Tag: non-Russian language

By Supporting Chechen across Russia, Grozny Challenges Moscow’s Language Policy — and with Moscow’s Money

June 17, 2015

Staunton, June 15 – Chechnya under Ramzan Kadyrov has challenged Moscow in many ways, but now it has taken on a new one. The center has discouraged the non-Russian republics from promoting the survival and use of their titular languages outside their borders. But now Chechnya is doing just that – and adding insult to […]

Non-Russian Language Education Being Decimated Under Putin

February 26, 2015

Staunton, February 25 – Between 2002 and 2010, the number of schools offering non-Russian language instruction has declined by more than 65 percent, and the number of pupils studying in these languages has declined by nearly 80 percent, according to Olga Artemenko, a senior scholar at the Education Ministry’s Federal Institute for the Development of […]