The Institute of the Northern Peoples
Дятлова Татьяна Александровна
Tatiana Dyatlova

Position: Coordinator
Academic status: PhD in Economics, Associate professor
Tel: +7 (3467) 377-000 (ext.348)

Finno-Ugric studies include a comprehensive study of Finno-Ugric peoples, their folklore, literature, history and ethnography. The territory of  Khanty-Mansiysk Autonomous okrug (region) - Yugra is historically associated with the formation and development of two Finno-Ugric nations: Khanty and Mansi. For over a century it has been a home for a group of the Finno-Ugric people - Zyryan Komi, as well as the relatives of the Finno-Ugric peoples - the Nenets. The origin of the Finno-Ugric studies in our region has gone a difficult way from external researches, based on the materials from scientific expeditions (when scientists from different fields: linguists, anthropologists, sociologists, ethnographers did a huge work on a comprehensive study of the Ob-Ugrian), then - to the appearance of  small research centres, where research was conducted by the Finno-Ugric people representatives themselves (who are thus made ​​a significant contribution to the preservation and development of the language and culture of the native people), to the formation of a big scientific center in Yugra State University - Institute of Language, history and Culture of peoples of Yugra. Now it has become the Center of Northern Peoples.

Yugra State University is a member and a chair (in 2019-2021) of the International Association of Finno-Ugric Universities.

Crafts lab

We are glad to invite you to our new crafls laboratory, which started work on 1 March, 2014. There you can study traditional art of the Ugric peoples of the river Ob, such as making netted beads decorations. The courses accoring to the groups' interests are conducted by the famous local craftspeople, and the attendance is free.

Location: academic building 4, room 317

Celebration of the International mother-tongue day (our rector, Tatiana Karminskaya, is in the centre, wearing a traditional beads decoration):


You are welcome to contact our International cooperation department to reach the Institute of the Northern peoples.

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