Latvia phases out Russian language completely


Latvia has approved the translation of all national schools into Latvian. The decision was made in the final reading. The transition of schools to the state language of instruction is necessary, said the Prime Minister of Latvia, Maris Kuchinskis.

Now the bill stands for approval of the President of Latvia.

There are about 2 million people in Latvia – about 40% of them are Russian-speaking. The only state language is Latvian.

All schools will be taught entirely in Latvian by 2021. 


The poster in the photograph reads “We want to study in Russian.” Latvia is one of few countries in the world that has something called a “non-citizen”, which is a citizen without any rights, such as voting or receiving benefits. There are about 300,00 non-citizens, who were born there but simply did not learn Latvian after the collapse of the USSR. This is discrimination based on a number of human rights conventions, but the EU prefers not to notice it.

Source Vesti
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Blue Pilgrim
Blue Pilgrim
3 years ago

Russia is underpopulated and can easily absorb 800,000 Russian speaking immigrants from Latvia, where they can find good work.

Study says Latvia’s brain drain at 100,000 people since 2000

january 16, 13:20

Latvia has lost around 100,000 of its residents with higher education
to emigration between 2000 and 2016, University of Latvia professor
Mihails Hazans said in an interview with LNT commercial TV channel
January 16.

Mr. Costelol
Mr. Costelol
3 years ago

European human rights are not applicable for Orthodox Slavs, Serbs and Russians have the same rights as American indians – take a good look of what remains of the Sorbs of northern Europe.

3 years ago

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