Select language:

Russia presents rich program to promote Russian language abroad

 / Главная / Russkiy Mir Foundation / News / Russia presents rich program to promote Russian language abroad

Russia presents rich program to promote Russian language abroad



Russia is going to double the budget for the promotion of the Russian language abroad, Izvestia newspaper writes. The Ministry of Education will spend 7.4 billion rubles (113,019 USD) from 2019 to 2025 on the program. The previous program cost less than four billion.

Today the number of people around the world who speak Russian is about three hundred million.

The program notes that the number of those who learn the language in the online format should increase fourfold. It is also planned to increase the number of foreign citizens who will take part in the activities of the program by three times.

In addition, there will be several dozens of new centers to promote the Russian language, schools and Russian language courses will be created on the Internet. Not only the language will be taught there, but also other subjects of the school curriculum in Russian. Games and simulators for learning the language will be created in the framework of the program.

The program provides for nearly eight hundred events in the field of education and culture abroad, the support of Russian schools abroad with textbooks and methodological literature, the selection of foreign citizens to study at Russian universities, and advanced training courses. More than one hundred and seventy thousand teachers are to take part in the program. 

In addition to the Ministry of Education, Rosobrnadzor and Rossotrudnichestvo will be involved in the promotion of the Russian language.

Russkiy Mir 

News by subject


Meet BRICS Art is an international project that brings together artists from Russia, Brazil, China, India, and South Africa. Their virtual exhibition was opened in January. In addition, the project participants will hold online discussions. For example, they will discuss how artists can participate in the design of the cities of the future for the BRICS countries. Anna Kurumchina, director of the Agency for Cultural and Science Diplomacy (Yekaterinburg) and the organizer of the exhibition, shared the details of the international project.
Since the beginning of the unrest in Kazakhstan, some media and Telegram channels have speculated about the threat to Russians living in the Republic. Allegedly, the introduction of CSTO forces would put them in danger due to the rise of Kazakh nationalism. Izvestia talked to Russians living in the country to find out how the January events had affected their relations with Kazakhs. Interviewees claimed that the introduction of CSTO peacekeepers had no effect on interethnic dialogue because the Russians living in the Republic were not associated with Russia - they were locals. However, according to Izvestia's interlocutors, there is still intolerance at the mundane level.