations organized for the Szekler Liberty Day this year, in 2016 and 2017 as well, website Jobbic.com reports. Mayor Florea's decision violates the constitution of Romania as well as citizens' right to freedom of assembly and is a clear indication that Romania still has a "Hungarian issue", contrary to what President Klaus Iohannis says.
The exhibition of the best works of the international contest of northern and arctic photographs "Global Arctic Awards" is taking place in Syktyvkar in the Finno-Ugric center of Russia, IA «Sever-Press» reports.
At a press conference held in Budapest on 12 March, State Secretary for Hungarian communities abroad Árpád János Potápi announced that the Hungarian Government’s new program named Petőfi Sándor Program would be launched on 15 March, Hungarian Register reports. The aim of the program is to stop the assimilation of Hungarian communities living in dispersed populations in the Carpathian Basin.
At an extraordinary general meeting of ambassadors of Hungary, Viktor Orbán defined the basis of Hungarian foreign policy doctrine – independent foreign policy based on national interests – by saying that Hungary is not looking for uniformity of interests with influential countries, but the aim is to ensure that Hungarian success is in other countries’ interests.
The sitting of the presidium of the All-Russian public movement "The Association of Finno-Ugric peoples of the Russian Federation" will take place in Salekhard on the 13th of March, IA «Sever-Press» reporst.
The head of center of ethnocultural strategy of Federal institute's formation of a development of education of the Ministry of Education and Science of the Russian Federation Olga Artemenko tells that a number of schools with training in the native languages from 2002 to 2010 was reduced three times, and a number of the children who are trained in them by 3,5 times, "National accent" reports.
On 3 March 2015, at the invitation of MEP Ildikó Gáll-Pelcz (Group of the European People's Party, Fidesz-KDNP alliance), the leaders of Hungarian organizations and parties abroad made a visit to Brussels and took part in the session of the Fidesz-KDNP (Christian Democratic People’s Party) where they discussed the current situation of the Hungarian community living in the Carpathian Basin, Hungarian register reports.
JSC “Mondi FIC of Syktyvkar” opened the station of mechanical sewage treatment on Tuesday.
The governor of the Leningrad region Alexander Drozdenko called two organizations undermining bases of peaceful life of the region and the country.
Russia’s closest neighbour to Norway, the municipality of Pechenga, has started reindeer husbandry on the Rybachy Peninsula, and plans to open a base for tourists.
Housing, mental health and the high costs of living in the North are a few items on the agenda of Arctic Council meetings underway in Whitehorse, CBCNEWS reports.
The event brings together senior leaders from circumpolar regions including the Scandinavian countries, the Russian Federation, Alaska and Canada.
So far, 710,000 ethnic Hungarians have applied for Hungarian citizenship and some 670,000 have been granted that status, state secretary János Árpád Potápi told Parliament’s National Cohesion Committee, portal Politics.hu reports. Potápi said that 66% of those granted citizenship were from Romania, 17% from Northern Serbia and 14% from Western Ukraine.