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Hearts and Minds

As the Russian army proceeds with its invasion of Ukraine, our natural inclination to defend the weaker, younger, more democratic nation against its aggressive, giant, authoritarian neighbor is suppressed by the fear that any...
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Russian Newspaper Defiantly Publishes in Ukrainian

Russian newspaper editor, Dmitry Muratov who won the Nobel Peace Prize last year, is publishing Friday's edition in Ukrainian as a show of solidarity against Putin's invasion. The editor-in-chief of Moscow-based newspaper Novaya Gazeta spoke defiantly...

What Does It Mean to Ask ‘How Does Ukrainian Compare with Russian?’

To ask “How does Ukrainian compare to Russian?” is to admit that you’ve heard of Russian but didn’t realize that Ukrainian was even a language. It is not your own fault, it’s a consequence...
Parliament of Moldova in Chisinau. Chisinau, Moldova.

Moldova to Relax Restrictions on Russian

Andrew Warner reports on moves to bolster the status of the Russian language in Moldova Parliament of Moldova in Chisinau. Chisinau, Moldova. The outgoing president of Moldova, Igor Dodon is expected to sign a bill to...

Russia Criticizes Uzbek Language Policy

The Russian Foreign Ministry said this month that supporters of the Uzbekistan government’s plan to enforce the use of Uzbek in the civil service were “obviously in the minority.” Moscow also urged that the former...

Ukrainian President-Elect Unlikely to Lift Russian Status

After actor and comedian Volodymyr Zelensky's landslide victory in Ukraine’s presidential elections, his campaign spokesperson, Dmytro Razumkov, said that the only official language in Ukraine is Ukrainian, according to the news outlet, Ukrainian Pravda....

A Second Language for Every Student

Lisa A. Frumkes explains why bilingualism is more relevant than ever. In today’s increasingly global and connected world, I interact every day with colleagues from different cultures who speak a wide array of languages. Achieving...

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...

Latvia Drops Russian High Schools

Last month, the Latvian Parliament (Saeima) passed amendments to its education laws according to which ethnic-minority schools will have to transition to Latvian-only secondary education in the 2019/2020 academic year. In passing the amendments,...

Celebrate World Teachers’ Day

Teaching in Freedom, Empowering Teachers Held annually on October 5 since 1994, World Teachers’ Day commemorates the anniversary of the signing of the 1966 UNESCO/ILO Recommendation concerning the Status of Teachers, which celebrated its 50th...
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