Zimbabwe: Russian language celebrated – allAfrica.com
Russia this week celebrated Russian Language Day, which falls on June 6.
On the occasion of this day, the Russian Ambassador to Zimbabwe and Malawi, Nikolai Krasilnikov, took the opportunity to congratulate “the compatriots and all the friends of Russia”.
The event was launched by UNESCO in 2010 to celebrate multilingualism and cultural diversity by promoting the use of six of the official working languages ââof the United Nations. June 6 was chosen to commemorate a birthday anniversary of Alexander Pushkin (born 1799), a great poet and the ancestor of modern Russian literature.
Kicking off the day by addressing the meeting of the Russian Languages ââCouncil on November 5, 2019 in the Kremlin, Russian President Vladimir Putin said: âThe unique, rich, diverse and multifaceted Russian language is part of the world’s cultural heritage. But the main thing, of course, was and remains its meaning for our country, for Russia it serves as the basis for the spiritual and historical community of dozens of original cultures and peoples.
âWe have a huge responsibility in the preservation, development and dissemination of the Russian language, Russian literature, especially today, when we are faced with attempts to reduce artificially, sometimes absolutely bluntly, the space of the Russian language in the world, pushing it to the periphery. “