Udmurt language not obligatory in Udmurtia

Natalya Sudarikova

Natalya Sudarikova

Head of Udmurt Republic State Council Standing Committee for Education, Culture and Youth Administration, Natalya Sudarikova claims an obligatory Udmurt language learning initiative unpromising.

An interest in the national language spark among Udmurt residents after a folk collective ‘Buranovskie Babushki’ the had taken part in the Eurovision song contest, claims the Head of Udmurt Republic State Council Standing Committee for Education, Culture and Youth Administration, Natalya Sudarikova.

‘Today young people speak, sing and chat in the Udmurt language. Who gave that impulse? Buranovskie Babushki. That’s strongly inherent in life, nuture, history. We need to welcome this and open possibilites to those showing their interest’, said the deputy during the press-conference on Thursday, January, 23.

She also stated that the obligatory Udmurt language learning initiative is unpromising. It’s the question of step-by-step adoption. ‘That can be experimental sites or learning in parallel. Me can’t ignore parents’ opinion and child opinion. No one ever succeed using top-down approach. It’s will only provoke rejection. That’ why we are surely going to address the interests of parents, children and native-speakers, claimed Ms. Sudarikova.
Meanwhile, the regional Ministry for National Policy registers a boom among those eager to take Udmurt language courses.

Alexey Shklyaev

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