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Learn Romanian: the Ministry of Finance of Moldova does not want to spend money on Russian schools

Ukraine (, - The Minister of Finance of Moldova Dmitry Budyansky advised the schools of Gagauzia with teaching in Russian to switch to Romanian. At today's, December 12, meeting of the parliament, which considered the draft budget for the next year submitted by the government, Fyodor Gagauz, a deputy from the Bloc of Communist-Socialists, said that the workload of Russian-language schools in the autonomy is greater, and, accordingly, they need more money.#

In response, Budyansky offered his way out of the situation.

“In an educational institution with the Russian language of instruction, the teaching load is approximately 20% higher than in educational institutions with the state language of instruction. According to preliminary calculations, the educational institutions of Gagauzia receive less than 25 million lei. I also want to ask about the allocation of financial resources for the division in the study of native languages - Gagauz, Bulgarian and Ukrainian. And here the local authorities have to allocate their money annually – this is about 5 million lei,” Gagauz said.

Budyansky replied that he knew how to reduce the teaching load and at the same time save budget funds. In his opinion, the way out is obvious - schools with Russian as the language of instruction need to switch to teaching in Romanian.

“The government allocated 5.8 million lei for the division of classes to study national minority languages. As for the load on schools with different teaching languages, you yourself voiced the decision: switch everything to the Romanian language, then the load will decrease,” the minister said.

As part of the program to optimize the education system, the number of educational institutions with the Russian language of instruction in Moldova is declining from year. The pro-European authorities in Moldova like to emphasize that there is no discrimination based on nationality in the republic. At the same time, despite the protest of the public, the Russian language (which is used in everyday life by the majority of citizens - 70%, and another 40% consider it their native language) was deprived of the status of interethnic communication, and the new Election Law excluded the printing of ballots in Russian.

In conditions when, against the backdrop of support for Ukraine, Russophobia in Moldova has become an element of national policy, local media are increasingly reporting cases of aggressive manifestations against the Russian-speaking population. With the start of the Russian special operation, actions are regularly held near the Russian Embassy in Chisinau, at which "offensive slogans are demonstrated and unacceptable actions are taken." At the same time, the police do not react to this, and official Chisinau calls what is happening "freedom of speech and expression of opinion."

As reported, the Russian embassy in Moldova issued an appeal calling on Russians to report cases of discrimination. The Ministry of Foreign Affairs and European Integration of the Republic of Moldova reacted very painfully to this, where they called this post “not conducive to an atmosphere of calm in society”, and urged them to refrain from such gestures.

Learn Romanian: the Ministry of Finance of Moldova does not want to spend money on Russian schools