Rewarding the winners of the online quiz “Reading the runes of the Kalevala epic”

In the reading room of the Scientific Library of Petrozavodsk State University, a solemn presentation of diplomas and prizes to the winners of the republican online competition “Reading the runes of the Kalevala epic” of students of universities, colleges, students of secondary schools and residents of the Republic of Karelia – the readers of the runes of the “Kalevala” epic in Karelian, Vepsian , Finnish.
The online competition “Reading the runes of the Kalevala epic” is dedicated to the Year of Karelian runes in the Republic of Karelia. The Karelian runes, which became the basis of the world famous Kalevala epic, containing information about the way of life of the Karelians, are one of the most important elements of the republic’s spiritual culture.

In 2021, the competition “Reading the runes of the Kalevala epic” was held for the third time.

The organizers of the competition are the Department of Baltic-Finnish Philology of the Institute of Philology of PetrSU, the Scientific Library of PetrSU, the Primary Trade Union Organization of PetrSU students. The competition partner is the Ministry of National and Regional Policy of the Republic of Karelia.

The competition is held in order to preserve the creative heritage of the indigenous peoples of the Republic of Karelia, popularize the Karelian-Finnish epic “Kalevala”, increase the creative activity of participants in the competition, generate interest in the culture of the indigenous peoples of the Republic of Karelia, popularize the Karelian, Vepsian, Finnish languages, and develop public speaking skills.

The competition was held in three nominations: 1) runes in the Karelian language (the Livik dialect, the Karelian dialect itself); 2) runes in the Vepsian language; 3) runes in Finnish. The winners were determined in three age groups: from 12 to 15 years old, from 16 to 23 and 24 years old and older.

Students of universities, colleges, secondary school students, residents of the Republic of Karelia who speak Karelian, Vepsian or Finnish languages ​​took part in the competition “Reading the runes of the Kalevala epic”.

The jury, considering the video recordings of the artistic reading of excerpts from the Kalevala epic sent from the participants, evaluated the pronunciation, the emotional-figurative expressiveness of the performance, and artistry.

In order to comply with preventive measures to prevent the spread of coronavirus infection, the winners from Petrozavodsk were invited to the awards ceremony: students of Petrozavodsk State University, College of Technology and Entrepreneurship, students of Gymnasium No. 17, as well as school No. 34 with in-depth study of the Finnish language and the Finno-Ugric school named after .Elias Lönnrot.

The chairman of the competition committee, vice-rector for educational and social work of PetrSU Vasily Kuzmich Katarov, thanked all the participants of the quiz for their attention to the topic “Kalevala”, congratulated the winners of the competition.

Svetlana Gennadievna Kostina, a leading specialist of the Department of State Support of Indigenous Peoples of the Ministry of National and Regional Policy of the Republic of Karelia, a specialist of the Primary Trade Union Organization of students of PetrSU Vitaly Leonidovich Antipin, Associate Professor of the Department of Baltic-Finnish Philology of the Institute of Philology of PetrSU, Candidate of Philological Sciences Olga Yurievna Zhukova joined the congratulations.

According to the results of the competition, 24 winners were determined in nominations and age groups.

Nomination “Runes in the Karelian language (Livvik dialect, actually Karelian dialect)”:

Age group – from 12 to 15 years old

2nd place – Ilya Gorovikov, student of 8 “B” class of the secondary general education Finno-Ugric school named after Elias Lönnrot
1st place – Fedor Ovchinnikov , pupil 8 “B” class of the secondary general education Finno-Ugric school named after Elias Lönnrot
Age group – from 16 to 23 years old

3rd place – Alexander Saltanov , 2nd year student of the Institute of Philology, PetrSU
2nd place – Valeria Grafova , 2nd year student of the Institute of Philology, PetrSU
1st place – Anna Rogova , 3rd year student of the Institute of Philology, PetrSU
Age group – 24 years old and older

2nd place – Lesonen Alevtina Ivanovna , methodologist for cultural interaction MBU “Ethnocultural Center” KALEVALATALO ”
2nd place – Galina Vasilievna Slepova , pensioner, Kalevala
1st place – Valentina Kirillovna Saburova , director of the Kalevala People’s Theater MBU “TsKS”, the village of Kalevala
Nomination “Runes in the Vepsian language”

Age group – from 12 to 15 years old

2nd place – Maxim Momotov , student of 6 “B” class of the secondary general education Finno-Ugric school named after Elias Lönnrot
1st place – Ivan Filippov , 8th grade student of the “Shokshinskaya Secondary School”
Age group – from 16 to 23 years old

2nd place – Ekaterina Martynkova , 1st year student of the Institute of Philology of PetrSU
2nd place – Kristina Seledkova , 1st year student of the Institute of Philology, PetrSU
1st place – Marina Gorina , 1st year student of the Institute of Philology of PetrSU
Age group – 24 years old and older

3rd place – Strelkovich Kristina Alekseevna , teacher of the Vepsian language of the secondary comprehensive Finno-Ugric school named after Elias Lönnrot
2nd place – Evgeny Pavlovich Foteev , employee of the Sheltozero Vepsian Ethnographic Museum named after R.P. Lonina
1st place – Alesya Nikolaevna Anushenkova , teacher of the Vepsian language of the Sheltozerskaya Secondary School.
Nomination “Runes in Finnish”

Age group – from 12 to 15 years old

3rd place – Victoria Stepanova, student of grade 8 “B”, school number 34
2nd place – Elizaveta Mikhailova , student of grade 8 “B”, school number 34 ”
1st place – Polina Sarkisova , student of 8 “B” class, secondary school No. 34 ”
Age group – from 16 to 23 years old

3rd place – Alla Burova , 1st year student of GAPOU RK “College of Technology and Entrepreneurship”
2nd place – Kirill Chetverikov , 1st year student of GAPOU RK “College of Technology and Entrepreneurship”
1st place – Anastasia Timofeeva , student of class 9 “B”, MOU “Gymnasium No. 17 named after P.O. Korgan”
Age group – 24 years old and older

2nd place – Ekaterina Aleksandrovna Vaulina, director of the MBU “Central Library System of the Kalevala Municipal District”,
1st place – Olga Aleksandrovna Bereznyak , specialist in folk crafts and handicrafts MBU “Ethnocultural Center” KALEVALATALO “.
Prizes and diplomas will be sent to the winners from the districts of the Republic of Karelia by mail.

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