Tag: bilingualism

To Build a Russian Nation State, Moscow Returning To Tsarist Russification Policies

June 11, 2015

Staunton, June 11 – The reduction in the role of non-Russian languages and their being driven out of many public spaces even in their homelands is “no accident and no indication that a multi-lingual society cannot be built but rather evidence of the existence of an intentional state policy for building a Russian nation state,” […]

Russia This Week: 26,000 Protest War in Ukraine at Moscow Peace March (September 15-21)

September 21, 2014

Updated Daily. This week’s issue: – Further Peace March Arrests: 7 in St. Petersburg; 2 in Yekaterinburg; 2 in Barnaul – Peace March of 26,000 in Moscow Finishes Without Incident; A Few Arrests Reported – At Least 10,000 in Peace March in Moscow – AP – 5,000 March in St. Petersburg Despite Ban – ‘If […]

Internet Helping to Save Non-Russian Languages But Hurting Russian

May 5, 2014

Staunton, May 5 – Because Russian is the Russian Federation’s state language, because educational examinations are given only in Russian, and because Russian is the most widely used language in that country, many non-Russian parents want their children to study in Russian rather than in their native language. At the same time, many non-Russians are […]