State Duma deputy Svetlana Zhurova reminded the authorities of Kyrgyzstan, who called for changing the Russian-language names of Bishkek districts, of the fate of Ukraine. About it informs radio station “Moscow speaking”.
Speaker of the Parliament of Kyrgyzstan Nurlanbek Shakiev called for the urgent renaming of four districts of Bishkek that have Russian-language names. We are talking about the Sverdlovsk, Pervomaisky, Oktyabrsky and Leninsky districts.
Shakiyev said that this must be done for the development of the state language in the country.
Zhurova, deputy head of the State Duma committee on international affairs, called it “the first small steps to eventually squeeze out the entire Russian language.”
According to the deputy, Russia is likely to ask Kyrgyzstan to refuse to rename the districts.
“Because it will undoubtedly violate the rights of the Russian people in Kyrgyzstan, many of whom live there. Our connection will thus be lost. And then the next stage – schools, and then another one, and it will be like in Georgia, when young people, unfortunately, practically do not speak Russian,” Zhurova said.
She noted that in Ukraine “it also began with this” – under the guise of protecting the state language.
The deputy suggested that the situation would be reported to Russian President Vladimir Putin and he would “make some remark” to his colleague from Kyrgyzstan Sadyr Zhaparov.