Tag: revival?

Irish Revival Stalls

Irish language fluency was a requirement for anyone appointed to civil service positions in the Republic of Ireland until the Language Freedom Movement in 1974, which required proficiency in either of the country's official languages (Irish or English). In 1985, a study commissioned by The Irish National Teachers' Organization found that the public was almost evenly divided on whether or not...

Russian Revival?

Since the collapse of the Soviet Union over 20 years ago, the importance of Russian as an international language has dwindled. However, over the last few months, there seems to have been a resurgence of interest in the language of Pushkin, perhaps as a consequence of the conflict in Ukraine where the Health Minister Alexander Kvitashvili has forced Prime...