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NGO Fenno-Ugria Foundation
Roosikrantsi 6, EE-10119 Tallinn, Estonia
phone +372-6445119, fax +372-6448322, E-mail:

THE FENNO-UGRIA FOUNDATION was established by a group of Estonian scientists, politicians, economists in Tallinn in 1927 with the aim of supporting the organising of Finno-Ugric cultural congresses and promoting relations between Estonia and other Finno-Ugrian peoples. The Soviet occupation stopped the activities of Fenno-Ugria in 1940, but it was re-established in 1991. Today Fenno-Ugria is the central umbrella organisation for Finno-Ugrian interaction, uniting more than 50 Estonian organisations and institutions (both state and public). Fenno-Ugria functions as a coordinating establishment cooperation and information exchange with the other Uralic (Finno-Ugrian and Samoyed) peoples. We promote manysided interaction with the Finno-Ugric republics of the Russian Federation. We organise cultural exchange, conferences, courses for teachers in Estonia. We coordinate the studies of Eastern Finno-Ugrian students in Estonia and the exchange of guest lecturers with Finno-Ugrian universities. The revived tradition of celebrating Pan-Finno-Ugrian Days is since 1991 totally carried by Fenno-Ugria. Fenno-Ugria represents Estonia in the Finno-Ugric Peoples' Consultative Committee, established in Syktyvkar (Komi Republic, Russia) at the First World Congress of Finno-Ugric Peoples in 1992. In October 1994 we organised the session of the Consultative Committee in Lohusalu, Estonia. The next session will be in Tartu, Estonia, in October 1999. The Information Centre of Finno-Ugric Peoples (SURI) is working as a subdivision of Fenno-Ugria.