“The judgment passed by the Constitutional Court of the Republic of Moldova on January 21, by which the Russian language is deprived of the status of language of communication between ethnic groups, is a worrisome factor in the keeping of interethnic peace in the Moldovan state, which is a multinational one,” the Embassy of the Russian Federation in Chisinau stated after the CC declared the law on the functioning of languages on the territory of the Republic of Moldova unconstitutional, IPN reports.
The Embassy noted that alongside the official language of the Republic of Moldova, Russian is an indispensable element of the efficient communication, coexisting harmoniously with all the ethnic groups of the country – Moldovans, Ukrainians, Russians, Bulgarians, Gagauz people, Jews, Romanies, Poles.
“In such a context, the radical offenses to the administration of our country, the people of Russia and also to the Russian speakers in the Republic of Moldova look like blasphemy and abnormality. The reaction of the healthy Moldovan forces to the Russophobe actions can be understood. The consequences of the anti-Russian chauvinism of the end of the 1980s and the start of the 1990s are remembered well here,” runs the Russian Embassy’s statement.
On January 21, the Constitutional Court decided that the law on the functioning of languages on the territory of the Republic of Moldova is unconstitutional. The law was adopted by the votes of the MPs of the Party of Socialists and of the For Moldova Platform, which includes the MPs of the Shor Party, on December 16, 2020. The CC judgment says the Russian language is mentioned in the Constitution as an example and this does not offer this language in the Republic of Moldova a status different from that of other languages spoken in Moldova, such as Ukrainian, Gagauz, Bulgarian, etc.