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Ukrainian language pushed out of Crimean schools

15 May 2014 1:15 PM | Anonymous

The Russian Education Ministry has announced that teachers of Ukrainian language and literature in Crimean schools will be retrained as teachers of Russian.  Not only is the main language of tuition changing at the Ukrainian Lyceum in Simferopol, but a Russian flag has now been raised over it. Even before its military intervention and annexation of the Crimea, Russia had long accused the Ukrainian authorities of violating the rights of Russian speakers.  Although Russian is the main language of communication in the Crimea and the European Charter of Regional or Minority Language did not find such infringements, Vladimir Putin claimed that Russia’s intervention was in response to calls for protection.    Human Rights In Ukraine.  Read More

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