- The VIII World Congress of Finno-Ugric Peoples will be postponedANNOUNCEMENT: NGO Fenno-Ugria announces that due to the emergency situation caused by the COVID-19 virus, the VIII World Congress of Finno-Ugric Peoples will be ...30.03.20
- Estonia commemorates the victims of mass deportations in 1949From March 25-28, 1949, more than 90,000 people across the Baltics, including more than 20,000 in Estonia, ranging from infants to the elderly, were forcibly removed from ...25.03.20
- Estonia nominated dugout boat to UNESCO´s List of Intangible Cultural HeritageOn March 19, Estonia’s minister of culture Tõnis Lukas signed the application to nominate “Building and use of expanded dugout boat in Soomaa region” to UNESCO list of ...24.03.20
- Attention: Work process changes put in place due to COVID-19Due to the spread of the coronavirus (COVID-19) in Estonia, the team of the VIII World Congress of Finno-Ugric Peoples shall, where possible, be working from home. We are ...13.03.20
- Estonian government declares emergency situation against coronavirusThe Estonian government has declared an emergency situation in connection with the global novel coronavirus pandemic and the likelihood that the virus may spread locally. ...13.03.20
First archeological settlements of Estonians date back approximately 10 000 years. The oldest settlement site, near Sindi at the Pärnu river, was inhabited in the middle of the 8th millennium B.C. There are slightly over 1 million Estonians in the world. Estonians form the third largest Finno-Ugric people after Hungarians and Finns.
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