From information laundering to influence activities (excerpt), 2020

[..] Attacks on democracy at large The chapter about the Kremlin’s information influence activities uses Latvia’s case, where the country’s education system is transferring to the Latvian language in Russian language public schools where studying is currently split 60-40 between Latvian and Russian languages respectively. Obviously, the reform is not welcomed by some and thus … Continue reading "From information laundering to influence activities (excerpt), 2020"

“Being occupied as a privilege” (excerpt), 2020

[..] The dominating language in the USSR was Russian, and it was heavily promoted in schools and public life at the expense of local languages. [..] Document data: 24.06.2020. Link: https://euvsdisinfo.eu/being-occupied-as-a-privilege_baltic_states/ Publisher’s notes: as the data from Latvia itself show, Latvian was dominating in Latvia’s schools at the end of Soviet rule. Languages of smallers minorities … Continue reading "“Being occupied as a privilege” (excerpt), 2020"

“Russian people in the Baltic states are forced to speak the local languages”

SUMMARY It is not normal when in the Baltic States a large number of Russian people are called a minority and are forced to speak exclusively the local languages. DISPROOF A recurring pro-Kremlin disinformation narrative about discrimination of Russian language speakers in the Baltic States and Russophobia there. See most recent stories on the alleged suppression of Russian language … Continue reading "“Russian people in the Baltic states are forced to speak the local languages”"

“Latvia instigates linguistic genocide against Russian-speaking citizens”: summary & disproof, 2019

SUMMARY What is happening in Latvia with the Russian language is a manifestation of linguistic genocide against Russian-speaking citizens, more than 40% of the country. DISPROOF Recurring pro-Kremlin disinformation narrative about the discrimination of Russian speakers. According to the Central Statistical Bureau of Latvia, 25,2% of residents of Latvia are ethnic Russians, not 40% as … Continue reading "“Latvia instigates linguistic genocide against Russian-speaking citizens”: summary & disproof, 2019"

“Language police in Latvia is fighting the Russian language”: summary & disproof, 2019

SUMMARY The national media regulator of Latvia has temporarily suspended retranslation of the Russia 1 TV channel, at the same time when Russophobia is growing in the country. Language police in Latvia is fighting the Russian language. Latvian Russophobia has a particular angle against the Russian language. A language police is monitoring the use of … Continue reading "“Language police in Latvia is fighting the Russian language”: summary & disproof, 2019"