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The Guardian: Georgia renounces Russian language

2010-10-22 18:09

9158.jpegPro-Western government of Georgia tries to replace Russian language with English as the standard second language in Georgia of 21st century - The Guardian.

"English is now compulsory and Russian optional", the media highlights.

The Guardian also notes the dramatically different attitude to Russian among Georgians of various generations. "All Georgians over the age of 40 speak Russian fluently. Shopkeepers are happy to converse in Russian. The younger, educated generation, however, prefer English, and can even bridle if you attempt to talk to them in the language of Georgia's powerful northern neighbour and adversary".

"Georgia is now leading the retreat of Russian language in the post-Soviet Union," the newspaper notes, and adds that positions of Russian are very strong in post-Soviet space.

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