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Seminar "Position of the Russian language in the modern world" ("Russian Artistic Culture Value Foundations")

On Wednesday, March 6, at 15.30, a regular seminar from the cycle “Russian Artistic Culture Value Foundations” will be held in the Green Hall of the Russian Institute for the History of Arts. Lead – A.L.Kazin, RIHA acting director, Doctor of Philosophy.

The report “The Position of the Russian Language in the Modern World” will be presented by Rustem Anasovich Gimadeev, Candidate of Philology, Honored Worker of Higher Professional Education of the Russian Federation, Chief Bibliographer of the Department of Information Resources Formation at the Presidential Library named after B. N. Yeltsin.

  1. Church Slavonic language as an icon of Greek. The decisive role of the Church Slavonic in the development and existence of the literary Russian language. Special and original place of writing forms in the Russian civilization. The congeniality of the Russian literary language to the Greek and the high level of sacralization of Russian writing.
  2. The main features, contradictions and sickness in the being of the Russian language.
  3. The language catastrophe of the 1850s – 1920s as a consequence and the cause of the social and ideological catastrophe.
  4. The myth of the communist paradise unified language and the preparation for the destruction of the Russian language in the first fifteen years of the communist regime: implanting the doctrine of the “class” nature of the language, writing and literature; spelling “reform”; cancellation of Cyrillic at the last moment;centralized and systematic vocabulary vulgarization; the grammar primitivization; the language science destruction and its replacement with the “new language doctrine”; dismembering the Russian language body of the through the invention of new languages.
  5. Stopping the state mechanism of language destruction, attempts to launch restoration processes in schools, society and science. Their collapse and the beginning of the modern stage of language destruction: the creation of an administrative myth about the “modern Russian literary language.”
  6. The existence of the Russian language in nowadays. Accession to internal factors affecting the language of external: the beginning of an open language struggle for the destruction of national languages and their replacement by a simplified version of the English.
  7. International experience and theoretically conceivable language protection issues. The struggle for the Russian language as a goal for the Russian culture.