Information Centre of Finno-Ugric Peoples
31 May 2006
NGO Fenno-Ugria re-established 15 years ago
The non-governmental organisation Fenno-Ugria, which was established in Estonia in 1927, marks by celebration the 15th anniversary of its activities' resumption. In connection to this anniversary the Day of Finno-Ugric Peoples will be held on 3rd June in the Estonian Open Air Museum, where guests will be given opportunity to make the closer acquaintance with culture of Finno-Ugric peoples.
Societies of Finno-Ugric peoples acting in Estonia will prepare stands, present books and materials about their peoples. Folklore ensembles of Erzya and Moksha, Udmurts, Ingermanland Finns as well as Chuvashs will give a concert. The ensemble Kelu of the Mordovian state university is invited as guests to the concert too.
In the framework of celebrations the exhibition "NGO Fenno-Ugria re-established 15 years ago" is opened in the Academic library of the Tallinn University from May 26th until June 12th.
After its re-establishment in the year 1991 Fenno-Ugria became a centre of cultural contacts first of all with Eastern Finno-Ugrians. Fenno-Ugria represents Estonia in the Consultative Committee of Finno-Ugric Peoples. Annually the Days of Kindred Peoples and national holidays of Finno-Ugric peoples are celebrated, where guests come.
The IV World Congress of Finno-Ugric Peoples was organised by Fenno-Ugria in 2004. Among remarkable events there were II Congress of Finno-Ugric Historians in 1998 and VI Folklore Festival of Finno-Ugric Peoples in 1997 as well as three ethnofuturism conferences, where from ethnofuturism was spread across the Finno-Ugric world.
By assistance of Fenno-Ugria dozens of organisations and hundreds individuals have found co-operation partners from Finno-Ugric states and regions. The initiative of educating Finno-Ugric indigenous students and postgraduates from the Russian Federation in Estonia was implemented in the framework of the Estonian Kindred Peoples Program.
The Information Centre of Finno-Ugric Peoples SURI working by Fenno-Ugria marked the beginning to Finno-Ugric mass media co-operation. The Information Centre organised the seminar Internet in Finno-Ugric Info space in 1997 and the Round Table of North Eurasian Minority Media in 2000. As a result of this events Finno-Ugric information space was significantly broadened. The Information Centre of Finno-Ugric Peoples Finugor.ru, which celebrated lately its 5th anniversary, was established in Syktyvkar, Komi Republic.