The Carpatho-Rusyn Consortium of North America – an organization that represents the main Rusyn organizations in the North America – is running a worldwide campaign directed to Ukraine’s authorities. The appeal concerns support of schools of Rusyn language and culture.
Today, Ukraine remains the only state in the world, in which Rusyns live and which, although it has signed and ratified international agreements, as well as specified in their own laws Rusyn language as minority language – still does not support Rusyn education. So far it has been only functioning in some villages of the historical Subcarpathian Rus’, thanks to the financial help of non-governmental organizations and individual sponsorships. This situation suggests that Rusyns, as Ukraine’s citizens, do not have the same rights guaranteed by the law, as other minorities.
The Carpatho-Rusyn Consortium of North America asks to sign a petition that will be sent to the Ukrainian authorities and other institutions. Just click www.c-rcna.org, read and sign the appeal electronically. By doing this, we can help to make the Rusyns’ situation in Ukraine better. We can also help Ukraine to get on their intended democratic track.