Government drags feet on citizenship

  • 1999-01-21
  • Anastasia Styopina
RIGA - Natalija Artjuh is Russian, but she wants her 4-year-old son to grow up speaking Latvian. She sends him to a Latvian-language kindergarten and wants him to have the Latvian citizenship she lacks."I don't want my son to be a second-class person," said Artjuh, who intends to request citizenship for her boy as soon as it will be possible. "Citizens have more opportunities, and I want him to be a citizen so he could get a good education, a good job and feel comfortable in Latvia."But Artjuh and other like-minded parents cannot demand citizenship for their children just yet. Although Latv...
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