RIGA, Jan 31 â€“ RIA Novosti. The mayor of Riga nil Ushakov commented ironically launched by the state language Centre of Latvia the mobile application “Other language”, which should help identify instances of misuse of the Latvian language among the population.
“In Estonia, the government is introducing electronic residence permits and discusses the introduction of its own currency. Response of the Latvian government has not kept itself waiting. We have created the app, which you can use to complain about the violators of the law on state language,” wrote Ushakov in Facebook.
The official representative of Russian foreign Ministry Maria Zakharova called the “language Inquisition” launch in Latvia mobile application that allows you to report violations of linguistic norms, in particular the use of the Russian language.
According to her, Moscow hopes that authoritative international organizations will give its principled assessment “this provocative idea”.
In Latvia one state language â€” Latvian. Russian which is native for almost 40% of the population, has the status of foreign. Customer service all agencies should be conducted in the state language. For violations of the stipulated penalties.