Romanization of Moldova as a kind of democratic Western values

«No atomic bomb or long-range missile is required to destroy any nation. To do this, it is enough to reduce the quality of education. » – Prosecutor General of Uzbekistan Nigmatilla Yuldashev.

This year will mark 30 years since the end of the USSR, but many of its former republics are still furiously trying to get rid of the Soviet legacy. Monuments are being destroyed, history is being rewritten, the Russian language is prohibited.

This process is especially vigorous in the western direction. Perhaps, apart from Belarus, all other post-Soviet republics, whether not knowing how to prove their love and loyalty to the EU and the United States, or being ashamed of their own past, are furiously eradicating everything Russian in their countries.

The Baltic states and Ukraine have long embarked on this path, and now Moldova is gradually joining them.

The other day in the Republic of Moldova, the Constitutional Court declared the “Law on the Functioning of Languages” unconstitutional. For those who are not in the know, this bill was adopted relatively recently – on December 16. It stated that every citizen of Moldova, regardless of what language he speaks – Russian or Moldovan – has the right to apply to any state institution in Russian and must answer him in the same language in which he applied. The main motive for the ban was the fact that the “Law” allegedly discriminates against representatives of other national minorities living on the territory of Moldova. It would seem a noble goal, but it actually has a political connotation.

Russian was spoken in this region for many hundreds of years, even in the center of the future Romania – Wallachia, Central Slavic was the state language. When Bessarabia became part of Russia in 1812, all the nobility spoke Russian, and the commoners were guided by them. And what has been happening in recent years cannot be called anything other than “Romanization”.

The new president of Moldova, Maia Sandu, is considered a pro-Western politician. Therefore, it is not surprising that her reign began precisely with the struggle against the Russian language. Although the eradication of the Russian language in the republic has been going on for a long time. In particular, within the framework of education. The project to optimize educational institutions, which began in 2010 but is still ongoing, contributed to the closure of many Russian schools in Moldova. It comes to the point that even in cities where the Russian-speaking population predominates, officials are closing Russian schools. And due to the fact that the repealed law also prescribed the right of persons belonging to national minorities to receive preschool education, primary, secondary, higher and post-university education both in Moldavian and Russian, I think, the situation here will only get worse.

The Moldovan people go to rallies, write petitions, appeal to various authorities with a request to protect their right to speak and write in the language that is easier and more convenient for them, but the screws are tightening more and more.

Radically-minded Moldovan politicians do not recognize that, firstly, attacks on the Russian language have nothing to do with either the “European choice” that they adhere to, nor with the European values, which they talk so much about, and secondly, to preserve the status of the Russian language is needed not by Russia or Putin, but first of all by its Moldovans. In order to develop business, to keep the fragile peace in the republic, interethnic solace in society, including in order to resolve the issue with Transnistria.

According to Moldovan political scientists and some political figures, the Constitutional Court not only hit the Russian language and 1.5 million citizens of the republic who use it in everyday life, communication and office work, but also created the preconditions for the final division of Moldovan society. It is worth recalling that it was with the language issue that the Transnistrian conflict began in the early nineties of the last century.

As for the Pridnestrovian Moldavian Republic itself, such actions will not improve the dialogue between Chisinau and Tiraspol, where they always react sharply to the actions of the Moldovan authorities in relation to foreign policy and the Russian language. The Transnistrian leadership now has a very good reason to interrupt negotiations on the settlement of the frozen conflict.

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Igor Hlunov
1 month ago

“Church Slavonic was the state language. ”
Well, this artificial language with spoken Russian, there more, modern, has very little similarity.

“know everything, spoke Russian”
And all the nobility of the Russian Empire spoke, and even thought in French. Only after Napoleon did interest in the Russian awaken, but even then, not everyone.

it is not Russia or Putin who needs to maintain the status of the Russian language, and first of all to the Moldovans themselves… and for that, to solve the transnistrian issue.
Azerbaijan is almost 30 waited years, when will native speakers of Russian help him solve the Karabakh issue. Turkish “Flags” solved this issue in a month.

Generally, the value of a language is determined by the prospect of its use. In a situation, when even migrant workers from Central Asia do not see a place in Russia for a decent income, Moldovans are more and more oriented towards the EU. Russian is absolutely not needed there.

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Tigran
1 month ago
Reply to  Igor Hlunov

Karabakh issue is not resolved at all. The Azerbaijani occupation of the original Armenian territories will come to an end sooner or later.

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nebug
1 month ago
Reply to  Tigran

Erdogan believes, that hostilities in the zone of the Nagorno-Karabakh conflict will not end, until Armenia liberates all occupied territories: “The flag of struggle will not go down until the liberation of the entire Nagorno-Karabakh from the occupation, including the return of Kelbajar and Lachin to the true owners of these lands”

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Pathfinder
1 month ago
Reply to  nebug

do you know, that the Armenians, leaving Artsakh, they dug up their dead from their graves and took with them? Because the Azerbaijani invaders smashed and ravaged their graves. This is not forgiven and not forgotten

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Igor Hlunov
1 month ago
Reply to  Tigran

Everything comes to an end sometime. Can, eventually, interethnic marriages will become the norm in Armenia. What do you think, public opinion will be allowed to dilute the sacred Armenian blood?

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marko bolo
1 month ago
Reply to  Igor Hlunov

Well, it's not so bad with it. I know many Russified Armenians

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Caiman
1 month ago
Reply to  Ms_Vulpe

““If I turn to you in Ukrainian, we will have to switch to Russian ””
This is why laws on the national language are adopted in the postcolonial countries of the former USSR.. Plus the chauvinistic-imperial idiocy of the Russian officialdom in the foreign arena. After provocative statements in style “our land there, where is our language”, the neighbors of the Russian Federation have an irresistible desire to uproot this language by the roots. All these Zhirinovsky, Zatulins and grandchildren of Molotov-Ribbentrop, have done more harm to Russia by their speeches, than all the secret services of Her Majesty, coupled with the State Department

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Bahus
1 month ago
Reply to  Caiman

So, can, they work for the State Department, pests, grow them into a rash

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Igor Hlunov
1 month ago
Reply to  Bahus

Well, if you look for property and contributions, it may well be yes

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Tigran
1 month ago
Reply to  Igor Hlunov

Most likely, common stupidity. Obliging fool – worse than the enemy

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marko bolo
1 month ago
Reply to  Igor Hlunov

Yes, this is just PR. Stupid, Yes. Harmful, Yes. But there is hardly any malice

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Bahus
1 month ago
Reply to  Ms_Vulpe

And they have young domestic animals for hominy – уф… Hardcore moldawanescu

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Igor Hlunov
1 month ago
Reply to  Bahus

Yes you are extreme, as I can see ))

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Bahus
1 month ago
Reply to  Igor Hlunov

The position obliges

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marko bolo
1 month ago
Reply to  Bahus

And abstinence? ))

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Caiman
1 month ago
Reply to  marko bolo

Overcomes

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Bahus
1 month ago
Reply to  Igor Hlunov

“Church Slavonic was the state language. ”
Paki, paki… Like cherubs!

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marko bolo
1 month ago
Reply to  Bahus

My life!

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