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    I know many former USSR countries speak Russian as a 2 language or official for example Latvia.But how come Poland for example does not speak Russian?The older generation were taught in schools but it never took on after the fall of Communism in 1988 or 1989.
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    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Languages_of_Poland according to here 26% speak Russian unless ive read it wrong
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    Why don't* all people living in the UK proofread titles before posting a thread?
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    Poland wasn't in the USSR. Most ex-USSR counties don't speak Russian because their populations aren't Russian; even the USSR couldn't force millions of people to forget their native language. Russian certainly became an important second language throughout the Eastern Bloc, it was taught at schools and it was necessary to learn if you wanted to attend university but that was not enough to supplant local languages. Large numbers of ethnic Russians were relocated to the Baltics, Ukraine, Moldova and Central Asia which is why these countries still have considerable Russian-speaking minorities.
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    (Original post by Snufkin)
    Poland wasn't in the USSR. Most ex-USSR counties don't speak Russian because their populations aren't Russian; even the USSR couldn't force millions of people to forget their native language. Russian certainly became an important second language throughout the Eastern Bloc, it was taught at schools and it was necessary to learn if you wanted to attend university but that was not enough to supplant local languages. Large numbers of ethnic Russians were relocated to the Baltics, Ukraine, Moldova and Central Asia which is why these countries still have considerable Russian-speaking minorities.
    It was commuism though.
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    (Original post by jshep000)
    Cyka blyat kurwa idi nahuj
    I am not Russian and cannot speak but I am not stupid enough not to go on google translate and translate these rude words.You should swallow your own words what disgusting vocabulary you are using.
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    (Original post by Anonymous1502)
    I am not Russian and cannot speak but I am not stupid enough not to go on google translate and translate these rude words.You should swallow your own words what disgusting vocabulary you are using.
    Neither am I and that was various languages not just Russian.
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    Stalin loved his Georgian language ...
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    (Original post by Anonymous1502)
    It was commuism though.
    So is China (officially, at least). Communism is a political and economic ideology, not a language.
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    (Original post by Anonymous1502)
    I am not Russian and cannot speak but I am not stupid enough not to go on google translate and translate these rude words.You should swallow your own words what disgusting vocabulary you are using.
    Are you sure you're old enough to be on the internet?
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    (Original post by Anonymous1502)
    I am not Russian and cannot speak but I am not stupid enough not to go on google translate and translate these rude words.You should swallow your own words what disgusting vocabulary you are using.
    So you're not stupid enough not to actively seek out offence and then throw a tantrum. Congratulations; you'll be inducted into the Hall of Prudes in 10 working days.
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    (Original post by Anonymous1502)
    It was commuism though.
    Communism =/= Soviet =/= Russian
 
 
 
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