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The decision to switch educational instruction in Latvia’s schools for national minorities to the Latvian language is a violation of the European Union’s legal framework and resembles linguistic genocide, member of Russia’s State Duma (lower house) International Affairs Committee, Sergey Zheleznyak, told reporters on Monday.

Earlier in the day, Latvian Minister of Education and Science Karlis Sadurskis said the aforementioned move is necessary for forming a unified political nation.

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