It has been proposed at the State Duma to grant to Russian language the status of an official language of the European Union. This idea was discussed during round-table conference on a topic "State language policy of the Russian Federation: current state and trends".
Since April 1, 2012 citizens of any such countries of European Community can make their native language
an official language
of the European Union. It is necessary to collect one million signatures for this. A State Duma Deputy Aleksei Zhuravlev has come forward with an initiative for granting to Russian language the status
of an official language of the European Union.
On his opinion, it is possible to collect one million signatures of Russian citizens in support of granting to Russian language the status of an official language with the help of such organizations as Rossotrudnichestvo
or Russian communities.
Nowadays 24 languages are official languages of the European Union. Primarily natives of former socialist republics are Russian language speakers.
8 июня - празднование Всемирного дня океанов! В качестве дани этому немаловажному событию, давайте взглянем на языковые корни пяти мировых океанов.
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.
On Saturday, April 6, took place an annual educational event "Total dictation", in which this time participated about 30 thousand people from 181 cities and towns in six continents.
Pushkin House (the center for Russian culture and language in London), together with Waterstones (a book retail network), have instituted the Russian Book Prize. The Prize will be awarded to the best authors of books on Russia written in English.
7-ая Международная конференция Европейского союза переводческих ассоциаций (European Union of Associations of Translation Companies) пройдет в Хельсинки (Финляндия) 26-27 апреля 2012 года.
Russian Language Day is celebrated on 6 June, the birthday of famous Russian poet Alexander Pushkin.
"Sherlock" (2010) is a new British television series produced by Hartswood Films for BBC.
Saints Cyril and Methodius Day is celebrated on 24 May in Russia, Bulgaria and Macedonia.