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"
Russia’s influence measures and propaganda [..] The results did, however, provide quantitative information on the representation of Latvia in Russian propaganda media, showing a long timestrategy to create a negative and hostile image of Latvia rather than a coordinated informative support to any particular political party. At the same time, it cannot be denied that … Continue reading "Constitution Protection Bureau annual public report 2018 (excerpt), 2019"
“Canada is strongly opposed to the glorification of Nazism and all forms of racism, racial discrimination, xenophobia, intolerance and extremism,” [..]. ”That is why we condemn the parade to commemorate the Latvian SS Brigade held in Latvia on March 16th.” [..] “We do not tolerate antisemitism of any form, at any time, or in any … Continue reading "Global Affairs Canada statement (excerpts), 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"
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"