The Coordination Council of Russian Compatriots plan to apply for minority status for ethnic Russians living in Hungary.
"We submit an application to the Hungarian government soon," announced Tatiana Kern the President of the Russian Compatriots Coordination Council.
For Russians to be recognized as an ethnic minority is important because the minority status can help the preservation and dissemination of Russian language and culture said Kern adding that they've already started the legal proceedings.
According to current regulations, 12 nationalities and ethnic minorities are recognized by the law.
Although a significant number of other national minorities also live in the country, they haven't yet met the criteria for obtaining minority status, among them Russians, Arabs, Chinese, and Bunjevci.
(oroszvilag.hu – hungarianambiance.com)