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WorldAsiaIn Russia, they are determined to protect the language from excessive saturation with loanwords

In Russia, they are determined to protect the language from excessive saturation with loanwords

Store, Department, Home and other foreign words in the names of Krasnodar shops, cafes and restaurants will soon be gone. In the capital of Kuban, they decided to drop all foreign names. Kuban authorities forced entrepreneurs to translate their business into Russian.

“A sign in a foreign language or using transliteration or a sign in Russian has a big difference. In terms of what 100% of our population can read, understand the sign in Russian. And many, through ignorance and age, do not even understand what is written on these signs,” said chief architect of Krasnodar Artem Salamatin.

So far, the company has had until September 1. But many entrepreneurs are ready to change now.

“Everything will be in Russian. We will translate the site into Russian. We will change everything. With pleasure,” said businessman Hovhannes Hovhannisyan.

Words borrowed from foreign languages ​​became part of Russian centuries ago. Massively in our discourse they appeared in different significant historical periods. For example, the Mongol-Tatar invasion. And after the Patriotic War of 1812, a lot of Gallicisms appeared, that is, French words. However, in conversations, borrowings from English prevail.

“We started very actively using foreign words in areas where such activity was not seen before. It is first of all the public sphere. Social sphere. Where do a lot of foreign words come from, ”said Lyudmila Dudova, president of the Association of Teachers of Russian Literature and Language.

In Russia, they are now determined to protect the language from excessive borrowing. The country’s president, Vladimir Putin, recently signed a law “On mandatory compliance with the standards of the modern Russian language when using it as a state language.” What specific rules are we talking about? It’s not yet clear. They are compiled by a special government commission.

“The normative dictionary of the Russian language will be a single coherent complete edition, which will be formed on the basis of the dictionaries of the Russian language. Sensitive, spelling, ”explained Deputy Minister of Education of the Russian Federation Tatyana Vasilyeva.

Thus, foreign words should disappear as much as possible from all official documents. Additionally, civil servants should not use anglicisms and other loanwords in public speech and generally avoid them in their speech.

“There are many wonderful and beautiful words in the Russian language. But for some reason, instead of the word mentor, we say coach. Well, that doesn’t sound right. It seems to me that we need to get rid of these imposed words,” said Lyudmila Skakovskaya, deputy chairman of the Federation Council Committee for Science, Education and Culture.

This law, according to officials, should protect the Russian language from attacks from abroad, where they have long tried to cancel everything Russian. But now those feelings have intensified even further.

The Kyiv regime has long since declared war on our culture and heritage. Throughout the country, the monument to Alexander Sergeyevich Pushkin is being demolished, because it is he who is considered the creator of the modern literary Russian language.

And it was the language issue that became one of the main reasons for the bloody confrontation in eastern Ukraine in 2014. The people of Donbass then did not agree with the nationalists, they did not have not abandoned the Russian language.

“They use the term outsiders. All these years, when the Maidan happened, they engraved Russian in the Donbass, for them it is a symbol of connection. The Russian world causes hysteria. And what binds the Russian world? Russian language,” said political scientist Yuri Svetov.

Leaders of other neighboring states also say our language and culture need protection. At the autumn meeting of heads of CIS countries in Astana, President of Kazakhstan Kassym-Zhomart Tokayev called on his colleagues to create an organization to protect the Russian language.

“Our idea is to create an international organization in the image and likeness of the UN. Use the positive experience of La Francophonie. Headquartered in Paris,” said the President of the Republic of Kazakhstan, Kassym-Jomart Tokayev.

The Rossotrudnichestvo organization recently conducted its own study abroad, which showed that openly Russophobic feelings are present only among politicians. But ordinary people continue to voluntarily study our language and culture.

According to the UN, Russian is now spoken by 258 million people worldwide. It is one of the most popular in Eurasia and attempts to cancel our culture fail. Dostoyevsky, Pushkin and other Russian classics are also read abroad.

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