CulturaFest 2019

CulturaFest, a contemporary culture festival, will be held in Helsinki on 6–15 November 2019. The theme of this year’s CulturaFest is Crossroads.

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CulturaFest 2019

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CulturaLab_museot – museum trails for bilingual families

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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...


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


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


Employment rate

of native Russian speakers living in Finland in 2010



Russian-speaking organisations in Finland

49 %

with higher education

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

Anna Sidorova Festival Director The second CulturaFest is over. Many thanks to our partners: Vantaa City Cultural Services, museums, curators, producers and artists. Special thanks to the audience – because of you the dialogue in Vantaa was lively, visible, deep and genuine.
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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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is a colourful, interdisciplinary festival of contemporary art. In 2018 it will take place in Cultural House Vernissa, Vantaa.

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