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  • Jan 11, 2012
  • 04:34 PM

Referendum to determine the status of Russian language in Latvia

The Voice of Russia
On February 19, Latvia will hold a nationwide referendum on whether to make Russian the country’s second official language. According to Latvia’s Central Election Commission, for the Russian language to acquire this status, more than one half of Latvia’s residents, which makes about 772 thousand people, must vote for it.

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