There will be no Russian schools in Latvia, says minister

  • 2014-01-29
  • From wire reports, RIGA

There will be no Russian Federation general education entities in Latvia, Education and Science Minister Ina Druviete emphasized during a meeting with Russian Ambassador to Latvia Alexander Veshnyakov today.

Minority education in Latvia is already at a good level, ensured by Latvia's education system, regulations and European Union standards, explained the minister.

"There is a Sunday school at the Russian Embassy and it is also possible to open schools specifically for the children of diplomats. There are more than 100 schools with minority education programs in Latvia," the minister pointed out.

As reported, Russia will not be able to fulfill its intention of setting up a Russian school system in Latvia, since it will not be able to receive all of the required licenses and permits, Druviete said in an interview on Latvian Radio last week.