The vote in the contest “The Leaders of the Finno-Ugric World” started on September 1, presentation of candidates continues

The vote for the outstanding representatives and friends of the finno-ugric and samoyed peoples  in the contest  “The Leaders of the Finno-Ugric World” started on September 1 . The first qualifying round of voting will continue until the end of October of the current year.

Let's remind, that public nomination of prominent Finno-Ugric and Samoyed leaders began on May, 16. The organizer of the project is the media centre of finno-ugric peoples FINUGOR. The competition has already claimed more than 350 candidates, among which the most famous people of Hungary, Russia, Latvia, Finland and Estonia.

Get acquainted with candidates prominent finno-ugric peoples is possible on the page of the contest.

As reported by the organizers of the contest, submit nominations everyone will be able to and during the first round of voting in September-October. "Our project is educational, we collect information about the outstanding representatives of the finno-ugric and samoyed peoples on the website of the media center and make it available to the public, so the candidates will be continued, - said the editor-in-chief of the Media center FINUGOR Yuri Popov.

***Collection of proposals from the representatives of the Finno-Ugric and Samoyed peoples held in several categories: legendary heroes from mythology and epic tales of Finno-Ugric and Samoyedic peoples; political, social, military and religious leaders until XXth century; modern political and social leaders; scientists; art workers; sportsmen; business leaders.The nomination “The friend of Finno-Ugric peoples” is dedicated to persons not of Finno-Ugric origin but contributed a lot to the Uralic peoples.
At the second stage (September-October) persons of greatest interest from every people in each nomination shall be determined by public voting. At the final stage which started in early November, winners shall be selected by public voting: 7 persons presented in each nomination, which got the maximum number of votes. The official announcement of the action results shall be held in December, 2011. The project is being implemented by wide support of scientific institutions, public associations, mass media, and authorities of countries and regions.

*** The official partners are the shares of "KonsultantPlyusKomi" and  "Tele2 Komi".