Russia bans non-Cyrillic alphabets?

Johanna Laakso johanna.laakso at
Tue Nov 19 09:38:29 UTC 2002

Johanna Laakso wrote:
> the new amendment
> concerns "state languages", not "official/legally secured languages", and as
> Karelian and Veps do not have a state language status, they will not be
> affected.

Nor will their status as non-state languages - apparently not as long as
the amendment is in use and these languages use the latin alphabet, I

> But, of course, it is difficult not to see this as an example of terrifying
> national chauvinism and political silliness combined...

I couldn't agree more.


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