April 10th, 2017 – Fort Russ News –
Alla Podtinnaya, a deputy in the parliament of the Lugansk People’s Republic (LNR) has stated that increasingly, parents from territories controlled by the Kiev regime are sending their children to the LNR, in order for them to attend Russian speaking schools and be proficient in the Russian language. [video]
The recently enacted “programme for the reunification the people of Donbass” has allowed children living in the former Lugansk region, to study for free in the LNR.
“I am a Director in a high school and I have noted an increasing tendency for parents to rent apartments in the LNR for their children, so that they could study in our schools. They would like for them to receive diplomas from our schools, and for them to know the Russian language. There is a problem on the other side – a sense of being hidden from Russia – parents don’t like this. They come here and they see that our students have the chance to participate in various initiatives and competitions in the Russian Federation, where students can reach their heights in sport or in the arts” – said Podtinnaya.
Moreover, she added, it is not only students who are showing an interest in LNR schools, but also teachers.
“We all used to work together. The connections of teachers among one another are not lost. Even now, our teachers upload their lessons online, and those teachers on the other side download them, and are sometimes successful in presenting them to the students.” – said Podtinnaya.
Ed: Ever since the beginning of the Ukrainian conflict, the Kiev regime has cracked down on most avenues of Russian language and culture being taught, outside of the Eastern regions. Being the second, and often the first language, of the majority of Ukrainian citizens, this is in contravention to basic principles of international human rights and ‘European values.’