Tuesday, March 9, 2021
KBR Leaders Now Recognize Loss of Non-Russian Languages will Mean Loss of Republic Status, Khakuasheva Says
Staunton, March 7 – The Kremlin’s attacks on non-Russian languages have led to an upsurge of activism among the intelligentsias of the non-Russian republics, Madina Khakuasheva says; and these activists are gaining a new ally: republic officials who recognize that if the non-Russian languages disappear so too will the republics they serve.
The senior researcher at the Kabardino-Balkar Institute for Research on the Humanities and a leading Circassian commentator on cultural and linguistic issues, says that the emergence of this informal alliance gives hope that Moscow’s Russianization campaign can be countered more effectively than in the past (zapravakbr.ru/index.php/30-uncategorised/1643-za-rodnye-yazyki). Read more