Russia marks International Sami People’s Day
Russia’s Murmansk region marks International Sami People’ Day on Monday, with a host of festivities expected there later in the day.
Sami are the Arctic indigenous people inhabiting the Kola Peninsula of Russia and the northern regions of neighboring countries.
The Kola Peninsula-based Sami people continue to make more efforts to preserve their mother tongue, develop national culture and expand ties with their compatriots from Norway, Sweden and Finland.
On Monday, a variety of music and sports events will be held on the Kola Peninsula which organizers said will help to better understand Sami people’s way of life.