Vladimir Bidyovka and Natalia Volkova take part in Day of Russian Language celebrations
On June 6, in the capital of the Republic, a solemn meeting dedicated to the 220th anniversary of the poet’s birthday was held near the monument to A.S. Pushkin. The event was attended by DPR People’s Council Chairman Vladimir Bidyovka, People’s Council deputy Natalia Volkova, Minister of Culture Mikhail Zheltyakov, and First Deputy Minister of Education and Science Mikhail Kushakov.
In a comment to the press service of the People’s Council, the speaker of the parliament congratulated citizens of the Republic on the Day of the Russian Language.
“Dear friends, I congratulate you on the Day of our native Russian language!
Being an integral part of the Russian world, the Donbass people have always reverently treated one of the components of our historical heritage – the Russian language. We spoke our first words in this language, we teach it our children. I can confidently say that it will always be like this, because it is the Russian language that is our mother tongue, we defended the right to speak it five years ago.
The fact that 2019 was declared the Year of the Russian Language in the Donetsk People’s Republic only confirms the commitment to the course we chose in 2014. We are Russians, therefore strengthening and development of culture, which is based on the Russian language, is one of our strategic objectives.
Congratulations on your holiday, dear friends! I wish all of us to have peaceful skies above and well-being,” Vladimir Bidyovka said.
We shall add that the Day of the Russian language is celebrated on June 6. The history of the holiday dates back to 1997 in Russia – then, on the occasion of the 200th anniversary of A.S. Pushkin’s birthday, the defenders of the native language first declared June 6 as the Day of Russian Poetry. When in 2010 the United Nations supported the idea of establishing days of languages that are of international importance (French, Chinese, English, Russian, Spanish and Arabic), this date was celebrated as the International Day of the Russian Language. The holiday is held within the framework of an international programme aimed at expanding the boundaries of multilingual space and supporting the equal importance of the six official languages of the UN.