discussing identity and minorities in estonian border
Discussing Identity and Minorities in an Estonian Border City. This is the first part of a transcript from a roundtable discussion on the subject of “being a minority in a small country”, held on 23rd March 2017 in Narva, Estonia during the launch for the magazine U19-Deep Baltic – a one-off Baltic-themed issue,...
Discussing Identity and Minorities in an Estonian Border City, Pt. 2. And in terms of statistics, 30% and 70% – these are just the statistics, and they actually doesn’t reflect reality; it doesn’t reflect reality, because it just draws a border. Someone just decided – “OK, this is where we draw the line.
Only 5,8% of total population are russians in Lithuania. Compared to Estonia (there is 25% of russian minority) and Latvia , number is very low. . 2. The border issue. Estonia. Estonia had hoped for the return of more than 2,000 square kilometers of territory, named Petseri County, annexed by Russia in 1945.
Estonian-language training is available, but some claim it is too costly. Representatives of ethnic Russians have commented that the language requirements are too difficult. As in Latvia the critical issue for minorities in Estonia is the naturalization of the large number (some 384,000 in the mid-1990s) of resident non-citizens.
The Russians of Estonia: Twenty Years After. Differences have arisen over time, demonstrated in attitudes toward the Estonian state and the Estonian people, and in terms of the ability to cope and adapt. According to a study conducted in 2011 by Marju Lauristin, a professor of sociology at the University of Tartu,...
In the Estonian cabinet, we will focus on issues pertaining to the promulgation of Estonian identity in the face of shrinking population size while maintaining equality and an environment free of discrimination for linguistic minorities.
Estonia chose to acquire Russian citizenship and thus avoided being stateless. By 2006, the percentage of stateless people in Estonia fell to 8%. 14 Th e estimate for 2008 was roughly the same.
Pure knowledge - one of the main social problems of Estonian Russians. This shows the very weak assimilative impact of Estonian culture and of the educational system on people living in monolingual (Russian) circumstances in industrial cities like Tallinn, Kohtla-Järve, Sillamäe and Narva.
Russian Minority Struggles In Post-Soviet Estonia. Estonia, a two-hour ferry ride south of Finland, has roughly 1.4 million people. Two-thirds are Estonian, people of European and Scandinavian descent. A quarter of the population is ethnic Russian.
Symbolic boundaries and national borders: The construction of an Estonian Russian identity Article in Nationalities Papers 33(3):333-344 · September 2005 with 20 Reads DOI: 10.1080/00905990500193196