Disinfo: Russian, Ukrainian and Crimean Tatar languages have equal status and…


Russian, Ukrainian and Crimean Tatar languages have equal status and are used in public administration and studied in all schools and universities of the peninsula. // In Crimea, (as in all of Russia) there is no “black list” of banned movies, TV shows, books and artists from Ukraine.


Both Ukrainian and Crimean Tatar languages are under severe pressure. Practically all Ukrainian TV-channels have been switched off and replaced by Russian state-controlled broadcasting (bit.ly/1MwG9hV), . The EU has also reaffirmed its deep concern at the deterioration of the human rights situation in the Crimean peninsula, including the denial of freedom of expression, freedom of peaceful assembly, freedom of religion and belief, and the persecution of persons belonging to minorities, in particular the Crimean Tatars (bit.ly/1MdiecD), . // In November 2015 Russian police confiscated several "anti-Russian" and "extremist" publications from the Moscow Library of Ukrainian Literature and detained the library’s director Natalya Sharina.


  • Reported in: Issue 20
  • DATE OF PUBLICATION: 18/03/2016
  • Language/target audience: Russian
  • Country: Russia, Ukraine
  • Keywords: Crimean Tatars, Crimea
  • Outlet: rubaltic.ru
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