The Kostomarov Forum started its work today in a previous Moscow city chateau house that was filled with lavenders as well as several of the finest audio speakers as well as authors of Russian in the capital.
The Forum is a five-day on-line event dedicated to the Russian language, this year concentrating on the language as well as how it functions– or does not work– in the brand-new globe of infotech and the net. It is being held by the Pushkin Institute and is called after Vitaly Kostomarov, the very first rector of the Institute and a leader in the study of Russian as well as teaching it as an international language.
At the opening event, the current rector of the Pushkin Institute, Margarita Rusetskaya, asked Mikhail Osadchy, vice-rector of study and also scholarship, to reveal the outcomes of a poll of Russians about that, in their opinion, talked Russian well. The participants, who ranged in age from little ones to pensioners, voted for 6 audio speakers: Alyona Doletskaya (previous editor of Vogue, author); Nikolai Tsiskaridze (ballet professional dancer, educator and also now rector of the Vaganova Academy); Yekaterina Shulman (a political scientist); Dmitry Bykov (writer of fiction as well as non-fiction); Leonid Parfyonov (television producer, host and author); and also the shock victor: Danya Milokhin (blog writer, rap artist and also TikToker).
Alyona Doletskaya as well as Nikolai Tsiskaridze were present to accept their awards in completely proper and also extremely interesting Russian.
The forum sessions will certainly cover a wide range of subjects gotten in touch with the Russian language, such as studies on Russian companies’ preferences for language competency amongst their workers, Russian as a second language, and “Romances as well as funds: the language of lenders and musicians.”
Journalists Worldwide Urge Russia to Stop Persecuting Independent Media
Numerous reporters from ratings of countries have actually gotten in touch with Russia to end its persecution of independent media, according to an open letter released on the Russian student-run information outlet DOXA’s site Monday.
The World Press Freedom Day statement came a month after authorities filed a criminal instance versus DOXA’s editorial group for supposedly “provoking minors to participate in prohibited activities.” Additionally in April, safety agents raided the residence of Roman Anin, editor-in-chief of the iStories (Important Stories) investigative electrical outlet, and identified one of Russia’s most-read news websites, Meduza, a “foreign agent.”
” Russia’s independent media are under severe danger,” 235 reporters standing for 63 nations stated.
The signatures representing North and South America, Europe, the Middle East and also Africa decried the intimidation of independent media “through lawful restrictions, modifications in ownership, fines and also criminal situations” considering that Vladimir Putin’s ascent to the presidency twenty years ago.
” This policy has resulted in the fact that the Russian media landscape is now controlled by electrical outlets managed by the state or Vladimir Putin’s veteran close friends,” they claimed.
Citing the most up to date criminal situations and “foreign agent” tags along with anti-free speech laws that Russia passed in the last decade, the worldwide journalists claimed that “the Kremlin plans to silence independent media and also deny Russian residents accessibility to truthful details.”
” Today on World Press Freedom Day we the undersigned express our uniformity with our associates from iStories, DOXA, Meduza as well as various other independent Russian media who are under unmatched stress as well as that nonetheless proceed their effort telling the truth and calling the authorities to account.”
Russia dropped one area in Reporters Without Borders’ 2021 international press liberty index to 150th area, ranking below countries such as Zimbabwe and South Sudan.