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7. International treaties: Did the country ratify any international treaty dealing with the protection of minorities?

Russia signed the Framework Convention for the Protection of National Minorities (February 28, 1996) and enacted on December 1, 1998.

Updated (May 2001)

On May 10, 2001 Russia signed the Council of Europe’s European Charter for Minority or Regional Languages (Strasbourg, 1992). This important step involves a change of attitude toward the protection of more than one hundred minority languages spoken in Russia. Great Russian linguistic diversity has been an object of many different seminars and meetings organized by the Council of Europe, aimed to grow the Russian Government’s awareness about