For the Native Language!

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For the Native language!
Leader Vladimir Linderman
Founded 2012
Dissolved 2016
Headquarters Riga
Ideology Russian minority politics,
National Bolshevism
Political position Third position

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


In 2009, Latvian national-bolsheviks established the political party "The 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, the "13 January Movement" joined forces with Osipovs Party. On 16 July 2012, The Register of Enterprises officially registered the political party "For the Native Language!".[6][7] In February 2016, a court decision to dissolve the party was upheld.[8]

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.[9] Economically, "The 13 January Movement" supported socialism.[10]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ Зарегистрирована партия Линдермана "Движение 13 января" [Linderman's party "The 13 January Movement" has been registered]. (in Russian). 1 February 2010. Retrieved 28 February 2016. 
  2. ^ Линдерману удалось зарегистрировать партию [Linderman managed to register a party]. DELFI (in Russian). 1 February 2010. Retrieved 14 March 2016. 
  3. ^ Karina Pētersone (14 February 2012). "Latvia has been thrown into a pre-referendum debate in February". The Baltic Course. Retrieved 14 March 2016. 
  4. ^ Toms Rauhvargers (25 February 2012). "Latvians reject Russian as their second official language". Archived from the original on 5 May 2012. 
  5. ^ Karina Pētersone (19 February 2012). "Minority rights and national identity: debates on Russian language in Latvia". Retrieved 14 March 2016. 
  6. ^ В Латвии зарегистрировали партию "За родной язык!" [In Latvia the party "For the Native Language!" has been registered] (in Russian). 16 July 2012. Retrieved 14 March 2016. 
  7. ^ "Oficiāli reģistrēta Lindermana partija "Par dzimto valodu"" [Linderman's party "For the Mother Tongue" officially registered]. (in Latvian). 25 July 2012. Retrieved 14 March 2016. 
  8. ^ Māra Bergmane; Sabiedrība (28 February 2016). "Tiesa apmierinājusi KNAB pieteikumu izbeigt Lindermana partijas "Par dzimto valodu!" darbību" [Court has granted the application to terminate the CPCB Linderman party "For the Native Language!" from operating] (in Latvian). Retrieved 14 March 2016. 
  9. ^ Партия "За родной язык" готова на жесткое противостояние [Party "For the Native Language" is ready for tough opposition]. (in Russian). 27 May 2012. Retrieved 14 March 2016. 
  10. ^ Нацбол Линдерман создал в Латвии социалистическую партию [National Bolshevik Linderman has created a socialist party in Latvia]. (in Russian). 28 September 2009. Retrieved 28 February 2016.