Life in Mari El: between the natural and supernatural

One of the most pressing universal problems in the development of modern Russian society is preserving the physical and cultural heritage of the small native peoples of Siberia.

One of the most pressing universal problems in the development of modern Russian society is preserving the physical and cultural heritage of the small native peoples of Siberia.

Sergey Poteryaev
The Mari people are one of the oldest ethnic groups living in the Russian Federation. Finno-Ugric peoples settled the territory in what is now European Russia dating back to prehistoric times.