Week of the Vepsian language
From April 12 to April 19, a week of the Vepsian language was held in Petrozavodsk. Students and teachers of the Department of Baltic-Finnish Philology also took part in the events of the action and in their organization.
The Vepsian Youth Union Vepsän Vezad under the leadership of Tatyana Martyanova, a student of PetrSU, held a film evening in the Vepsian language, which took place on April 14 at the House of Peoples’ Friendship. The event brought together 1st, 2nd and 3rd year students of the direction “Finnish language and literature, Vepsian language”.
On April 15, at the Resource Media Center of Karelians, Vepsians and Finns, students of the department took part in the event “We play Vepsian”, which was organized by the editorial office of the Vepsian newspaper Kodima. The youth, which included students and graduates of the department, together with the older generation played the game “100 words about Karelia in the Vepsian language”.
On April 17, a master class was held, where the editors of the Kodima newspaper talked about the intricacies of writing newspaper news and articles in the Vepsian language.
The events of the “Week of the Vepsian language” became a good communication platform for young representatives of Vepsians and students studying the Vepsian language, and also contributed to the popularization of the Vepsian language and culture among young people.
The campaign “Week of the Vepsian language” was timed to coincide with the Day of Karelian and Vepsian writing.