"One mustn't force to learn Kyrgyz language," the Chairman of the Supervisory Board of Leningrad Blockade Survivors Berat Kasmakhunov said today at a round table on "The Great Victory: why we allow fascism entering our houses?" in 24.kg news agency.
According to him, "it is needed to approach the process skillfully." "We won the World War II only because there was no such nationalism in Soviet times. We represented one nation. Patriotism and nationalism - it is very easy to go from one to another. Those who say "speak my language," make their life easier, in order not to learn other languages. This is nationalism," he said.
"Patriotism - is when you tear off from yourself and give back to others. Now youth is disoriented in education. It is said that good may be the only those who know the Kyrgyz language. It shouldn't be so," he added.