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International Day of the Russian Language

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Russian Language Day is considered in Russia to be an important culturological, historical and national holiday. But not only in the Russian Federation celebrate this day. Perhaps, there is not a single country in the world on every continent where our great writers, philosophers, artists and scientists, who over the centuries have created the world fame of Russian literature and Russian culture with their brilliant works, have not been read or do not know. It is no coincidence that the day for the holiday was chosen. It was on June 6 that our greatest poet was born, who laid the foundations of modern Russian literature - Alexander Sergeevich Pushkin.


Quite curious and symbolic is the history of the origin of this holiday date.

The Day of Defense of the Russian Language on June 6 was first celebrated in 1996 by the Russian community of the then Ukrainian Crimea, which during its existence made a huge contribution to the development of the Russian movement both on the peninsula and throughout Ukraine. On the initiative of the social movement of Crimeans, in 2007, on the same day, the International Festival of Russian, Slavic Culture "The Great Russian Word" began to be held, the participants of which have traditionally been congratulated by the President of the Russian Federation for many years.

In the same year, on December 26, the initiative to establish the Day of the Russian Language was first put forward by the author of the project “Russian Wordplay” Ivan Klimenko on the pages of the Parliamentary Newspaper. But at that time, his idea did not find official support from the Russian authorities.

The official celebration of the Day of the Russian Language acquired international status almost a year earlier than the holiday was legally approved in the Russian Federation. At a meeting of the Department of Public Information of the UN Secretariat on February 20, 2010, on the eve of International Mother Language Day, within the framework of the program for the development of multilingualism and the preservation of cultural diversity, it was decided to hold the Day of the Russian language as one of the official languages ​​of the UN.

And only in the following year, 2011, on June 6, the decree on the annual celebration of the Day of the Russian Language in Russia was signed by the then President of the Russian Federation Dmitry Medvedev.

It turns out that the Day of Russian Literature first became a holiday, albeit at the level of a festival, in Ukraine, then acquired an international status and only after that received an official status in Russia. However, such a collision does not in the least detract from the importance of the Russian language, but rather speaks of its significance and weight as a unifying cultural force far beyond the borders of the Russian state.

Some more statistics confirming the importance of our language throughout the world.

In terms of the number of speakers, the Russian language ranks sixth in the world, and eighth in terms of prevalence. More symbolically, in terms of use on the World Wide Web, the Russian language occupies an honorable second place, second only to English. By the number of translated literary works, the Russian language ranks seventh in the world. And, which confirms the high interest in Russian literature and culture, among the languages ​​from which they are most often translated, Russian is in fourth place.

Russian is included in the list of six official UN languages ​​along with English, Spanish, Arabic, Chinese and French. Also, Russian is the official or working language in a number of other major international organizations - the Shanghai Cooperation Organization (SCO), the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe (OSCE), the Commonwealth of Independent States (CIS), the Common Economic Space (CES), the Treaty Organization on Collective Security Council (CSTO), the Antarctic Treaty Secretariat (ATS), etc.

Events dedicated to the Day of the Russian Language are held all over the world. Since 2015, the annual book festival "Red Square" has been held in the capital of the Russian Federation. This year it is also being held in Moscow from 3 to 6 June.

In recent years, Russia has been under unprecedented pressure in some Western countries, including in the sphere of culture and our literature. We all know about the actual ban on the Russian language in Ukraine, discrimination against Russian speakers in the former Soviet Baltic republics. After the start of the special operation in Ukraine, Russophobic sentiments in the EU countries reached their apogee. They are trying to “cancel” Russia not only in politics and economics, but also in culture and art. Historical facts related to our people are being rewritten, monuments are being destroyed, works of the classics of Russian literature are being banned.

In fact, the anti-Russian movement in the West has become mainstream, comparable only to medieval religious obscurantism. But such opposition to everything Russian, solely on the grounds of belonging, only strengthens the resistance of our compatriots and just like-minded people, regardless of ethnic and linguistic affiliation, throughout the world.

The Russian language, culture, history cannot be simply wiped out from the world heritage. And today, on the International Day of the Russian Language, we are even more proud of the successes of our compatriots, all sane people who understand that without Russia, our literature, and art, world culture becomes simply inferior.

The editors of the Military Review heartily congratulate everyone who appreciates Russian literature and understands the importance of supporting the Russian language as an element of not only Russian, but also world culture, on a wonderful holiday - Russian Language Day!
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  1. Corrosion inhibitor
    Corrosion inhibitor 6 June 2022 04: 26
    +9
    Not for nothing, namely, Alexander Sergeevich Pushkin is depicted at the beginning of the article. The author of the modern Russian language is precisely this poet.
    We are very lucky. Our language was created by talented poets. Maybe that's why we are still alive primarily spiritually. ... Practically, the pun turned out, albeit not very funny. smile
    Everyone who speaks and thinks in Russian - Happy Holidays!
    Children - learn better at school, especially in Russian!
    Adults - remember the letter "yo" not only at critical moments! )) Do not confuse it with the letter "e". And in general, check spelling if possible - children take an example from us.
    The power and beauty of a word is manifested precisely when it is written correctly and said to the point.
    1. stirrer
      stirrer 6 June 2022 10: 28
      -1
      Alexander Sergeevich would be very surprised if he knew that he was also the author of the modern Russian language. You are probably familiar with Pushkin's biography from the school curriculum, but meanwhile, Pushkin, as a real creative person, was very controversial characters and was not even close to being an example to follow. An interesting fact is that biographers count at least twenty duels in Pushkin's life, most of which ended in reconciliation, thanks to Pushkin's friends. And in most duels, Pushkin himself was the initiator in view of his quick temper, he created quite a few problems for people who tried to sincerely help him, plus he was a “gamer” and owed a huge amount by the time of his death.
      1. Corrosion inhibitor
        Corrosion inhibitor 6 June 2022 11: 19
        -2
        I am not familiar with your biography yet, but I already guess what I might encounter, or rather, with whom. Rest assured, I have enough education for this and for the previous comment.
        Everything else is exactly as stated.
  2. 1976AG
    1976AG 6 June 2022 04: 45
    +14
    You can talk as much as you like about the importance of the Russian language, but if there is no support for it at the state level, then all this will be nothing more than shaking the air. Let's see how many foreign words have become entrenched in our everyday life as working specialties. You look at the list of vacancies and you can’t understand who exactly the employer needs. All sorts of clearings, leasing, merchandisers ... Forgive me, Lord! The tongue can be broken, but in fact it turns out to be just cleaners and others like them. What can I say, volunteers!!! And, excuse me, why is the word "Volunteers" bad? Or is it just a matter of fashion? After all, the essence is the same. Thus, while voicing support for the Russian language at the state level, it is discriminated against at the everyday level. But it cannot be otherwise, since our managers, who study according to foreign methods and train abroad, simply have no idea that we have Russian analogues of their foreign definitions. Isn't it time, in connection with the current situation, to carry out import substitution not only in the manufacturing sector, but also in the linguistic one?
    1. ycuce234-san
      ycuce234-san 6 June 2022 06: 11
      +3
      Quote: 1976AG
      The tongue can be broken, but in fact it turns out to be just cleaners and others like them.


      Here, the online dictionary of Old Church Slavonic suggests that, in Old Church Slavonic, the janitor-cleaner-cleaner will be written in job advertisements as "Grid for virginity tasks." Congratulations, however.

      virginity,-an.(17)[nine(!)Supr(2)]

      παρθενία|virginhood, virginity, purity|virginhood, chastity|panenství,panictví,čistota:living with your wife's life•of your ownL2:36ZogrMarAsSav;keepslisѧvѣvsvѣ•ꙇwholemódrya87•ꙇgovi-13
    2. Egoza
      Egoza 6 June 2022 07: 43
      +5
      Quote: 1976AG
      And, excuse me, why is the word "Volunteers" bad?

      So afraid of him! Komsomol volunteers! If not the movie, then the song will be remembered. And this is already fraught ... for those who destroy Russian culture.
    3. Ross xnumx
      Ross xnumx 6 June 2022 09: 59
      -1
      Quote: 1976AG
      Let's see how many foreign words have become entrenched in our everyday life as working specialties.

      Here, one lover of iPhones at one time sketched them immeasurably ...
    4. stirrer
      stirrer 6 June 2022 10: 31
      -2
      Let's see how many foreign words have become entrenched in our everyday life as working specialties.


      And why is that bad? The English language has a huge number of borrowed words from different languages, which is why it has such a complex pronunciation where half of the letters are swallowed or pronounced differently.
    5. dauria
      dauria 6 June 2022 11: 33
      +2
      Isn't it time, in connection with the current situation, to carry out import substitution not only in the manufacturing sector, but also in the linguistic one?

      The language is changing. You can't hide from this. "The word about the regiment .." we are already reading in translation from Russian into Russian. In Dostoevsky's time, "probably" meant "for sure", now - "maybe". More recently, the word "campaign" has appeared. Slang caught on and became a completely legitimate "Russian word".
      As a child, I also heard from the old women "neprashky", "not a thought", "cholok" in a normal conversation.
      And in my opinion, poetry has nothing to do with the "purity" of the language. It will not work to translate Vysotsky into the "correct" language. Poems like music - a combination of words like notes is more important than meaning.
  3. Vladimir Vladimirovich Vorontsov
    -4
    ***
    Yes be me
    even the hell of advanced years,
    and then
    without despondency and boredom,
    I would learn Russian
    just for
    what im
    Putin spoke ...
    ***
    1. Aerodrome
      Aerodrome 6 June 2022 05: 36
      +3
      Quote: Vladimir Vladimirovich Vorontsov
      ***
      Yes be me
      even the hell of advanced years,
      and then
      without despondency and boredom,
      I would learn Russian
      just for
      what im
      Putin spoke ...
      ***

      It is very notable that you, gracious sovereign, your will, "waved" ...)))
    2. Ross xnumx
      Ross xnumx 6 June 2022 09: 57
      -1
      WWW! Honestly, it's disgusting... No.
  4. Murmur 55
    Murmur 55 6 June 2022 05: 37
    +4
    According to such a policy and sanctions wars, soon the Russian will remain in Russia and Belarus.
  5. rotmistr60
    rotmistr60 6 June 2022 06: 15
    +3
    the anti-Russian movement in the West has become mainstream, comparable only to medieval religious obscurantism
    This is who you need to be to cancel Pushkin, Tolstoy, Dostoevsky ... read in the West? Only a mentally deranged, political maniac crazy on Russophobia. I won’t be surprised if the European (Spanish) Inquisition revives and fires burn not only from books, but also from those who read them. And they also call themselves "exceptional", "civilized" and have the right to rule the world.
  6. serg.shishkov2015
    serg.shishkov2015 6 June 2022 06: 16
    +5
    *Great mighty Russian language!* One of the reasons why I stopped watching zomboyaschik-illiterate tongue-tied presenters! now they suffer on FM! Already blood from the ears from such disrespect for the great and mighty!
    1. Ross xnumx
      Ross xnumx 6 June 2022 09: 50
      0
      Quote: serg.shishkov2015
      *Great mighty Russian language!*

      “I heard a ringing, but I don’t know where it is”
      Let's go to the original source:

      Quote: serg.shishkov2015
      Already blood from the ears from such disrespect for the great and mighty!

      And when I see something like this, “hair comes out of its sockets” ... lol
      1. serg.shishkov2015
        serg.shishkov2015 6 June 2022 10: 04
        +1
        Yes, I heard! From San Sanych Ivanov! In school years! 35 years ago! Therefore, the author did not indicate! Only in quotation marks took!
        1. Ross xnumx
          Ross xnumx 6 June 2022 10: 10
          -1
          Quote: serg.shishkov2015
          Yes, I heard!

          And who is in a hurry? Why write a quote incorrectly?
          1. serg.shishkov2015
            serg.shishkov2015 6 June 2022 10: 17
            +1
            Work is rushing! I'm from work! VNIIEF is waiting for its parcels! And the Ukrainians - our * products *!
  7. Tatyana Makarova
    Tatyana Makarova 6 June 2022 07: 13
    +6
    AZ BUKI VEDI ... The usual set of letters of the Russian alphabet is actually nothing more than a "message to the Slavs."
    Az - "I" Beeches - "letters" Lead - "I know" (I know)
    Each of the Cyrillic letters has its own name, and if you read these names in alphabetical order, you get:

    “Az beeches vede. The verb is good. Live green, earth, and, like some people, think of our peace. Rtsy word firmly - uk furt her. Tsy, worm, shta ra yus yati.

    One possible translation of this text is as follows:

    “I know the letters: a letter is a treasure. Work hard, earthlings, as befits reasonable people - comprehend the universe! Carry the word with conviction: knowledge is a gift from God! Dare, delve into, in order to comprehend the light of existence!
    1. Ross xnumx
      Ross xnumx 6 June 2022 10: 13
      +1
      Quote: Tatyana Makarova
      One possible translation of this text is as follows:

      good
      Quote: Tatyana Makarova
      Tsy, worm, staff ra yus yati

      I remembered EBN with his: “Patamu shta ...” laughing
  8. Poetry
    Poetry 6 June 2022 07: 37
    +2
    Duel.

    On a gloomy winter morning,
    On the Black River, the edge of St. Petersburg,
    My Russia was mortally wounded,
    Alexander Pushkin was seriously wounded...

    They shot at Pushkin - a poet in a duel,
    (who is the most - the most of the poets-poets)
    His eyes looked contemptuously,
    How calmly aims Dantes.

    A shot struck in the blessed silence! ..
    Burnt gunpowder - a light cloud ...
    That morning became our black date.
    The poet swayed, fell prone to the ground.

    Shouting, the seconds ran up,
    To Pushkin, who writhed in agony.
    He turned pale, his lips trembled,
    And the light of his eyes has almost gone out...

    He didn't understand everything. I didn't realize right away:
    That death is a matter of hours, not days...
    He whispered one, like a prayer, the phrase:
    "Natasha! Natalie... Take me to her."

    Then Russia was shot down by a pod.onok.
    The singer of a great country has fallen silent forever ...
    Great poet, Hannibal descendant,
    The purest sound of a silver string.

    On the Moika, at home, lying on the couch,
    The great Pushkin was fading away in agony.
    Beloved since childhood, by me he and you,
    No one wrote so beautifully, did they?

    Simple clear and beautiful syllable,
    Which was, well, like a song, melodious,
    The Poet wrote, given to us from above by God,
    Our ray of light in the realm of gray clouds...

    On a January day, winter and cold,
    People light candles in his honor.
    On the day when the Poet, truly the people,
    He was shot there, on the Black River! ..

    The last, for about two hundred years,
    He is our everything. He is simply our conscience.
    Number One, our greatest poet,
    Brilliant and curly Pushkin Sasha...

    07.03.2017 Kingisepp.
    Smirnov S. N.
  9. ZVeroby
    ZVeroby 6 June 2022 08: 04
    +4
    I hope Russia will liberate the territory of Ukraine from the Bandera yoke. And our children will again be able to learn and speak their native language. And so that no "infection" would no longer poke: "why are you ne on the stately movie balakaete"
  10. Boris55
    Boris55 6 June 2022 08: 41
    +2
    Happy holiday.
    I would like that on our streets there were as few inscriptions not in Russian as possible. Russian is one of the six official languages ​​of communication at the UN. And vice versa - so that the inscriptions in Russian are met as often as possible. As a joke - a holiday no matter how:

    1. serg.shishkov2015
      serg.shishkov2015 7 June 2022 05: 41
      +1
      I would have learned Russian, but for what?
      for the fact that Vysotsky sang on it!
      (it inspired me yesterday!)
  11. Gunther
    Gunther 6 June 2022 08: 52
    +4
    It would be nice, well, at least on this day, broadcasters in the media were fined for each anglicism they spewed - for "cashback" 50 tr., for "track trend" 100 tr., for "paradigm" 250 tr. r., especially when there is a full replacement.
    The funds received will be directed to the restoration of the Russian language in Little Russia.
  12. Gunther
    Gunther 6 June 2022 09: 30
    +3
    When we say "satellite, helicopter, drone", and not a drone and a helicopter, a driver and not a driver, we speak Russian, when, on the contrary, we speak Newspeak, which has been consistently and stubbornly imposed since the 17th century.
    And this contamination of the Russian language with a foreign meaning is not at all harmless, in my opinion, the meaning, the content of the native language, is being lost, replaced by a dummy.
    It comes to ridiculous, one presenter on television said that how poor the Russian language is, there is no definition of "arm wrestling" in it, but the British have it))), but what is heard for us as a mysterious "shield" for the Germans is just a "shield-badge ", tablet - board.
    1. Ross xnumx
      Ross xnumx 6 June 2022 09: 46
      -1
      Quote: Gunter
      It comes to the ridiculous, one presenter on television said that how poor the Russian language is, there is no definition of "arm wrestling" in it, but the British have it))),

      Send such presenters to the place of publication ... Or to the speeches of M. Zadornov:
      1. serg.shishkov2015
        serg.shishkov2015 6 June 2022 10: 11
        0
        three years ago I finally *with feeling, with sense, with arrangement* subtracted 2 very serious books on Russian onomastics and toponymy, AND THIS person in his lies about the great and mighty got to the fullest!
  13. Ross xnumx
    Ross xnumx 6 June 2022 09: 41
    0
    The editors of the "Military Review" wholeheartedly congratulate everyone who appreciates Russian literature and understands the importance of supporting the Russian language as an element of not only Russian, but also world culture

    Thank you so much from a connoisseur and lover ...
    *****
    Calling is simple. It is more difficult to make it a rule to write correctly, without inventing your own words and speech patterns. Let's omit the punctuation, however, it's time to fight those who do not recognize the spelling in Russian, but prove with foam at the mouth their involvement in Russia as a place of birth.
  14. iouris
    iouris 6 June 2022 10: 04
    +1
    International Day of the state language of Russia.
    In each locality they speak their own Russian languages.
    1. serg.shishkov2015
      serg.shishkov2015 6 June 2022 10: 27
      +1
      Russian language is one! There are dialects and dialects! Local names of objects and phenomena, replacement of letters - for example - O to A and vice versa, etc.
  15. acetophenone
    acetophenone 6 June 2022 10: 23
    +1
    Carefully stuck in front of the mirror and heartily (and the rest of the body) congratulated.
  16. serg.shishkov2015
    serg.shishkov2015 6 June 2022 10: 31
    +1
    It happened more than once - I noticed grammatical errors on the parcels, And the heart of the former teacher could not stand it - I corrected it! And he corrected the mistakes of people who received a teaching diploma, but did not learn how to write correctly! And now - only a mat could!
  17. KLV
    KLV 6 June 2022 10: 32
    +1
    The topic is correct. But when I find errors in the materials / articles on VO and report this to the site administration, it turns out to do this only three times a day.

    Imagine, every day several fresh articles appear on VO, and each one necessarily has one, two or three errors. One R. Skomorokhov is worth something! In his detailed works, there can be up to two dozen completely obvious and ridiculous mistakes!

    It looks like there are no editors and proofreaders on the site.

    Trying to report this stupid limit (three per day), as the message "You have already sent a message to the administration" appears and the refusal.

    I wrote to the administration about it. Not once. Complete ignore. Full. The administration is fine with it.

    Here is such a Russian language on the Military Review.

    And how then to understand this:The editors of the Military Review heartily congratulate everyone who appreciates Russian literature and understands the importance of supporting the Russian language as an element of not only Russian, but also world culture, on a wonderful holiday - Russian Language Day! "?
  18. couch
    couch 6 June 2022 10: 53
    +1
    as long as the Russian language lives, Russia will also exist!
  19. Antokha
    Antokha 6 June 2022 11: 55
    0
    To be honest, it doesn't matter how we are perceived in the world, they like our language, and whether they even know about it. We have our own life, and we must live it on our own, and not looking back at what some others will say. Not only do we have a dominance of foreign words, but also concepts that no one tries to express in Russian: someone because of ignorance, someone because of laziness. And the main thing now is what we, at the suggestion of the West, are doing with our own language. Therefore, this holiday is "with tears in the eyes." We ourselves, every day kill declensions. If only it were imposed! We ourselves began to speak like crazy, making 100% of the names and a bunch of surnames indeclinable.
    "A new offer from Auchan" and a million of the same, seeking to crush with their overwhelming illiteracy. The person who says you turn it on, but you don’t turn it on, simply cannot be found anymore. We ourselves have become the conductors of the ideas of our enemy. Hitler did not even dream of it, and the Americans, whose language is devoid of complexity (although it had it centuries ago), but aimed at describing business processes with short nouns, convinced us to trample the spirit of our ancestors who created our language into the dirt, and culture and brought to our days, every time we open our mouths. I'm talking about the mat. The enemy can safely drink coffee, the kind of which used to be a simple test for basic literacy (although this is just not important), while watching us destroy ourselves. Sad.
    People, remember that there are declensions in Russian! Let only the coat and the piano remain unmovable.
  20. Andrey Moskvin
    Andrey Moskvin 6 June 2022 15: 34
    +1
    Sometimes, when reading someone's comment here, I remember "Ivan Vasilyevich is changing his profession."
    How can I understand you if you don't say anything?