On Aug. 31, the 28th Finno-Ugric expedition of the Estonian Art Academy returned home from Russia, where it was visiting the republics of Chuvashia and Mari El to study local culture. For many years, such expeditions for art students to Finno-Ugric regions of Russia have been arranged each summer. This time, however, after working fine for two weeks in the Chuvash republic, the expedition met with difficulties in the Mari republic.One the day of its arrival to Mari El (July 21), the expedition was deported back to Chuvashia by officials who said that security could not be ensured to foreign...
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