Putin spoke about the "cave Russophobia"

On November 5, 2019, Russian leader Vladimir Putin held a meeting of the Presidential Council on the Russian Language. The event discussed issues of popularization of the Russian language and literature abroad. The head of state said that “cave Russophobes” declared war on the Russian language, and in some countries the line to limit it becomes official.

We are faced with attempts artificially, I want to emphasize this, it is artificially, roughly, sometimes absolutely unceremoniously to reduce the space of the Russian language in the world, to oust it to the periphery

- Putin said.

The President noted that Russia has a great responsibility for the preservation, development and dissemination of the Russian language and literature. Indeed, not only all kinds of marginalized and aggressive nationalists declare war on the Russian language, but entire countries impose restrictions, making it state policies. This directly violates human rights (infringes on the native language, culture and historical memory). In such circumstances, according to Putin, Russia faces two serious tasks.

The first is to provide a decent level of knowledge and general literacy of Russians, and thereby global competitiveness, the attractiveness of the Russian language as a modern, living, dynamically developing means of communication. The second is to implement an effective system of supporting the Russian language environment abroad in the information, educational, and humanitarian fields

- said Putin.

The President added that recently, certain work has been done in these areas. For example, issues of the Russian language and literature are reflected in key documents of Russia. After that, the president instructed to introduce uniformity of dictionaries and reference books, the norms of which should become mandatory for use in Russian authorities and the media. This is necessary to form an active and coherent language policy.
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  1. Observer2014 Offline Observer2014
    Observer2014 5 November 2019 22: 27
    Vladimir Vladimirovich, I would like to ask you. Where did you look with your safety tip before? No, well, it’s clear that no one can embrace the immense. But you have a whole piece of advice! You are aware that the Germans, when the Germans are taken back to their homeland, then German teachers are given passports at once at the embassy when they receive German citizenship, without any kind of crap. Plus, if a person is of retirement age, and immediately retirement book. Not only that, they also compensate, as a native speaker, for a person the years that he taught German. Would you like to encourage teachers of the Russian language and literature. Which, after the collapse of the USSR, were taught outside of Russia, for example. What kind of pension should they throw from Russian embassies? Well it is, for starters. Russian people should see the care of Russia. Feel her help. Understand that they are remembered.
  2. vvnab Offline vvnab
    vvnab (Vitali) 6 November 2019 08: 48
    There is economic and cultural expansion - there is also the spread of the language (as it was in the era of the USSR). And if the economy is shrinking, and from the cultural achievements "Burnt by the Sun" and "Grandmother of easy virtue", then no decrees and orders will change the situation.
  3. Sergey Latyshev Offline Sergey Latyshev
    Sergey Latyshev (Serge) 6 November 2019 09: 39
    There is no money, but you hold on - that’s the whole story.
    1. Sake Offline Sake
      Sake (Sake) 6 November 2019 19: 04
      For example, in Kazakhstan last year, the name of Furmanov Street was changed and the process of desovetization in Kazakhstan was quietly completed. Cities and villages were renamed immediately after leaving the USSR. In relation to Ukraine, the more killed and destroyed on the territory of Ukraine, the faster the de-Russification of Ukraine will take place, the process of desovetization is almost over. Who can I thank for this, please guess from ... from one ...?
  4. Valentine Offline Valentine
    Valentine (Valentin) 6 November 2019 11: 02
    Why don't our authorities "popularize" our Russian language in our own country - Russia ..... Look at our cities and towns, there are all advertisements for street billboards, "boutiques" with signs and advertisements in imported languages ​​- English, German, French, Arabic, you look at all sorts of song and musical television talk shows, where performers, young and old, perform all their "hits" in all languages, only except Russian, just look at what language our current youth speaks - on a cocktail of Anglo-French slang, interspersed with Russian mat and camp rasping, and what is interesting - they understand each other quite well, and we are still tormented by the question - where did the Ukrainian language come from? That's just how we will soon call the language in which we will speak this way in 15-20 years ... Neither the Tatar language nor the Buryat, nor the Nenets and Dolgan languages ​​irritates me at all - these are our languages, but when I see the streets of all sorts of crap in American, I'm already turning back from her .... We urgently need to sweep this Gorbachev-Yeltsin infection out of our country, she's already sick to nausea, and is slowly eating away at the brains of our youth. Are we still not thirty years old enough to continue to admire all this Western tinsel .... Knowledge of languages ​​is a wonderful thing, but when they are pushed out at the level of "wow" or "okay" or "yes" - that's it- sometimes it’s disgusting - we deify someone else’s speech, and we simply humiliated ours to the cave level, but they just realized it too late, our last generation already speaks and thinks in another language, but not in our traditional Russian.
  5. Victor N Offline Victor N
    Victor N (Victor n) 6 November 2019 16: 36
    Not so long ago I learned that Polish magazines are distributed free of charge to Russian libraries, even in the outback. Unfortunately, much rests in the absence of funds. But even with the current state of the economy, many needs could be met if EVERYTHING paid taxes in full. And do not pay tens of millions - they are next to us. When I read lamentations about pensions and other benefits, I have the first question: do you pay taxes yourself?
    Financial support for culture is necessary and is being implemented. But, the concept of "culture" began to be confused with the concept of "show business". And to distribute the titles of "honored" and "national" antics, spewing obscenities. This is wrong!
    Further. Having received the title in Russia, many figures live abroad and not only for years, but for decades, having completely lost their understanding of modern Russian reality. And while they continue to receive payments and assistance from the budget. Must stop!
    Each of us can support Russian literature - just subscribe to one of the "thick" magazines - Novy Mir, Our Contemporary, Moscow, etc. And books in the house are certainly a "good form".
  6. Sake Offline Sake
    Sake (Sake) 6 November 2019 18: 54
    If a person has the ability to analyze events and actions, then he would begin to compare relations with Russia not from yesterday or after 2014, but at least from the time of the collapse of the USSR, when most of those whom he is offended today helped as best they could! Then the disarmament process began in Europe, the United States withdrew almost all of its troops, the Bundeswehr in particular disarmed itself, to the role of a domestic tiger, and so on. NATO stood in the way of self-liquidation and ... then there was 2008 and 2014, NATO received a new life impetus and - thanks to Putin for that!