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aranyipeter  •  Aug 05, 2016  3

Karelian village will be next Finno-Ugric Capital of Culture

Today, in a frame of a special one-day ceremony the next Finno-Ugric Capital of Culture was selected by an international professional jury, in the Hungarian Balassi Institute, Helsinki. The decision was made after the live presentations of the three candidates, Kuhmo, Sippola and Vuokkiniemi. On the event the current titleholder, Iszkaszentgyörgy has also introduced itself with a large delegation. The international jury has been selected Vuokkiniemi as the Finno-Ugric Capital of Culture 2017. The Karelian village has participated second time in the competition. 
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aranyipeter  •  Jun 05, 2016

Finnish or Karelian town could be next Finno-Ugric Capital of Culture

On 31th of May the Finno-Ugric Capital of Culture 2017 competition had been closed. Now the Finno-Ugric Capitals of Culture Programme Bureau officially announces that three different municipalities applied for the title. “We’ve got two materials from Finland and one from Russia. We warmly welcome the Finnish town Kuhmo and Sippola, plus the Karelian Vuokkiniemi” – said Peter Aranyi, the head of the Finno-Ugric Capitals of Culture Programme Bureau. He added: according to the selection procedure these three municipalities can participate automatically in the final round in Helsinki, on 5th of August. 

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