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Linguistic genocide in Latvia

Summary of Disinformation

There is an ongoing linguistic genocide against Russian speakers in Latvia, and it is moving towards an ethnic genocide as well.


There is no genocide of Russians in Latvia. The word genocide is frequently used in pro-Kremlin disinformation https://euvsdisinfo.eu/disinformation-cases/?text=genocide&disinfo_issue=&disinfo_language%5B%5D=rus&date=, but it seldom corresponds to the actual definition of a genocide http://www.un.org/en/genocideprevention/genocide.html

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Reported in: Issue 90
Date: 03.12.2017
Language: Russian
Country of Origin: Latvia, Russia
Reported by: East Stratcom Network
Keywords: Russian language, Genocide
Outlet where the disinformation appeared: "Itogi Nedeli" @NTV (29:31)
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