In Latvia Russian called “the language of the savages”
MOSCOW, February 17 — RIA Novosti. The Latvian banker ģirts Rungainis said that the Russian “is not a language of culture” and the capital “instead of taking savages need to suck people from Lithuania, Estonia, Finland and Scandinavia”.
This publication reports Dienas Bizness.
At the conference “External factors of development of Latvia” on Friday, the businessman called stop financing education in the Russian language.
“Russian language is not the language of science, nor the language of culture or language arts, except perhaps in the ballet,” said Rungainis.
Also, the banker expressed the view that the prosperity of the country must abandon the old forms of economy, “especially if they are connected with Russia.” In particular, he criticized the transit, “focused on low added value”.
In addition, Rungainis saw the problem of the Latvian economy in Riga, which, in his words, “not working”. To remedy the situation, the businessman offered to “suck” people from Lithuania, Estonia, Finland, Sweden, Norway and Denmark, not Russia, comparing its citizens with the “savages.”
Latvia is home to two million people, of which about 40% are Russian — speaking. In the Republic one state language — Latvian. Russian has the status of a foreign.