Belarus has planned the de-Russification of television

Belarus has planned the de-Russification of television

The head of the presidential administration of Belarus Natalia Kochanova told about the plans to introduce quotas for the Belarusian language on television. Her words “Interfax”.

At the meeting with the staff of the Belaruskali Kochanova said that it is planned to provide at least one third of the content of TV channels of the Republic in the Belarusian language.

In addition, the head of the presidential administration, commented on the issue of Belarusian-Russian relations. “Belarus is a peace-loving state. Special close relationship Belarus has with our main partner — Russia. The Russians are our brothers”, — said Kochanov.

Russian language in Belarus is one of the two state. This status he got after the last 1995 referendum. Then for making Russian language a state status voted 83.3% of the population. According to the last census held in the country in 2009, 70 percent of the population identified by the home language Russian, Belarusian and 23%.