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  • Dec 27, 2011
  • 10:32 AM

The adventures of the Russian language in Latvia

Vadim Trukhachev / Pravda
What are the chances of success of the referendum on giving the Russian language the official status? Let us look at the ethnic map of the country. Today Latvians make up nearly 60 percent of the population, and there are virtually no Russian speakers among them. However, Russian-Latvian residents are registered as Latvians. It is hard to say what their percentage is, but they may be voting "yes."

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