YEREVAN: Armenia plans to increase teaching Russian in schools in a move that has sparked widespread concerns that Moscow’s influence is growing in the ex-Soviet state.
The education ministry has launched public discussion of the reform on the use of the Russian language, as the Caucasus country marks 26 years of independence from the former Soviet Union.
Learning Russian is already mandatory in Armenian primary schools.
But now the government wants Russian to be taught to an advanced level at a greater number of schools and for secondary schools to use both Armenian and Russian when teaching physics, maths and geography.
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