Tag: Russian Language

Can new educational reforms in Ukraine be seen as a tool for forced assimilation of national minorities?

UKRAINE’S NEW LANGUAGE PROBLEM Introduction The crisis in Ukraine has several aspects. One of the most important problems is the issue of language. The law “on education”, adopted in 2017, as well as the law “ensuring the functioning of the Ukrainian language as the state language“, adopted in 2019, actually introduced a ban on obtaining… Continue reading “Can new educational reforms in Ukraine be seen as a tool for forced assimilation of national minorities?”

Is the Latvian Government About to Settle the “Russian Issue”?

In Latvia, the Russian linguistic minority is faced with a choice — either accept the rules of the nationalist game or emigrate. On April 2, 2018, Latvian President Raimonds Vējonis signed amendments to the education law that would effectively put an end to all Russian-language schooling in the country by 2021. The law is aimed specifically against Russian schools, rather than… Continue reading “Is the Latvian Government About to Settle the “Russian Issue”?”