GarryB wrote:And in a forum like this, which is in English language but where the Russian people should feel in its home, to see the Russian language banned sounds weird, very weird.
No languages are banned on this forum.
My understanding regarding my chats to Vlad about the purpose of this forum is to offer information and information sharing about Russia to a western audience that bypasses the coloured lenses of the western media.
There might be speakers of many languages here but English is the forum language and so it must be included for all here to understand.
I understand the point, and I agree. I would not be able to write a word in Russian, but at same time, I see interesting things from sources in Russian using translators. You guys, the only English speakers, tend to feel a need to understand every word that everyone says, and is not always possible.
Would not be the goal better achieved with a more relaxed convivence between the English and the Russian? Surely Vlad would be right giving to his own language some room here, surely it would encourage to more Russians to take part. Surely not all the people is able to translate well their words to English, but have interesting things to say, that deserve to be translated. The presence of Russian speakers here opens the door to Russian sources, where maybe interesting to use translators.
When I come to this forum, I feel Im coming to the home of Russian people, and I was surprised about to see someone banned by speaking its own language in a forum where Russian people should be locals, while Basques, and all the rest, including the people from the only English countries should be the foreign visitants.