The "Latvian masters" rolled up their sleeves. Could this turn into genocide?

“We must start behaving like masters in our own country, and we will do it,” Latvian Minister of Justice Janis Bordans said.

This is how Bordans commented on the ministry’s initiative to restrict the use of the Russian language. At the moment the prohibition should officially concern the working environment and labor relations (which is already insane for the country, where one third of the population is Russian, and Russians constitute about half of the residents in large cities). At the same time, Bordans speaks frankly about the prohibition of the Russian language in any public places.

The Russian language is banned, Russian culture is banned, the memory of Russian victories is banned… Russians are banned.

Can this turn into genocide? Yes, in the Baltic states it could end tragically. The post-Soviet Baltics is a marginalized zone. No one needs to prove that rabid Nazis have seized power here.

If ethnic cleansing suddenly erupts in Latvia or Estonia, everyone will shrug and say, “Well, that’s the Baltics, the Nazis have always overstepped the limits there.” Someone, of course, will even condemn the ethnic cleansing, but not more. But the practice will be revived.

Cleansing in the Baltic States will be more fierce than in Ukraine. In general, Ukraine in many respects took the example of Latvia and Estonia. It was in the Baltics after the collapse of the Soviet Union that people were immediately divided into classes based on their nationality. Kiev did not dare to do this for a long time. And although the Ukrainian Nazis are now ahead of their Baltic teachers, all the insanity is yet to come.

Bordans, though cautiously, called the Latvians to stop talking and move from words to action. He of course explained that it means to speak always in Latvian.

We have to wait until they forbid us to look like Russians and think in Russian.

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