Tag: russian

Kazakhstan Spells Out Script Swap

Kazakhstan's President Nazarbayev has announced a timeline to switch the country's writing system over from the Cyrillic to the Latin script with full implementation occurring by 2025. According to the state-owned "Egemen Kazakhstan" newspaper, Nazarbayev...

Russian-Language Writer Wins Nobel

Svetlana Alexievich was awarded the 2015 Nobel Prize in Literature last month, and three countries claimed a piece of her success. Headlines across Eastern Europe called her a “representative of Russian literature,” a “writer...

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...

Russian Rumblings in Europe

The European Union (EU) is pushing forward with its plans to counter Russian propaganda by boosting support for independent media in “Eastern Neighborhood” countries and increasing awareness of “disinformation activities by external actors,” according...

Levi’s Book of Barnyard Animals / Russian

Levi's Book of Barnyard Animals Levi's Book of Barnyard Animals presents 21 different animals of the barnyard -- bull, cat, chicken, cow, dog, donkey, duck, fox, goat, goose, horse, mouse, owl, pig, rabbit, rat, rooster, sheep,...

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...

Syrian Offers Russian in All High Schools

The Syrian government has decided to make Russian classes available in all high schools. The plans follow a visit from Russian Deputy Prime Minister Dmitry Rogozin last month. The news, announced by Former Russian Prime...

Kiev Affords Russian Recognition but Denies Official Status

In a bid to appease separatists, Ukraine’s parliament has announced agreement on a so-called "Memorandum of Peace and Accord" which gives Russian language some recognition but not "official" status. The parliamentary decree actively recognizes and...

Ukraine Attempts to Appease Russian Speakers

Ukraine's de facto president and prime minister have today offered to strengthen the constitutional right to use the Russian language to try to defuse separatist movements. In a joint televised address, acting President Oleksander Turchinov...

Estonia Suppresses Russian

Moscow has accused the Estonian government of denying the rights of the Russian-speaking Estonian population in response to a rejected petition for four Russian-language high schools in Tallinn. Konstantin Dolgov, the Russian Foreign Ministry’s envoy for...
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