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“Russian speaking Ukraine” expects strikes at schools

by Oleg Smirnov

KolesnichenkoThe “Russian speaking Ukraine” human rights movement will take part in the formation of strike committees in schools across Ukraine.

That is said in resolution approved by “Russian speaking Ukraine” on September, 26th at the movement conference in Kiev.

According to the “Russian speaking Ukraine” council chairman Vadim Kolesnichenko, such committees will unite parents of schoolchildren who consider pupils to have a right to be educated in Russian at Ukrainian schools.

Parents dispute the #461 order of Ukrainian ministry of education which implements bilingual education at school with basic Russian language. Since 2008, pupils have had to learn Geography, History of Ukraine and Mathematics in Ukrainian.

In 2011 the Ministry of Education will leave only the Ukrainian language for teaching those disciplines in Russian language-based schools of Ukraine.

The Constitution of Ukraine guarantees free use and protection of Russian language.

More: http://russ.com.ua

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  1. 30/09/2009 at 14:41

    Hi Oleg
    It is my experience that language cannot be legislated by government on to its peoples but should find its own level, for above all things it is of a ‘social’ making rather than political or any other discipline.
    Through history languages have come and gone along with the evolution of human kind, and so become part of the human journey.
    Water finds its own level, so does language, and people should be allowed to choose their 1st language.
    Norry Hughes Sevastopol

  2. 23/02/2010 at 22:53

    I believe that the Ukrainian government was trying to cut down on the use of the Russian language in schools and media, especially in ethnic Russian majority areas such as Sevastopol.

    When I was last there I was informed that the Russian language cannot even be used in courts.

    • 24/02/2010 at 14:05

      Yes, you are right. What’s more important you got the information personally inside Ukraine

  3. 30/12/2010 at 16:08

    I don’t think that it is right that people are forced to learn Ukrainian – a language that they many don’t speak!
    I watch X factor Ukraine also. The presenter speaks in Ukrainian, and most of the judges are Russian speakers, and reply to her in Russian. The country really needs to sort this problem, and be fair to its inhabitants. In the mainly russian-speaking areas, children should LEARN russian and their main language, and English. Learning English would be more useful than a useless language like Ukrainian

  1. 06/07/2010 at 15:35
  2. 08/10/2010 at 08:49

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