20.05.2015

Ivan Savvidi Took Part in Joint meeting of Council for Interethnic Relations and Council for the Russian Language

Ivan Savvidi Took Part in Joint meeting of Council for Interethnic Relations and Council for the Russian Language.

The meeting focused on the role of the Russian language and the languages of Russia’s peoples in strengthening Russia’s statehood and ways to improve measures to preserve and develop Russia’s various languages.

Vladimir Putin mentioned that aggressive policy of the language assimilation is unacceptable and leads to tragic consequences. “We are aware of other countries that ignore or limit the right of significantly large ethnic groups to use their native language, that conduct a tough, aggressive policy of linguistic and cultural assimilation. We see what this may lead to: the division of society into ‘full-fledged’ citizens and ‘inferior’ ones, into ‘citizens’ and ‘non-citizens’ and even to outright tragic internal conflicts.”- said Putin.

Problems of Russian language teaching, communication skills, projects aimed at expansion of Russian language and culture among peoples of Russia and in the international field.

A month ago Charitable Foundation of Ivan Savvidi, who is the President of the Federal National-Cultural Autonomy of Greeks in Russia was made a decision about financial support of the Slavic languages department of Kapodistrias Athens State University, which curriculum is rich in courses of Russian study: intensive teaching of Russian language, theoretical and practical course of translation, practical stylistic etc.