The Parliament of the Lugansk People’s Republic considered the LNR language law. Deputies of the People’s Council of the Republic decided to amend the LNR Constitution, which regulate the state language. After the law adopted by the People’s Council of the Lugansk People’s Republic, Russian becomes the only state language of the LPR.
The bill was introduced for consideration by the National Assembly of the LPR with the head of the republic Leonid Pasechnik.
The representative of the head of the LPR in the parliament of the republic, Nina Galan, noted that the Russian language plays a decisive role in the consolidation and cultural development of the LPR people.
Russian is one of the languages of the UN, UNESCO, and a number of other international organizations. It has the status of a world language and is used in almost all the former Soviet republics.
It is noted that recognition of the Russian language as the only state language does not detract from the right to use any other language in the LPR. Every resident of the LPR, on the basis of the Constitution, has the right to freely use his native language and the right to freely choose the language of communication, training and creativity.
Voting results on the bill: 42 deputies of the People’s Council - in favor, 1 abstained.
The adoption of the law will help strengthen integration processes between the LPR and the Russian Federation, protect and support the Russian language as the state language of the Lugansk People’s Republic, and increase and enrich the spiritual culture of the state.
Today it became known that by the decision of the Ministry of Education and Science of the LPR, the Ukrainian language was excluded from the basic part of the curriculum for schools of the republic.
Deputy Minister of Education and Science of the LPR Olga Zhdanova (cited Lugansk information center):
It (Ukrainian language) is no longer the subject that is included in the basic part of the curriculum. At present, parents will be offered either the study of the Ukrainian language in the amount of one hour per week in the part that is formed by the participants in the educational process. Parents were also given the choice to study their children in the Ukrainian language as an elective, which does not imply an assessment for studying this subject.