For the Native Language!

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For the Native language!
Leader Vladimir Linderman
Founded 2012
Headquarters Riga
Ideology Russian minority politics,
National Bolshevism,
Social democracy
Political position Far-left
Politics of Latvia
Political parties

For the Native language! (Russian: За родной язык!, Latvian: Par Dzimto Valodu!) is a political party in Latvia. The leader of the party is Vladimir Linderman.


In 2009 Latvian national-bolsheviks established political party 13 January Movement.[1][2] In 2011 Linderman was co-founder of an NGO called Native Language and initiated constitutional referendum in Latvia.[3][4][5] In 2011 13 January Movement joined forces with Osipovs Party. In July 16, 2012 The Register of Enterprises officially registered political party "For the Native Language!".[6][7]

Political positions[edit]

For the Native Language! supports increased role for Russian language in education and public administration. It also supports changes in Latvian citizenship so that it would be awarded to a large number of non-citizens.[8] Economically, "For the Native Language!" supports socialism.[9]

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