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Expert fears referendum results could inspire Latvians too much

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Eizenija Aldermane

“We should treat the referendum results very carefully. Most importantly, we should stop criticizing each other just because we speak different languages,” says Eizenija Aldermane, Chairwoman of Riga City Council Education, Culture and Sports Committee.

She has also worked as the head of the Latvian Naturalisation Board.

Aldermane agrees that in the February 18 referendum on turning Russian into an official language there are neither winners nor losers. She compares the national vote to a large study that shows the situation with Latvian.

“I am most afraid of the possibility that Latvians could spread their wings too much,” she says.

In her view, no one has ever dealt with the integration issues in Latvia. “In fact, it has been mere simulation. Back then, when the integration program was adopted, the Cabinet argued over each and every sentence, even a single word.”

“Sometimes when I hear people saying that all those who voted for Russian should be expelled, I think maybe it is good that many do not understand Latvian,” she adds.

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  1. Davis says:

    In a free country citizens can spread their wings and, fly as well .Any politician who fears that the citizens of their own country could or would spread their wings, this politician does not belong in the country or in any government position.

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  2. Emils says:

    Latvia is not a free country .A free country respect the human rights but Latvia NO.

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  3. Nikita says:

    Could you please specify which human rights Latvia does not respect?

    Living here, your statement has made me worry.
    Or are you just performing your daily training as a clown?

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  4. Mumu says:

    To Emils – go and take a flying leap!

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  5. Emils says:

    Europe and international human rights organisations condem Latvia for the non respect of minority rights .That is a fact.

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    • Nikita says:

      It would be a fact if you would mention which organizations did condemn and why.

      In other words, you would not be a clown if you would state clearly which are the minorities’ human rights that Latvia does not respect.

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