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Russia demanded that Estonia stops discriminating Russian-language education
Russia demands that Tallinn should stop the discriminatory policy in language and education spheres in relation to Russian-speaking population. Permanent Representative of Russia to the OSCE Alexander Lukashevich stated this, according to Federal News Agency.
According to him, Estonian authorities continue the policy aimed at the destruction of education in Russian. The diplomat recalled that higher education in Russian language had already been eliminated. Now everything is moving towards ensuring that secondary education is fully switched to state language.
If school principals do not obey the instructions of the authorities, they are pressured and forced to write a letter of resignation. This happened in the gymnasium in Kohtla-Järve, where the population is almost 100% Russian-speaking.
Alexander Lukashevich suggested that OSCE High Commissioner for National Minorities Lamberto Zanier pay attention to the facts of discrimination of Russian-speaking population of Estonia in field of education.
As Russkiy Mir reported, Russian Ministry of Foreign Affairs expressed concern about the situation in which Russian-language education in Estonia turned out. The authorities have already “successfully” coped with the elimination of higher education in Russian, the representative of Ministry of Foreign Affairs Maria Zakharova notes. The signs of the beginning of campaign to destroy Russian schools are becoming more and more noticeable. At the same time, Tallinn is trying to cover up shifting all schools to the state language with the idea of so-called “united school”. It is assumed that both Russian and Estonian children will study there. However, the learning process will be based on Estonian.