Russian Speakers in Lithuania Face Similar Problems to Those in Ukraine

Francis Hult francis.hult at utsa.edu
Mon Feb 15 16:51:52 UTC 2010


Georgian Daily

 

Russian Speakers in Lithuania Face Similar Problems to Those in Ukraine, Klaipeda Activist Says

 

Russian commentators have devoted enormous attention to the Russian-speaking communities in Estonia and Latvia, but they have largely ignored the Russian-speaking community in Lithuania not only because it is significantly smaller but also because Vilnius did not require Russians living there to do anything but ask for citizenship to obtain it. 

 

Now, however, it appears that at least some in Moscow may have decided to pay more attention to the Russian speakers of Lithuania because they believe either that the new Lithuanian government may be prepared to make concessions to this community that its predecessors were not or that they think Russians there could promote Moscow's interests.

 

Full story:

http://georgiandaily.com/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=17051&Itemid=132

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