Head of Rossotrudnichestvo: World interest in learning the Russian language is growing 05:05

Despite the fact that the number of Russian-speaking people dwindled a few decades after the collapse of the USSR, there is now a growing interest in learning the Russian language around the world. This was expressed by the head of Rossotrudnichestvo, Evgeny Primakov, while speaking at the cultural online marathon dedicated to Pushkin’s birthday and the International Day of the Russian Language. TASS.

Primakov emphasized that there has always been a concern in Russia that the number of Russian-speaking people has decreased in the decades since the collapse of the Soviet Union. However, he noted that the situation is slowly changing. More and more people want to visit Rossotrudnichestvo centers to learn the Russian language.

According to Primakov, strengthening the position of the Russian language abroad is one of the priorities of Rossotrudnichestvo. Multilingualism and cultural diversity remain important components of international cooperation.

Speaking at the online marathon, Russia’s Permanent Representative to the UN Office in Geneva and other international organizations, Gennady Gatilov, noted that the importance and popularity of the Russian language in the world and that the Russian language is the mother tongue are also confirmed. Russian is spoken by 150 million Russians and more than 250 million people worldwide.

Former member of the Public Chamber of the Russian Federation, Kherson State University Head of the Department of Journalism and Mass Communication Alexander Malkevich declarationThat the Russian language is a unifying Eurasian domain. Measures are needed to preserve and develop the Russian language.

Source: Gazeta


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