“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"

EP Culture and education committee letter to Latvia, 2019

Committee on Culture and Education The Chair D 303450 01.03.2019 Mr Krišjānis Kariņš Prime Minister of the Republic of Latvia Brīvības bulvāris 36, Rīga LV-1520 IPOL-COM-CULT D (2019) 8190 Honourable Mr. Prime Minister The European Parliament received several petitions reporting on the changes introduced by your Government to the Education Law and Law on the … Continue reading "EP Culture and education committee letter to Latvia, 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"