Daily Archives: 23.02.2010

Non-Russians Call for Restoring Minority Language Component in Schools

Inspired by the UN’s declaration of February 21 as International Native Language Day, some 100 scholars and activists met over the weekend in Chuvashia and demanded that Moscow reverse course and restore the non-Russian language component in the schools of the republics in the Russian Federation.

Three aspects of this meeting are worth noting. First, it is another indication of the way in which activists within the Russian Federation are affected by the actions of international organizations. Continue reading


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