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No, the best hypothesis is a language originating between proto-Uralic and the Caucasus. And not just because influences of those, also because PIE roots for animals and certain trees limit its possible places or origin. So the steppe origins is independently derived from archaeology, language roots and language contacts. As we now have seen DNA supports that.
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i have one question. Is there a culture difference between proto-Uralic and original steppe people?

I think both of them were based upon siberian shamanism, especially sun.