The 2016 International Finno-Ugrist Students’ Conference IFUSCO will be held in Helsinki

The 2016 International Finno-Ugrist Students’ Conference IFUSCO will be held on 15-18 September 2016 in Helsinki. This conference is being held in place of the planned conference in Khanty-Mansiysk, which was postponed twice before finally being cancelled. We would like to demonstrate that IFUSCO will be held every year, regardless of any hardships we may face.

Finno-Ugric World Congresses: why they are useless and what to do about them?

Compared to many of you, I am relatively new to Finno-Ugric circles. My first contact with the “Finno-Ugric world” was in 2009 at the Finno-Ugric Socio-Economic Forum in Kudymkar (Perm Region). Since then, I have represented Estonia in the Youth Association of Finno-Ugric Peoples (MAFUN) (2011-13), initiated and coordinated the Finno-Ugric Capitals of Culture programme (2013-2015), and served as Board member of Estonia’s Fenno-Ugria NGO (2013-2015). As a direct result of my Finno-Ugric civic activism I was nominated by Estonia and elected by the Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC) as Member of the United Nations Permanent Forum on Indigenous Issues (UNPFII) for the current term of 2014-2016. Overall, these 6 years of Finno-Ugric activism have been a truly eye-opening, positive and even life-changing experience.

Seto Week brings folk culture to Paris

Seto Week, which is held in Paris from November 18-25, introduces traditional polyphonic singing of the Setos (Seto leelo), their handicraft, traditions, cuisine, history, language and literature in the French capital. Never before has the Seto culture been so widely introduced in France. About it portal ERR reports.

Arrests leave Komi in crisis

Prosecutors say Governor Vyacheslav Gaizer and 13 other high-ranking politicians are detained on suspicions of serious fraud, reports. Experts believe the arrests rather are linked with political intrigues and controversies between powerful economic interests.

The Komi Republic and the Nenets Autonomous Area agreed to hold games on national sports

The Komi Republic and the Nenets Autonomous Area agreed about holding the sporting festival "Games of the Pechora basin", "Komiinform" reports.
The principal of regional Sport agency Stepan Churakov told about it.
According to him, the athletes of Izhema, Us-Tsilma  Pechora and Naryan-Mar regions will take part in competitions.
"Such festivals were held in Soviet period.

In the Komi Republic the public opinion about the new rules of fishery will be considered

The public of Komi can take part in discussion of new changes in Rules of fishery, "Komiinform" writes.
The Acting Minister of Agriculture and food of Komi Alexey Butkin reported about it today, on August 17, at a weekly meeting of the Cabinet of Ministers of the region.
He reminded that last week the changes in Rules of fishery which concern removal of separate restrictions on catch with hook tackles fo

In Komi cards with patterns of the artist ethnofuturist Yury Lisovsky have been published

In Komi cards with patterns of the artist Yury Lisovsky  have been published. Edition of Art log became the author and the direct implementor of idea. 
Such patterns of the artist as "Wedding" entered a cycle of cards, "I want to marry you" and "A life tree". The card is executed in the A5 format. On the first page wishes on the Komi and the Russian languages are published: 
1. Congratulations!