Tag: Belarusian language

Despite Lukashenko’s Claims, Belarusian Language Is Under Threat

April 4, 2015

Staunton, April 3 — Despite Alexander Lukashenko’s tilt away from Moscow and even his own use of his country’s national language on occasion, the situation of the Belarusian language is dire and is likely going to deteriorate further because of the failure of Minsk to live up to its own laws, according to the Frantsishak […]

Ukrainian Events ‘Belarusianizing’ Belarus, Kyiv Commentator Says

October 24, 2014

Staunton, October 21 – As a result of events in Ukraine, a Kyiv commentator says, “a large number” of Belarusians has “suddenly come to understand that to be a Russian speaker living outside of Russia is becoming dangerous,” given that Moscow will send “little green men” to “defend” them even without their asking. On an […]

Belarusian Wins Russian Language Olympiad with Talk on Belarusian Language

July 11, 2014

Staunton, July 10 – Yuliya Yemalyanovich, a Belarusian school girl from Baranovichi, has won an international Russian-language Olympiad in Moscow by talking about the Belarusian language in which she declared her commitment both to that language and to the nation which speaks it. She competed against representatives from the CIS, the Baltic countries, Georgia, Abkhazia […]