Russian minority slow in learning Estonian

  • 2003-01-09
  • Aleksei Gunter
TALLINNMore than a decade after independence, attempts to get non-Estonians to speak the official language have been ineffective, and certain groups of Russian-speakers still do not care about having things done in Estonian, according to the survey Emor pollster released last week.According to the official census carried out in 2000, there are about 439,800 non-Estonians living in Estonia, which is almost 30 percent of the total population. Over 280,000 of these non-Estonians are 15 to 59 years old, and about 251,000 of them are employed or will have a job in the next two years. However, vi...
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