Occupiers of the "DNR" strongly "recommend" local small businesses to make signboards in Russian and decorate the facades of offices with the "DNR" symbols. This is said on the "official" website of the occupation "authorities" of Makiivka.
In the message, the occupiers urge entrepreneurs to place information signs with the names of sales outlets, foodservices and consumer services facilities only in the "state language of the DNR".
In addition, "they ask to consider the possibility of decorating the lighting of facades and signboards of retail facilities in the colors of the tricolor of state symbols".
The occupiers explain their "recommendations" with the aim of promoting the state ideology and forming a high patriotic consciousness in civil society… and taking into account that… the state language of the Donetsk People's Republic is Russian".