Defenders of Russian schools of Latvia will spend in Riga the next protest

© RIA Novosti / Igor Taraborrelli in fotobounce to Riga. Archival photoDefenders of Russian schools of Latvia will spend in Riga the next protest© RIA Novosti / Igor Taraborrelli the image Bank

Another protest of defenders of Russian schools of Latvia will take place in Riga on Saturday, reported RIA Novosti in the headquarters, which organizes the event.

«On Saturday, 24 February from 12.00 to 14.00 on the Esplanade of the monument to Rainis in Riga held a rally dedicated to the 229th anniversary of the first Russian school in Latvia. We must firmly declare: «Russian school!» It’s our cultural heritage, the Foundation of our identity and guarantee the preservation of national traditions», — said in the headquarters.

The organizers invite you to participate in the promotion of parents with children.

«We invite students of Russian schools and all who care about education in their native language, regardless of age and nationality. During the rally, held a collection of signatures of parents under the appeal to the Seimas, the President of Latvia, as well as the UN, the EU and UNESCO on the preservation and development of Russian schools in Latvia!» — reported in the headquarters.

The diet of Latvia on Thursday approved the first reading of the transfer of schools of national minorities to the Latvian language of training. Translation begins on September 1, 2019 and will end on September 1, 2021. The Commission of the Saeima’s statements rejected a public initiative to support conservation in schools education in Russian and Latvian languages. The deputies explained its decision, in particular, the fact that the issue of language of education is considering another Commission on education, and she has already approved the bill on the transfer of schools to the Latvian language of training.

In Latvia live about 2 million people, of which about 40% are Russian — speaking. In the Republic one state language — Latvian. Russian has the status of a foreign.


1 Comment on "Defenders of Russian schools of Latvia will spend in Riga the next protest"

  1. Здесь очень плохой перевод на английский.

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