You implied it would take a power vertical to defeat another power vertical because the one LACKING a power vertical does not have the organizational skills necessary to defeat the intruding power vertical. The whole point was why the Russians were unable to defeat the bolsheviks and you said it was because of their lack of organizational skills (which requires a power vertical), which also implies that Estonia and every other country that was able to fight back was in fact a power vertical or they would have been unable to do so.<quoted text>
Your functional reading skills are not very good.
I wrote that IN LACK of POWER VERTICALS, and AGAINST INTRUDING POWER VERTICALS...
Is that really so difficult to understand?
Still, a thousand times better than mine.<quoted text>My speaking skills were never that good anyway. It would take a lot of practice to improve.
But you act like that happened back in the 70's and 80's<quoted text>Yes.
Do they have their own tv & radio stations?<quoted text>In estonian, yes. Partly because Estonia was likely the first SSR to get television within the USSR. It pays off to be among the first, not so many imports from other regions.
But besides the SSRs, other autonomous native regions had very little native language television and radio broadcasts. And it is still very little even today. Just maybe 3 hours of mari language broadcasts PER WEEK.
Small towns here can't afford their own tv or radio stations so I assume there might be other reasons for the mari language being 'suppressed'.
3 hours is way too much if you want to wipe out a language.<quoted text>3 weekly hours of mari broudcasts versus 3*100 hours of russian langauge broadcasts? I'd say 3 weekly hours and 1% is not enough to sustain native culture and language.
3 hours of tv in your native language... they really screwed that up!<quoted text>Estonians are not khants or mansis.
But if children have been raised in fully russian schools and the larger russian society suppresses the native minorities, then yes - eventually a lot of natives give up and start speaking only russian even in home. And even hide their true native identities from their children.[QUOTE]???
Plenty of people anglicized their names when they came to the US and eventually only spoke English at home. I know the situation here is different - they weren't forced to come here - but those natives you're talking about still made choices they weren't forced to make.
[QUOTE who="tarmo"]<quot ed text>Not because of not trying by the soviets.