A resident of Latvia Eric Daliba complained to the state language Centre for the concert of the famous Latvian composer Raimonds Pauls in Russian on the events dedicated to the anniversary of the city of Ludza, informs a portal Mixnews.lv.
“Raimonds Pauls held a solemn speech in honor of the 840th anniversary of Ludza Russian. We’ve come so far?” – with indignation Galiba wrote in his Twitter.
In celebration of the anniversary of the city held a concert of Raymond Pauls, on which the Maestro personally accompanied singers on the piano. In the second part, the composer took the microphone and gave a speech in two languages – Latvian and Russian.
Becoming Russian, he explained that the reason for this was his recent meeting with Russian singer Alla Pugacheva and her husband Maxim Galkin, where they “remember the youth, drank”. “They said Hello all,” – said Pauls, and then there was applause. “Why I say this, he continued the composer, Because the next number will always be associated with it (Pugacheva) execution”. He was referring to the famous song “Maestro”.
As noted by RIA “Novosti”, most of the residents of Ludza – Russian-speaking.
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It is noteworthy that the commenters under the post Eric Dalby drew his attention to the fact that Paul spoke both Russian and Latvian. “Yeah, said something in Latvian,” – admitted the author of the post. “But the fact that he was drinking with Pugacheva and Galkin, he said in Russian,” he said.
According to the Internet user, Pauls still believes the semi-Soviet Latvia. “The Pauls it seems that Latvia still part of the “friendly” USSR”, – he wrote with obvious reproach to the address of the composer.
The state language centre has not commented on the situation. He 81-year-old people’s artist of the USSR, former Minister of culture of Latvia also has not publicly responded to the complaint.
If the author hits the “Maestro”, “Antique clock”, “opening day” found guilty of violating the law on the state language, he faces a fine.
The state language centre of the fine residents of Latvia who do not use Latvian language in the public sphere or not well own it. In Latvia one state language – Latvian. Russian language in a country where nearly 40% of the Russian population is considered foreign.