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NEFU: Philologists discuss studying the Russian language in multi-ethnic society

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October 26, the North-Eastern Federal University hosts a roundtable devoted to the problems of teaching the Russian language in a multinational country, the press service of NEFU reports. Russian scientists and experts consider the problems and prospects of the development of education in Russian, as well as the issues of language teaching in the system of open education.

In the first session of the roundtable, the speaker was the Deputy Chairman of the Intergovernmental Council and the Chairman of the Russian Committee of the UNESCO Information for All Program, Evgeny Kuzmin. He noted that Yakutia, from the point of view of maintaining small languages, is a unique place in the world. The Republic makes a huge contribution to the development of scientific, theoretical and political ideas about what is multilingualism in the modern world, he added.

"There are a lot of language problems in the world at the moment, and one of the most important agendas is the problem of the development of education in Russian. Holding here the roundtable on the problem of the protection of the Russian language, we have great hope that the Russian language will receive great support in the republic and at the university," said Evgeny Kuzmin.

Also, within the framework of the roundtable, Anicet Gabriel Cotchofa, Deputy Chairman of the African Business Initiative on Interaction with Government Authorities, Administration and Diplomatic Structures, made a report on the importance of the Russian language development. He suggested holding the Year of the Russian Language in the world to promote it, so that everyone could receive free language lessons, including via the Internet.

The round table "Problems and perspectives of the development of education in Russian and the teaching of the Russian language in the systems of open education" is held within the framework of the implementation of the Federal Target Program "Russian Language" for 2016-2020 with the support of the Ministry of Education and Science of the Russian Federation and the Ministry of Education and Science of the Republic of Sakha (Yakutia). The organizers are the Russian Committee of the UNESCO Information for All Program, the North-Eastern Federal University and the Interregional Library Cooperation Center.

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