The flag of Mordovia has three stripes: red, white and blue. In the middle of the white stripe
there is a red rose with eight leaves. It’s a symbol of the Sun. It symbolizes a warmness, kindness
and stability. Flag of Mordovia means: to live and develop in kindness and freedom on our own
The Mordovian coat of arms is gold. It symbolizes beauty of nature, towns and villages, cultural
and national wealth.
T: As you know, Mordovia has its own anthem. It is written in Moksha, Erzya and Russian
languages. (Один из учащихся читают гимн Мордовии на мордовском и русском языках).
T: And now listen to Sveta’s report about the capital of the Mordovian Republic-Saransk.
P7: Saransk is the capital of the Mordovian Republic and the largest cultural and educational
centre. Saransk was founded in 1641. It is a big growing town with high buildings, tree-lined
streets, green parks. It is a city that becomes more beautiful from day to day. There is a great
number of enterprises in Saransk: the Saransk foundry plant, excavator plant, tool-making pant
Saransk is the cultural centre of the republic. There are many theatres, libraries, museums,
institutes and universities, Art Gallery in Saransk. There are many famous people, writers,
singers lived and live in our republic. Such as N. Kosheleva, L. Ganina, M. Antonova, K.
Abramov, S.Erzya and others.
In 1978 the museum of Fine Arts (Erzya – Museum) was opened. Here you can see the pictures
of Sychkov, Makarov, the sculpturs of Erzya. The name of Erzya is known not only in Russia
but in many countries. The outstanding sculptor won international reputation. Erzya is his
pseudonym. His real name is Stepan Dmitrievich Nefedov. Erzya means the name of one of
Mordvinian ethnic groups. These are his works. (показываются картинки с изображением
скульптур Эрьзи.) In his works Erzya expressed love for Mordovia and its people. The people
of Mordovia are proud of their talented son.
P8: I’d like to tell some words about The First international festival of Finno-Ugrian national
cultures "SHUMBRAT, FINNO-UGRIA!". It was held in the capital of Mordovia - Saransk in
July, 2007. Many delegations from Hungary, Finland, all Finno-Ugric republics of Russia,
people from more than 30 Russian regions arrived in Saransk.
President of Russia Vladimir Putin, President of Finland T. Halonen, and Prime-Minister of
Hungary F. Gyurcsany arrived in Saransk during the festival.
The opening ceremony was held on the stadium “Start”, where the guests and the hosts were
presented Finno-Ugrian music including folklore and modern popular shows. (презентация,
T: I’ve got a book. It’s called “Shunbrat, Finno – Ugrian!”
It was given me as a gift from the Head of our Republic – N.I. Merkushkin. This book is
dedicated to the I International Festival of Finno – Ugrian national cultures. As you know this
Festival was opened in July 2007 in Saransk. There were many different events there. And this
book has an interesting information about them.
Here you can see the pictures and find speeches of Presidents. Presidents say that it is
important to keep safe common traditions of Finno – Ugrian people and pass them over to
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I advice you to read book, watch the pictures and get some information from this book because
I find this book interesting and beautiful. And the pictures are very colorful and quality.
And now it’s time to come back to our town – Krasnoslobodsk. Listen to Dima’s report about
our town. (сообщение о городе Краснослободске(презентация, слайды55-57)
T: I’ve got another book. It’s called “Krasnaya Sloboda”.
It was given me as a gift from the Head of our district. This book is dedicated to
Krasnoslobodsk district. The book was printed in 2007 to the 80th anniversary of our district.
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