Russian officials have long operated on the assumption that if they can force non-Russians in their country to use Russian rather than their native national languages, such Russian-speaking non-Russians are well on their way to complete assimilation by the Russian nation. That is why Moscow has used so many carrots and sticks to get non-Russians…

via Warning to Kremlin: Its non-Russians likely to become the Irish of the 21st century — Euromaidan Press

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