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Russian language may be prohibited in Kyrgyz parliament

2012-01-12 17:48

In Kyrgyzstan, member of parliament Nadira Narmatova proposed to impose ban on the speeches in Russian, which is official in the republic, in the building of parliament, RIA Novosti reported.

The debate on this issue unfolded in Kyrgyz society after at the parliamentary session the deputy from the party "Republic" Urulkan Amanbaeva abruptly pulled up the State Secretary Ministry of Finance of the Republic Dinara Shaydievu who answered the deputy's question in Russian. In this regard, Narmatova demanded that all the speakers spoke from the rostrum of the parliament only in the Kyrgyz language, which is the state.

"Let the apparatus (of the parliament) prepare documents for the meetings in the state language", she said.

Note that according to the Constitution of Kyrgyzstan, the Russian language has official status and has the same rights as the Kyrgyz state language. Moreover, in a multiethnic country, where representatives of more than 70 nations and nationalities live, the Russian is the language of interethnic communication.

Another deputy Irina Karamushkina noted that such proposals from the parliamentary rostrum may cause ethnic disorders in the country. "We do not need to take an example of the mono-ethnic states, we have our own history. And we should cherish what we've been strengthening and nurturing over the years and support each other. The fact that citizens speak in official language is their dignity, not the shortcoming", she stressed.

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