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Who are Finno-Ugric people?

The Finno-Ugric peoples are any of several peoples of Eurasia who speak languages of the Finno-Ugric language family, such as the Khanty, Mansi, Hungarians, Maris, Mordvins, Sámi, Estonians, Karelians, Finns, Udmurts and Komis.

Read more about Finno-Ugric people.

I already talked about Mordvins in this link, Karelians in this link, Udmurts in this link and Estonians in this link.

I also talked about the place where I spent summers when I was a child, my grand-mother place, Bolshoe Boldino which is side-to-side to Mordovia where Mordvins live. This place is far away from Russian North and rest of other Finno-Ugric people.

The reason why I mention it is because I would like you to ask a question: how was it possible that these people that share the same language live in such different places? Think of Hungarians for example,

But let’s continue…

Going back to Udmurts deserves attention.

Here they are – Buranovskie Babushki (Grannies from Buranovo)

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The collective “Buranovskie grandmother” has more than seventeen years.

Today, the main part of twelve people. Almost everyone already under seventy.

Galina Konev, director and founder of the ensemble – “survivor” of the collective.

The repertoire of “Grandmas” – folk songs in the Udmurt language and Russian rock!!!

Not only they sing, they dance too!

Please enjoy their sinning and google for more songs

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=i4qmsmzoRBE

Komihistory (1), history(2), history(3) . I also talked about Komi a bit in this link.

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Komi-Permiaki

The northern Komi widely used clothes, borrowed from the Nenets: Malic (blank outerwear fur inside), Sovik (blank outerwear made ​​of reindeer skin fur on the outside), felt boots (sheepskin boots), etc

Pictures from this link

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Saamihistory(1) history(2)

pictures from this link

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Saami language is getting less and less used among native people. It is a serious concern and in this link you can read what attempts are made in Russia to preserve the language.

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Pictures from this link

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Their famous head-ware

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Khanty and Mansi

Khanty formerly called Ostyak, Mansi formerly called Vogul,  western Siberian peoples, living mainly in the Ob River basin of central Russia. They each speak an Ob-Ugric language of the Finno-Ugric branch of the Uralic languages. Together they numbered some 30,000 in the late 20th century.

They are descended from people from the south Ural steppe who moved into this region about the middle of the 1st millennium ad.

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Mansi – history

Siberia’s dying-out Mansi people (read about)

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Ornaments of Khanty and Mansi

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http://xant.net.ru/ornament/ornament.htm

http://www.finnougoria.ru/community/folk/section.php?SECTION_ID=346&ELEMENT_ID=2705

http://www.ethnomuseum.ru/gallery125/236/275_268.htm

http://moidorod.blogspot.ca/2010_12_19_archive.html

http://karelian.ru/stati/204-saamy.html

http://www.finnougoria.ru/periodika/16353/

http://www.ethnomuseum.ru/gallery1489/3125/5222_2497.htm

http://www.b-port.com/news/item/41107.html

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Khanty_people

http://www.britannica.com/EBchecked/topic/316322/Khanty-and-Mansi

http://volnomuvolya.com/aborigeni_severnogo_urala_narod_mansi.html
http://www.etnic.ru/nomadic/travel/mansi.html

This post is for Ravelry knitters to see and compare traditional Baltic costumes with North of Russia.

Not in the particular order I’m adding information as it goes.

Estonia – History

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Pictures from this link, interesting story in russian

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pictures from this link:

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http://dress-history.sage-way.info/estonian-dress.html

Latviahistory

Pictures from this link

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pictures from this link

“Livonian culture has had a significant impact on the Latvian culture, especially it is expressed in the oral folklore”

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“Colors play an important role in beautifying the costume. Dominated by white and gray, as the costumes were sewn from natural fabrics such as linen and wool. In ancient times, yarn dyed with natural dyes made ​​mostly of native plants. In the patterns for mittens, shawls and belts used a combination of four colors – red, blue, green and yellow. These colors are repeated in different colors and proportions for each piece of costume made ​​of wool.”

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Lielvarde belt. It is included in the canon of Latvian culture.

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Compare with one of Russian belts

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Lithuaniahistory

(my last name was originated in the area of Vilnius, so cool to know it)

Pictures from this link 

I found this link very educational because the author compares patterns of Lithuania and Belarussia.

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This picture shows Latvian costumes

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Picture from this link

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Finland – history’

Pictures from this link and you can also download a pattern to reproduce the dress

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This is it for now. I will add the Russian part later because it will take me more then 2 hours to do it.

links:

http://aljonat.blogspot.ca/2011/08/blog-post.html

http://www.folk.ee/kultuurilaegas/ru/aav_index/rrv_rahvar6ivad/rrv_taandumine

http://p-i-l-a-r.livejournal.com/97840.html

http://www.latvia.lv/ru/library/nacionalnyy-kostyum

http://www.artonika.ru/narodniy_kostum/28-finskiy_kostum.html

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Finno-Ugric_peoples

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Vladimir Kosmich Zworykin (Russian: Влади́мир Козьми́ч Зворы́кин – Vladimir Koz’mich Zvorykin) (July 29 [O.S. July 17] 1888 – July 29, 1982) was a Russian-American inventor, engineer, and pioneer of television technology. Zworykin invented a television transmitting and receiving system employing cathode ray tubes. He played a role in the practical development of television from the early thirties, including charge storage-type tubes, infrared image tubes and the electron microscope.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Vladimir_K._Zworykin

 

 

 

 

this post will take time. It is not going to be about WWII but about quite opposite – about people’s history from 16th century

http://www.ahsgr.org/

Russian Jews

this post will take time.

for now I will be adding links to make my personal story the way I see it. It will not be about antisemitism but about quite opposite.

http://www.fas.harvard.edu/~gstudies/russia/lessons/backgd.htm

http://www.rach-c.org/pages/russianamericans.htm

http://www.everyculture.com/multi/Pa-Sp/Russian-Americans.html

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Russian-American

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Semyon Ivanovich Dezhnyov (Russian: Семён Ива́нович Дежнёв, IPA: [sʲɪˈmʲɵn ɪˈvanəvʲɪt͡ɕ dʲɪˈʐnʲɵf]; commonly spelled Dezhnev in English-language sources; c. 1605 – 1673) was a Russian explorer of Siberia and the first European to sail through the Bering Strait, 80 years before Bering did.

In 1648 he sailed from the Kolyma River on the Arctic Ocean to the Anadyr River on the Pacific.

His exploit was forgotten for almost a hundred years and Vitus Bering is usually given credit for discovering the strait that bears his name.

 

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http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Semyon_Dezhnev

 

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Alexander Andreyevich Baranov, called “Lord of Alaska” by Hector Chevigny, not only played an active role in the Russian–American Company, but he was also the first governor of Russian America.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Russian_America

Russian America (Russian: Русская Америка, Russkaya Amerika) was the name of Russian colonial possessions in the Americas from 1733 to 1867 that today is the U.S. state of Alaska and settlements farther south in California. Formal incorporation of the possessions did not take place until a ukase (a proclamation or decree of the tsar) in 1799, which established a monopoly for the Russian-American Company and also granted the Russian Orthodox Church certain rights in the new possessions.

 

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