Russian Language Day
It’s not surprising that many Russian language learners describe a love affair with Russian as “complex, ironic and funny”
Russian is not endangered, as it has hundreds of millions of speakers around the world. Its alphabet is difficult to learn for most people. Russian Language Day was established by the United Nations in 2010 to encourage cultural events, readings, and music.
It coincides also with Alexsandr Pushkin’s birthday (1799-1837), who was a genius who wrote novels, poetry, drama, and more. Take a day to admire his work or any other great Russian writers this year. You might consider suggesting a novel in translation to your book club, or checking out what your library has to offer. You can also search online for spoken language courses without having to use the Cyrillic alphabet.
Russian Language Day was created to promote equal use of all six official languages of the UN. Other than Russian, English, French, English and Chinese are the five other languages used by the UN.
Stress patterns in Russian words can make a big difference, as is the case with many languages across East Asia. They can even change the meaning of the word. For example, “iaplachu” could be translated as “I am crying”. But, “ia plachu”, the stress is on the second syllable. This would mean that “I am crying” has a different meaning.
Russian is the eighth most widely spoken language in the world. This language is spoken by 170 million Russians, as well as 130 million Russian-speaking people who were once part of the Soviet Union. It is one of the three Eastern Slavic languages. Other two languages are Ukrainian and Belarusian. Russian is also spoken in more than 100 minor languages. This includes Mordvin and Bashir, Chuvash and Chechen, as well as Tartar.
Russian is the language for space! You should learn Russian if you want to be an astronaut. Russian is the language used in space. Roscosmos is the second largest space agency in the globe after NASA. To reach the ISS astronauts must board the Soyuz docking vessel. Half of the components and systems aboard the Soyuz docking ship are in Russian.
Russian has more words for different shades than any other language. You can find descriptions of dark shades as well as light shades. This is interesting because in some languages, there is no differentiation between blue and green.
UNESCO – The United Nations Educational, Scientific, and Cultural Organization ‚Äì established Russian Language Day in 2010. The day was chosen because it coincides Aleksandr Pushkin‚Äôs birthday, as previously mentioned. Puskin is the father of modern Russian literature. When he was only 15 years old, his first poem was published. Many of his works, such as the tale of Don Juan’s fall, The Stone Guest and The Bronze Horseman, are considered masterpieces. His work in Russian is considered crucial because it incorporates all the elements of Russian contemporaneously.
Russian Language Day can be observed in many different ways. You can spend the day looking at the work of Aleksandr Pushkin. You won’t be able to read Russian if you don’t know enough to enjoy his poetry and other works in English.
Russian Language Day is a great opportunity to learn Russian. Although you won’t be able to learn it all in one sitting, you can start to learn the basics. Russian Language Day is a great way to start your lessons. Learning Russian has many other benefits. It is great to learn another language. Here are some reasons why Russian learning is a good idea.
Only five percent of Russians speak English. You will want to learn Russian if you visit Russia, which is beautiful. Learning Russian will help you learn other Slavic languages later on. These languages use the Modified Latin alphabet or Cyrillic alphabet.
Russian can help you open up more job opportunities. A second language is always a good thing. Russian is a useful and impressive one. Russian can help you improve your business opportunities.
Russia is the largest producer of natural materials in the world. These include diamonds, platinum and silver, as well as gold, copper, petroleum and natural gas. Russia’s oil reserves are second only to Saudi Arabia. It can be a great business tool if you are fluent in Russian.
Russian can help you understand a fascinating culture. This is something that many people don’t realize. You’re not just learning words when you learn another language. This is how you gain an appreciation and insight into another culture.
Russian Language Day can be celebrated with a Russian-themed party. This is a great opportunity to have a fun party with your friends.
Russian-inspired food can be served and everyone can wear traditional Russian clothing. You can also play music by famous Russian musicians. Russia has many delicious treats. Pirozhki is a type of little-fried puff pastry that is filled with cheese, cabbage, and potatoes.
They are a popular Russian dish and make a great party food. Pelmeni is Russia’s national dish. These dumplings are made from pastry that has been filled with minced meat. These can be eaten as is or covered with butter and topped with sour cream. Delicious!