By Peter McLaren-Kennedy • 13 December 2022 • 15:41
Russian language - Credit Nito / Shutterstock.com
The bill adopted at the first reading on Tuesday, December 13 makes foreign words inadmissible in Russian language, with the exception of those that do not have commonly used analogues.
The full bill was published in the electronic database of the lower house.
Moscow is looking to protect the Russian language from the creeping usage of foreign words, which it believes has become excessive and a threat to the language. To maintain the usage of words, a list of what is acceptable is to be kept in a regulatory dictionary that citizens will be able to access.
The bill also provides for the improvement of mechanisms that ensure the status of the Russian language as the official state language. The bill also implies the organisation of control over the norms of the modern Russian literary language by officials and citizens.
The authors of the bill believe that its adoption will increase the overall level of literacy of citizens, the correctness of the use of the state language and ensure control over the quality of preparation of a “single corpus” of grammars and dictionaries.
The bill to ban the use of foreign words in the Russian language is the latest move by the Kremlin to rebuild the nation and to shun western influence.
Thank you for taking the time to read this article, do remember to come back and check The Euro Weekly News website for all your up-to-date local and international news stories and remember, you can also follow us on Facebook and Instagram.
Share this story
Subscribe to our Euro Weekly News alerts to get the latest stories into your inbox!
By signing up, you will create a Euro Weekly News account if you donâ€™t already have one. Review our
Originally from South Africa, Peter is based on the Costa Blanca and is a web reporter for the Euro Weekly News covering international and Spanish national news.
Got a news story you want to share? Then get in touch at [email protected]
Download our media pack in either English or Spanish.