Language and culture in enhancing integration

Supporting and the integration of Russian-speakers in Finland by means of art and culture and encouraging them to maintain their own language and culture.

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The Anniversary Fund grants to Russian language and culture studies, teaching and research

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Upcoming events

Multilingual Finnish teenagers report from and challenge decisions-makers in SuomiAreena on July

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Upcoming events

What’s the ”new normal”?! Young Finns challenge the politicians in SuomiAreena

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Upcoming events

CulturaFest’18

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From our news

20/08/2018 / Eilina Gusatinsky

Finland’s Russian speaking Population Grows Fast

Each year about 3000 Russian speakers choose to live in Finland. They are the biggest and fastest growing language minority in the country. Part of th...

29/05/2018

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What’s the ”new normal”?! Young Finns challenge the decision makers in SuomiAreena

What is Finnishness? Who is Finnish enough? Is it worth to plan a future in Finland? A group of multilingual Finnish teenagers host a panel discuss...

06/06/2018

Cultura Foundation trains bilingual freelancers to work for the Museums of the capital region

Workshops and open lessons in Russian and Finnish will be organized in April-May 2018. Lessons are open for everybody who works at the museum or is in...

Did you know that...

75 444

People

who speak Russian as their native language live in Finland at the end of 2016

70%

Employment rate

of native Russian speakers living in Finland in 2010

145

Active

Russian-speaking organisations in Finland

49 %

with higher education

About half of the immigrants from Russia or Soviet Union have a university degree

Survey about Russian speaking minority in Finland

Cultura Foundation initiated the survey in autumn 2017, because not much research has been conducted about Finland’s Russian speaking minority. This fresh survey also contains a scan about Russian speaking organisations.

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CulturaFest

is a colourful, interdisciplinary festival of contemporary art. In 2018 it will take place in Cultural House Vernissa, Vantaa.

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