Tag: Latvia

Latvian government wants to settle the “Russian issue” as soon as possible

On April 2, 2018, Latvian President Raymond Vejonis signed amendments to the Law on Education, which would effectively destroy all Russian schools by 2021. This is a law aimed specifically against Russian schools, rather than against national minority schools, as it does not affect schools with EU languages of education. Even Russian-language private schools are… Continue reading “Latvian government wants to settle the “Russian issue” as soon as possible”

Why Is Russia Not Stepping In to Protect its Compatriots Abroad?

By dismissing the possibility of sanctions against countries that adopted discriminatory measures against their Russian-speaking minorities, Putin essentially rejected aggressive foreign policy.  On June 7, 2018, Vladimir Putin confirmed on live television that Russia does not intend to enact economic and political sanctions against Latvia in response to its elimination of Russian-speaking schools, making clear… Continue reading “Why Is Russia Not Stepping In to Protect its Compatriots Abroad?”