The new book offers children stories about Estonia, its history, culture, geography, and local folklore© RIA Novosti. Maask
A presentation of the first Russian-language child's primer published in Estonia was held on Thursday in Tallinn, the Estonian television reported.
Russian-speaking minorities constitute 25.6% of the country's current population and 58.6% of the native Estonian population is also able to speak Russian.
The Russian language was the second official language in Estonia during the Soviet era, but with the collapse of the Soviet Union Estonian went back to being the only state language in Estonia.
Before the release of the book, Russian-speaking children had to use the primers published in Russia, which introduced the Russian culture, history and geography.
The new book, on the contrary, offers children stories about Estonia, its history, culture, geography, and local folklore.
The Russian-language primer uses the same illustrations and structure as the Estonian one, but its content is mostly original, the TV report said.
TALLINN, May 28 (RIA Novosti)
Add to blog
You may place this material on your blog by copying the link.
Image Galleries: Russia Marks Strategic Missile Force Day
Infographics: First Russian Smartphone
Many in the West regard the Putin’s Russia with suspicion and see her as aggressive. Many elements of the new Russian idea seem to base on a pure rejection of Western liberalism. To be effective, Russia has to become more attractive – for her own people and foreigners, who share traditionalistic-conservative ideals. Russia’s new conservatism must be formulated in the form of “soft power”.