The only high school in Belarus to offer a full curriculum in the Belarusan language is set to close, under orders from the government to merge with a Russian-language school. … The Russian-dominated government in Moldova’s breakaway Transdniester province closed the last school with a full Romanian-Moldovan curriculum a week ago. … During summit talks with Kazakhstan in Moscow, Russia complained that ethnic Kazakhs are over-represented in the government and civil service and that Russian language use in schools and the mass media is “decreasing.” Kazakh President Nursultan Nazarbaev replied that Russian is the primary language of the media, higher education, and much of public life. … Russia’s Federation Council called for “severe measures, up to a trade embargo” to punish Latvia for alleged violations of the rights of Russian speakers.