Contents (2008, 1)



Presidents’ address at the opening ceremony of the V World Congress of Finno-Ugric Peoples (The Russian Federation — D. A. Medvedev. The Republic of Finland — T. Halonen. The Republic of Hungary — L. Solyom. The Republic of Estonia — T. H. Ilves.)

The resolution of V World Congress of Finno-Ugric peoples

Kirdyashov V. F. (RF, Mordovia) World Congresses of Finno-Ugric peoples as a factor of unity and conflict (to conclude V World Congress of Finno-Ugric Peoples)

Congresses of Finno-Ugric peoples are a bright event in the life of the Russian Federation and some countries in Europe. Their aim is to create conditions for intercultural dialogue, mutual understanding and constructive solution of challenges faced by the Finno-Ugric peoples. The author tried to show the possibility and necessity of spiritual and socio-political consolidation of these peoples, as well as the role they are called to play at the Congress.

If to dream a little…  M. Hannus (Finland). Interview


Pusztay J. (Hungary). Reflections on the future of the Finno-Ugric languages in the Russian Federation

The article reviews the situation of Finno-Ugric languages in the Russian Federation. It analyses the possibility of creating a single literary (and at the same time national) language, as well as correcting terminology, which should facilitate the convergence of different versions of one language.

Mosin M. V. (RF, Mordovia). Single Mordovia literary language: pro and con

The article discusses the creation of a single Mordovia literary language on the basis of the Moksha and Erzya literary languages. As one of the ways that the author proposes is the development of the early foundations of the two relative languages.

Kuklin A. N. (RF, Mari-El). Finno-Ugric world through the prism of the Ural toponymy

The author raises the question of the Ural substratum in Ural-Volga region toponymy, linking it with complex and diverse ethnogenesis challenges of Ural race people. It concludes on the lack of toponymic system grounds consideration of Ural-Volga region as a result of creativity of only the people who are now living there: in this case the chronological sections and facts impacting on the formation of its substratum, superstratym and other events are ignored.


Strogalschikova Z. I. (RF, Karelia). Native small peoples of Russia in state policy: the formation of legislation and its implementation in post-Soviet period

The article explores the problems of small native peoples at the present stage of the Russian state, addresses legislative, political and administrative affairs of their interaction.

Nikitina G. A. (RF, Udmurtia). Poor, rich and beggary in Udmurt village: historic and contemporary interpretation

Based on folklore-ethnographic data, scientific development of the first Udmurt ethnographer G. E. Vereshchagin, and own field materials on contemporary Udmurt village the author attempts to analyze the view on social inequality, the reasons of this disparity and the perception of it in public consciousness of Udmurt rural society in the late XIX and the turn of XX—XXI centuries.

Konyuhov A. K. (RF, Komi). National identity of Finno-Ugric Peoples

The author examines sociological aspect of the national identity of the Finno-Ugric peoples; complex multi-component analysis allows to track the nuances of ethnic self-identification.


Prozes J. (Estonia). Mihkel Veske in Кazan. On the 165-year anniversary of the birth of M. P. Veske (1843—1890)


Boyarkin N. I., Boyarkina L. B. (RF, Mordovia). On modern Ethnic Music Studies of Volga-Ural region

The article highlights the problems of modern Ethnic Music Studies of Finno-Ugric and Turkic peoples of the Volga-Ural region. It analyzes the state of the evidence base of the Study, trends and research subjects.

Niemi J. (Finland). Style characteristics of Nenets songs on Kanin peninsula

For the attention of the readers it offers the examples of Nenets songs of Kanin Peninsula of the Arkhangelsk region. Kani Nenets is the Westernmost, geographically separated group of tundra Nenets, living in the northern European Russia. Considering the song traditions of this group of Nenets, the author identifies the reasons for their selection as a special ethnographic group as well as musical grounds.


Summer University in Hungry: Practical Expirience for Finno-Ugric schoolars

Look into the Past and You will See the Future There or Something about Kamva Ethno-futuristic Festivals in Perm Libraries and Library in the Mordovia Province (XVIII — beginning of XX century)

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