The Ministry of Education is preparing a new dictionary of the Russian language in continuation of the implementation of the law on the state language, said the head of the Ministry Sergey Kravtsov.
“Today we are preparing a new dictionary, there we have the implementation of the law on the Russian language, which was adopted to protect the Russian language. As part of this law, we have to adopt revised dictionaries, we are also completing this work,” the minister said at the All-Russian Forum of teachers of Russian language and literature (quoted by TASS).
On February 28, Russian President Vladimir Putin signed the law “On the state language of the Russian Federation”. It does not allow the use of words that do not correspond to the norms of modern Russian literary language for public needs. The law also has provisions on normative dictionaries with a list of words which can be used when using Russian as the state language – the relevant list will be approved by the government.
As it was previously reported, the government will be able to provide in these dictionaries exceptions for foreign words, which do not have commonly used analogues in Russian language and which will be allowed to use. The scope of the law applies to the media (exceptions – programs for learning foreign languages and languages of the republics of the Russian Federation), education, public performance of works, state and municipal systems and information intended for consumers of goods, works and services. According to experts, this may become a problem for the latter in terms of branding.
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