In Kiev Russian language teachers joined the organization and has established an annual prize

В Киеве преподаватели русского языка объединились в организацию и учредили ежегодную премию

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В Киеве преподаватели русского языка объединились в организацию и учредили ежегодную премию

В Киеве преподаватели русского языка объединились в организацию и учредили ежегодную премию

Photo: golos.ua


В Киеве преподаватели русского языка объединились в организацию и учредили ежегодную премию

In Kiev held a Congress of teachers of Russian language and literature, which adopted the decision on establishment of the public movement “For native language!”, reports Golos.ua.

During the event, teachers expressed support for the bill Eugene Balytsky, and also established a special annual award for support of teachers of Russian language.

Also during the event were elected 2 co-chairs of the movement – Alexander Zheleznyak (Director of the Ukrainian-Russian Institute) and Sergei Aksenenko (ex-MP, a teacher of Russian language).

Among other things, the forum condemned the attack on the family of the head of the faction Opposition bloc in the city Council of Melitopol Galina Danilchenko, which initiated in the city Council action on the protection of the Russian language.

Addressing the gathering, Alexander Zheleznyak, said: “in order to ensure peace and civil peace in the country, to avoid further speculation on a language question, in my opinion, it is necessary to adopt the bill “On providing state support measures for the development, promotion and protection of the Russian language in Ukraine”, developed by the people’s Deputy Evgeny Balitskii”.

In turn, Sergei Aksenenko said that “in February 2015 a sociological survey by KIIS held in all regions of Ukraine, showed that 52% of respondents are in favour of granting the Russian language the status of second official in the regions where it wants the majority of the population.”

The teachers in their speeches noted the danger of cuts because of the cuts in programs Russian language and literature.

In addition, teachers stressed the danger that the adoption of the new “language law” coalition, which, according to them, violates article 10 of the Constitution guaranteeing freedom of use and protection of the Russian language. According to the participants, such initiatives destabilisateur the already tense situation in society.

To promote ideas of forum delegates to the Congress established an annual prize which aims to reward the best teachers of Russian language and literature. To raise funds for the award it was decided to create a website that will become the platform of crowdfunding project.

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