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Tuesday 21.11.2017 | Name days: Andis, Zeltīte

Russian Foreign Minister slams EU

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Russia’s Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov

The European Union should be ashamed of the problem of Russian speakers’ non-citizenship in Latvia and Estonia, says Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov.

He was speaking during an annual meeting with the students and teachers of Moscow International Relations University.

“The retention of the institution of non-citizenship is inadmissible,” he added.

According to Lavrov, there are EU countries which try to defend Latvia and Estonia, reports Interfax.

“Therefore, they can imperturbably keep ignoring appeals by the Council of Europe, the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe and the UN to slash the number of non-citizens and abolish that shameful institution.”

Foreign Minister insists on the need to automatically grant citizenship rights to children who were born into the families of non-citizens.

The same applies to people of advanced age who find it difficult to learn a foreign language, he stresses.


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  1. Davis says:

    Russians are only two type of people Tugs like Putin or drunken s the 99% of Russians so the language is useless to the WORLD ,Russians need to live in Russia if they do not like their new countries laws.

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  2. Maedhros says:

    The same applies to people of advanced age who find it difficult to learn a foreign language, he stresses.

    They had plenty of time, Sergei. Those poor old people did live here for half a century, maybe they had to care a little more, don’t you think?

    And by the way, foreign language here is Russian, not Latvian.

    Maybe you and all the others could just stop breaking our balls with this useless rhetoric. I’m a non citizen too and I can assure you and everybody else that my condition does not entail any discrimination at all.

    The only minus is that I can’t play politics here, because of language difficulties. But if I would consider that important, I would just improve my Latvian and voila’….. problem resolved! It’s my choice. I don’t harass the rest of the world with endless, pathetic whining.

    GROW UP, товарищи!!!

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  3. Irinova says:

    Some Latvians are really pathetic .They do not realise in what country they are living nowdays. the difference is not in betwwen Latvians and Russians but between rich and poor. How long these stupid discussions will go on …

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  4. Tom says:

    I am from USA and I just cant believe that lativa descrimates against russian speakers, Its disgusting, surely this is a clever way to keep people in latvia, who work for peanuts and yet still pay taxes…..slave trade instantly springs to ones mind. Get a grip you latvian politicians I think its time you looked after your own people, language is simply just how one talks, actions speak louder. Grant these non latvian citizens their just rights and join the 21st century.

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  5. Lars Berhard says:

    Non whatO??

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  6. davis says:

    Tom go back to America or learn the history of Latvia

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  7. Tom says:

    Hey davis I still live in America, I did not say I live in a tiny no hope country like Lativa ….Thank God.

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    • Latvian says:

      Oh yes, thanks God you live in a Country under martial law, where a veteran can be arrested for exercising his right to free speech and a senior citizens can be jailed and tortured for selling raw milk, with SWAT teams raiding their farms.

      You’re so lucky, man!

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  8. Tom says:

    And by the way, that was aimed at the Latvian govenment in how it treats latvian and non latvian citizens. The country itself is beautiful and the everyday people of latvia are faultless.

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  9. Davis says:

    tom I am surprised that you would read about Latvia if it is a tiny no hope country where are you from Texas

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  10. Tom says:

    Arh yes, sorry I forgot …thats why 1/5 th of your population has left your country for a better life….what an idiot I am !

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