Visaginas group pushes for Russian language

  • 1999-10-14
VISAGINAS (BNS) - The Lithuanian People's Alliance has proposed that Russian be granted the status of local language in the eastern city of Visaginas to improve the psychological well-being of the local Russian community.Visaginas is mainly populated by the staff of the Ignalina nuclear power plant. Uniting the Russian-speaking community of the Baltic state, the LPA has 10 representatives in the Visaginas City Council and ranks second after the left-wing Lithuanian Democratic Labor Party in terms of influence.The LPA says that after Lithuania gave a go-ahead to a gradual closure of the nucl...
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