Re: Fw: Karelian ASSR

From: Valeriy E. Ushakov (
Date: Fri Dec 27 2002 - 08:55:19 EST

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    On Fri, Dec 27, 2002 at 01:43:48 +0000, Anto'nio Martins-Tuva'lkin wrote:

    > due to the new language law of the Russian Federation that makes
    > Cyrillics compulsory for all the languages within the Federation.

    That's a very controversial law, but one correction is due
    nonetheless: "for all *state* languages".

    Constitution says that the republics shall have the right to institute
    their own state languages. This law puts a constraint on that right.
    My understanding is that if a republic wants to institute a state
    language that is not written in cyrillic, the decision must be made at
    a federal level.

    SY, Uwe

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