“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"

FCNM Advisory Committee 3rd opinion on Latvia (excerpts on culture), 2018

II. ARTICLE-BY-ARTICLE FINDINGS (..) Article 5 of the Framework Convention Support for the preservation and development of the culture and identity of persons belonging to national minorities Recommendations from the two previous cycles of monitoring 60. The Advisory Committee called on the authorities to enhance their support for cultural activities and projects aimed at preserving … Continue reading "FCNM Advisory Committee 3rd opinion on Latvia (excerpts on culture), 2018"

Information on public financial support for projects on minorities (excerpts), 2010

(..) INFORMATION SUBMITTED BY LATVIA On December 27, 2002, the Cabinet of Ministers of the Republic of Latvia adopted Regulation No 612 establishing the Secretariat of the Special Assignments Minister for Social Integration (hereinafter – Secretariat).29 One of Secretariat’s tasks was to provide support for the work and activities of national minority organizations in Latvia … Continue reading "Information on public financial support for projects on minorities (excerpts), 2010"

ECRI 2nd report on Latvia (excerpt on culture), 2001

SECTION I: OVERVIEW OF THE SITUATION (..) B. Constitutional provisions and other basic provisions (..) Law on the Unrestricted Development and Right to Cultural Autonomy of Latvia’s National and Ethnic Groups 22. The 1991 Law “on the Unrestricted Development and Right to CulturalAutonomy of Latvia’s National and Ethnic Groups” reaffirms the guarantee of equal human … Continue reading "ECRI 2nd report on Latvia (excerpt on culture), 2001"

Late Soviet statistics on education and culture in Latvia (excerpts), 1988

[table above, on the right] DISTRIBUTION OF PRE-SCHOOLS BY LANGUAGE OF INSTRUCTION, as at end of 1987 Number of pre-schools Number of pupils, thsd. Total In urban areas In rural areas Total In urban areas In rural areas All pre-schools 1057 690 367 141.6 112.7 28.9 Among those, with the following language of instruction: Latvian … Continue reading "Late Soviet statistics on education and culture in Latvia (excerpts), 1988"