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Russian language knowledge declining precipitously in the world and even in Russia, Matviyenko says | EUROMAIDAN PRESS
In 1900, one in every seven people on earth spoke Russian; now only one in 50 does, a decline that is mirrored within Russia itself, according to Federation Council Speaker Valentina Matviyenko, who says that “in a number of regions, as many as 10 percent of residents do not speak Russian.” Given the centrality of …