Since 2014 Ministry of Education and Science of Russia will promote Pushkin State Russian Language Institute brand abroad. The Deputy Head of the Ministry Veniamin Kaganov has announced such intention.
In particular the Ministry is planning to expand presence of the Institute in different cities and countries by opening centers and programmes for learning Russian language.
As explained by the Deputy Head of the Ministry, for last twenty years number of people speaking Russian in the world has reduced by 120 million people. He made the point that, in this regard, it is necessary to give special priority to enhancement of the role of Russian language abroad.
Kaganov noted also that the Pushkin Institute had always been focused on teaching
foreign nationals to Russian language. Ideally, its branches shall be presented in all major cities all over the world.