Latvia: Thousands stage protest in Riga to keep Russian language in schools

Thousands of protesters marched through the streets of Riga, Latvia, on Thursday, in a bid to keep Russian taught to students in ethnic minority schools. Almost 40 per cent of the Latvian population speaks Russian as their first language and were outraged by the Ministry of Education and Science's attempts to phase out the language. Presently the Latvian government officialy recognises... Еще Russian as a 'foreign' language.

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