“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"

“The only Russian language daily newspaper in the EU” (excerpts), 2017

Segodnya: the only Russian-language daily newspaper in the European Union (their own claim) is published in Latvia. The newspaper has a 100K readership. Before the European Parliament elections in 2014, the newspaper suddenly started to publish lengthy pay-wall free op-eds by one of the candidates, the openly pro-Kremlin MEP Tatjana Zdanoka, in which she criticised the Latvian … Continue reading "“The only Russian language daily newspaper in the EU” (excerpts), 2017"

“The Baltic countries are developing apartheid regimes, discriminating ethnic Russians” summary & disproof, 2016

SUMMARY The Baltic countries are developing apartheid regimes, like South African, in order to discriminate against ethnic Russians there under the guise of European values. DISPROOF There is no apartheid system in any of the Baltic states. The Estonian Government [..] The number of people with undetermined citizenship (grey passports) in Estonia is gradually decreasing: … Continue reading "“The Baltic countries are developing apartheid regimes, discriminating ethnic Russians” summary & disproof, 2016"