Students of Russian schools in Latvia along with members of the Latvian parliament faction For Human Rights in a United Latvia presented lemons to members of the Latvian parliament who voted for recent legislation requiring that 60% of upper class instruction be taught in Latvian. Rosbalt reports that the phrase 'enjoy the taste of reform' was written on each lemon in Latvian. The lemons were placed on the chair of each reform supporter before the opening session of the parliament. In February opponents of reform, including upper class members of Russian schools in Riga and other major cities in Latvia, conducted several mass demonstrations. Commenting on these protests, Latvian President Vaira Vike-Freidberga said using children to solve political questions was immoral. She said reform was being conducted in the interests of children who wish to earn a higher education in Latvia and find work. 40% of Latvian residents speak Russia.
After the incident with the shootdown of the Ilyushin Il-20 reconnaissance aircraft over the Mediterranean Sea, Russia will supply an S-300 anti-aircraft missile system to Syria
Indeed, how dare they run US-independent policy? They should have followed the example of the European Union that turned independent states of the Old World into US-ditto entities