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Russia wants to build schools in Baltics

  • 2014-01-21
  • From wire reports, RIGA

Russia plans to open specialist Russian schools in the Baltic countries, its foreign minister has said.

Sergei Lavrov, Russian foreign minister said plans had already received the go-ahead from the government adding that Russia "will attempt to come to agreement not only with the Baltic States, but with other neighboring countries as well, where our nationals reside, setting up schools at our expense."

Lavrov also said that instruction in these schools would be based on Russian standards, expressing the wish that this school system would materialize as soon as possible. But he added that "not everything depends on the foreign ministry."

Minister of Foreign Affairs Edgars Rinkevics, speaking through his press secretary, said that Moscow's idea cannot be supported, as he fails to see the necessity.