Russian language to remain foreign in Armenia

Russian language to remain foreign in Armenia

Russian will remain a foreign language in Armenia, Armenia’s Education Minister Levon Mkrtchyan said.

"The only official language in Armenia is and will remain the Armenian language, since we are an independent, sovereign state,”the minister told TASS. “This is an axiomatic truth, all other languages are foreign.”

Mkrtchyan’s comments came in the wake of on an ongoing controversy after the Armenian Culture Ministry published its plan on September 11 to adopt a new policy that would improve Russian-language education in Armenian schools.

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