Estonia Needs Russian-Language Secondary Schools, Says Minister ({{commentsTotal}})

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Education Minister Jaak Aaviksoo said that despite a requirement that all upper secondary schools must teaches predominantly in Estonian, the nation has room for a few completely Russian-language schools.

In an interview with the Russian-language publication Den za Dnjom, Aaviksoo said that Estonia needs an upper secondary school where the Russian language, literature and culture are taught partially or completely in Russian, in a similar way that one school in Tallinn is teaching German.

The minister said that any such school could based on an agreement between Estonia and Russia.