The Russian Language Day

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Every year Rossotrudnichestvo and its foreign representative offices organize and host cultural, educational, scientific and methodological activities that are focused on promoting the Russian language and stimulating foreign citizens to study it, on supporting the national Russian language studies and improving the teaching of the Russian language in their host countries.

In 2011, our Agency was one of the initiators of a large-scale cultural and humanitarian event held on June 6 – the universal Russian Language Day, on the occasion of the birthday of Alexander Pushkin. The initiative was supported by the President of the Russian Federation.

Pursuant to the Request of the President of Russia from February 21, 2011 No. 446, Rossotrudnichestvo took an active role in organizing and holding the universal Russian Language Day overseas.

On June 6, 2011 the President of the Russian Federation signed a Decree to annually hold the Russian Language Day in order to "preserve, support and develop the Russian language as the national heritage of the peoples of the Russian Federation, the means of international communication and an integral part of the cultural and spiritual heritage of the world civilization."

Every year Russian Centres of Science and Culture abroad and their partner organizations organize complex activities such as science and practical conferences, methodical seminars for Russian language teachers, opened lessons, round tables, festivals of Russian poetry, theatre performances, literary and musical evenings, virtual excursions, demonstrations of modern and classical films, books of Russian publishers, poetic master classes and other.