Latvia

Santa Claus fined £50 for speaking Russian

by Ashley Gray on January 3, 2012

Father Christmas has been fined for speaking Russian in Latvia, amid a national debate about the Baltic nation’s mother tongue. A petition signed by more than 12 per cent of voters has forced a referendum on whether Russian should be recognised as an official state language, which the government opposes. Official figures show that almost […]

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