Tag: Russia

Scholar Self-Immolates Over Language Extinction

An academic activist, Albert Razin, died in Russia after setting himself on fire in a political protest about government policy surrounding his native Udmurt language. According to the Moscow Times, the man self-immolated outside the State Council building in Izhevsk, and held a banner that read, "If my language dies tomorrow then...

Russia Launches French TV

Russian state broadcaster RT is launching a French-language channel, months after being accused of spreading “deceitful propaganda” by French president Emmanuel Macron. RT already has a French-language website and a popular YouTube channel with videos dubbed or subtitled in French, but the launch of a TV network will see its...

EU Reacts to Russian Reporting

The European Union’s (EU's) foreign affairs department announced last month that it was launching a rapid-response team to counter what it considers biased Russian media reports.The unit, which will include ten Russian-speakers from EU member states, hopes to be fully operational by the end of September and will be part of the European External Action Service's (EEAS's) response to...