Moscow changes school curricula of Crimean Tatar language on the peninsula

Source : 112 Ukraine

Since the annexation of Crimea, children are taught in Russian language even in Crimean Tatar schools, NGOs say
09:31, 5 February 2016

“Prosveshchenie”, Moscow’s publishing house, developed and published entirely new programs of school courses of Crimean Tatar language, press service of the self-proclaimed Crimean government reported (Radio Liberty).

“The education program allows the students to learn and increaser their knowledge and skills gradually and consistently”, reads the message.

The so-called Education Ministry of Crimea expects that the new curricula will become a kind of a desk companion not only for teachers in Crimea, but also for all categories of those studying Crimean Tatar language.   

The Majlis of the Crimean Tatar People and Crimean Tatar NGOs insist that since the annexation of Crimea, children are taught in Russian language even in Crimean Tatar schools; these schools don’t even have proper educational literature.

Russia organized the so-called referendum in Crimea in March 2014. According to its results, almost 97 percent of voters supported Crimea’s “reintegration” with Russia. Though the poll was considered illegal and was not recognized by the international community, the Russian Parliament ratified the respective agreement. The Ukrainian Parliament ruled that on February 20, 2014, Russia officially started occupation of the peninsula.

Leading Western countries imposed sanctions on Russia for its illegal annexation of Ukrainian Crimea. The Kremlin denies the fact of occupation, saying it was a step to restore historical justice. 

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