Ladies and Gentlemen!
We invite you to take part in our presentation of the «The Finno-Ugric Capitals of Culture – 2016» settlements. The Finno-Ugric capitals of year 2016 are the Iskasentdyord village and Vesprem city of Hungary.
apitals of Finno-Ugric Culture – 2016 are to be presented in Saint-Petersburg
On March 18th the Finno-Ugric Capitals of Culture will be presented in the general consulate of Hungary in saint-Petersburg. The Finno-Ugric capitals of culture for year 2016 are the Iskasentdyord village and Vesprem city of Hungary.
The «Capitals of Culture» program is a key initiative of MAFUN, aimed at the development of the territories populated by the Finno-Ugric peoples and the intensification of cultural exchange between them.
The event will be organized by the International Youth Association of Finno Ugric Peoples (MAFUN), Komi Society of Saint-Petersburg «Nevatas», General Consulate of Hungary in Saint-Petersburg, Erzya People Society of Saint-Petersburg and Leningrad Region «Ele», in close partnership with «PROPITER» family hotel.
– a presentation of the Finno-Ugric Capitals of Culture settlements by our special guest Daniel Validuda, a representative of Iskasentdyord municipality
– an announcement of the Finno-Ugric Capitals of Culture-2017 nominees by MAFUN president Kyabi Suvi
– a performance by the «Talomerkit» folk music ensemble and Komi group «Dzoridz».
General Consulate of Hungary in Saint-Petersburg, 15 Marat St
The event will begin at 11:00 am
Attention! In order to participate in the event either as a guest or as an accredited representative of mass media, you have to provide the following data to the event organizers: your full name, the name of the organization you will be representing and your passport details. This information is a requirement in order to be granted access to the consulate.
Contacts: Andrey Petrov, Chair of the MAFUN in Saint-Petersburg and Leningrad region (andrey.petrov.tv(@)gmail.com)
For your information:
«Finno-Ugric Capitals of Culture» is a MAFUN program to support the development of the territories, populated by Finno-Ugric peoples by means of arts and cultural exchange. The program was launched in 2014; the first Finno-Ugric Capital of Culture became the Starye Bygi village in Udmurtia. In 2015 this title was passed along to the Obinitsa village in Estonia. Learn more about the program – www.uralic.org
MAFUN is an international association of youth organizations of Finno-Ugric and Samoyed (Uralic) peoples. MAFUN’s objectives are the support of Uralic languages and cultures, strengthening the cooperation between Finno-Ugric peoples, regions and countries, protections of the rights of indigenous peoples as well as promotion of the cultural, economic and social development on the local levels.
Translated by Oleg Volgarev
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