Tag: Latin script

Will Mongolia Have the Courage to Scrap the Russian Alphabet?

December 18, 2014

Staunton, December 18 – Mongols live in three states, Mongolia, Buryatia within the borders of the Russian Federation, and Inner Mongolia within the borders of the Peoples Republic of China. They share many things in common including their language, but they are divided by alphabets imposed by outsiders. The Buryats are currently compelled to use […]

Latinization of Russian Street Signs Leading to Confusion or Worse

October 28, 2014

Staunton, October 28 – Russian officials are beginning to implement a law requiring that street signs be written in Latin script as well as Cyrillic by 2018, and the results so far in central Moscow are far from encouraging given that people now have to “Идти по ulicza, свернуть на street и выйти на ploshhad’,” […]