President Vladimir Putin instructed to fight foreign terminology at the state level. He included such a clause in a special document “Basics of State Cultural Policy”. The presidential decree was published on the website of legal information.
“Protection and support of the Russian language as the state language of the Russian Federation, ensuring compliance with the norms of the modern Russian literary language (including prevention of obscene language) and combating excessive use of foreign vocabulary,” such a paragraph was added to the document. Gone.
The President also included the task of “ensuring the cultural sovereignty of the Russian Federation” and “enhancing the role of the Russian Federation in the world humanitarian and cultural space” among the basic principles of the state cultural policy.
In addition, in the new edition of the document, Putin instructed to make Government orders for Works of literature and art that would popularize traditional Russian values.
Putin approved the Basic Principles of the State Cultural Policy in 2014. then the president explained The document reflects the approach to culture “as a mission, as a public good, as a historical heritage, as a system of values and moral ideals.”
Back in October, the government submitted a bill to the State Duma to protect the Russian language from foreign words. At the end of 2022, the deputies supported the initiative.
The explanatory note states that the bill “proposes to ban the use of foreign words, with the exception of those that do not have commonly used analogues in the Russian language, the list of which is contained in standard dictionaries.” We are talking about the prohibition of foreign words in the situation of using Russian as the state language. That is, the bill will primarily affect officials and officials.
Restrictions can also be seen in other areas, such as media, film distribution and advertising, entertainment programs, public display of works of literature and art, and others. However, in the bill for deputies it is planned to introduce indulgences for such areas.
The document states that a list of standard dictionaries will be prepared by the government based on the proposals of the Government Commission on the Russian Language.
Earlier, Federation Council Chairman Valentina Matvienko proposed to limit the use of foreign words. “I am simply troubled by what is happening to our Russian language. When they say “cashback” at the government level. The elders do not understand what cashback is. Why can’t you use the Russian equivalent – refund? he said.