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    Russian language in Tallinn and Riga

    Hi,

    I'm aware that there are many Russian speakers in Tallinn and Riga. I would like to visit these cities but I don't know any Estonian or Latvian. Would it be acceptable if I spoke Russian to people in shops and restaurants, or would they have a negative reaction?

    Thanks.

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    Quote Originally Posted by kirby42 View Post
    Hi,

    I'm aware that there are many Russian speakers in Tallinn and Riga. I would like to visit these cities but I don't know any Estonian or Latvian. Would it be acceptable if I spoke Russian to people in shops and restaurants, or would they have a negative reaction?

    Thanks.
    They won`t murder you for that.

    But it`s easier to use english with those who are under 30.
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    Quote Originally Posted by kirby42 View Post
    Hi,

    I'm aware that there are many Russian speakers in Tallinn and Riga. I would like to visit these cities but I don't know any Estonian or Latvian. Would it be acceptable if I spoke Russian to people in shops and restaurants, or would they have a negative reaction?

    Thanks.
    Btw, in Riga the native Russian speakers are majority. They even elected ethnic Russian who is pro-Putin as a mayor.
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