This chapter analyses the Vepsian language by focusing on Vepsian language use in the city. It examines Vepsian writing practices since this mode of the language prevails and satisfies a number of aims in a city such as Petrozavodsk. While having a standard language one can count, name different objects and miscellaneous things and not be inferior to anyone on any level. The standardization of Vepsian and the revival movement have been made possible thanks to specific legislative measures taken by the policy makers in the Republic of Karelia. Creating a written form of Vepsian served the purpose of raising their heritage language up to the level of Russian, so as not to be associated with ignorance and backwardness any longer. Many activists insist that the policy makers usually implement new legislation without consulting those with more expertise.