Tag: russian

Ukraine Attempts to Appease Russian Speakers

Ukraine's de facto president and prime minister have today offered to strengthen the constitutional right to use the Russian language to try to defuse separatist movements. In a joint televised address, acting President Oleksander Turchinov and Prime Minister Arseny Yatseniuk said they would support constitutional change and decentralizing more power to local councils, including over their official language - a...

Estonia Suppresses Russian

Moscow has accused the Estonian government of denying the rights of the Russian-speaking Estonian population in response to a rejected petition for four Russian-language high schools in Tallinn. Konstantin Dolgov, the Russian Foreign Ministry’s envoy for human rights, democracy, and the rule of law, commented: “We regard such a decision as another example that demonstrates the Estonian authorities’ reluctance to respect...

Alaska Home to Rare Russian Dialect

Linguists to compile dictionary from septuagenarian speakers by 2014. A Russian settlement in Alaska that became isolated from the Russian Empire when the U.S. bought the Alaska Territory in 1867 still speaks a rare Russian dialect that has become the new object of study for Russian linguists. The town of Ninilchik is the site of an endangered dialect of the Russian...

Russian Language Day

Moscow’s Renaissance Moscow Olympic Hotel offers a unique opportunity to learn Russian and become closer to the Russian culture. Every Tuesday at 6:30pm in the 7 Sisters Café, a professional Russian language tutor awaits the hotel guests. The instructor not only teaches the most important and popular Russian phrases, but also shares stories about great Russian traditions and customs. Lessons are...

Russian in Arab Emirates

Presenting AviaMost AviaMost is the only consistent and widely read comprehensive Russian language Magazine published from the United Arab Emirates in collaboration with many government departments. Thanks to the uniqueness of the medium catering to the people of a country with growing economic links with the Middle East and an extensive penetration among the shopper-tourists from that region. As an up-market...