“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"

“Russian movies as target of language inquisition in Latvia”, summary and disproof, 2019

SUMMARY Russian movies have become the target of ‘language inquisition’ in Latvia. The movie theatre in Daugavpils was charged for showing movies in Russian language. DISPROOF According to the Latvian law, movies can be shown in the original language, but have to be subtitled or dubbed in Latvian. In practice, if the movie theatres can provide … Continue reading "“Russian movies as target of language inquisition in Latvia”, summary and disproof, 2019"

“Linguistic genocide in Latvia”: summary & disproof, 2017

SUMMARY There is an ongoing linguistic genocide against Russian speakers in Latvia, and it is moving towards an ethnic genocide as well. DISPROOF There is no genocide of Russians in Latvia. The word genocide is frequently used in pro-Kremlin disinformation euvsdisinfo.eu/disinformation-cases/?text=genocide&disinfo_issue=&disinfo_language%5B%5D=rus&date=, , but it seldom corresponds to the actual definition of a genocide www.un.org/en/genocideprevention/genocide.html, Document data: The Disinformation … Continue reading "“Linguistic genocide in Latvia”: summary & disproof, 2017"