Russian language in decline as post-Soviet states reject it

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  1. Throughout

    Throughout Member

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    https://www.ft.com/content/c42fbd1c-1e08-11e7-b7d3-163f5a7f229c
    The Russian language is losing. Good :)

    "Russian has lost more ground than any other language over the past 20 years as newly independent former Soviet states have attempted to assert their linguistic sovereignty.

    The fading influence of the tongue highlights the fading influence of Moscow amid efforts by Vladimir Putin, Russia’s president, to reassert the former superpower’s importance on the world stage with its military interventions in Ukraine and Syria".
     
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    zoom_copter66 Well-Known Member

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    English is the universal language, russian will be a minority language in Russia itself in less than 20 years!
     
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    DennisTate Well-Known Member Past Donor

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    One of the reasons for English to take off in Russia is that
    the Russian people are so used to Russian being used for propaganda that
    they know that if an article is written in English..... there is often at least some
    attempt at objectivity.

    We feel pressure to give some credit when we feel it is deserved.........

    http://www.politicalforum.com/index.php?threads/russia-says-no-to-gmo-seeds.466314/
     
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    zoom_copter66 Well-Known Member

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    Yes....and a lot of it was for propaganda purposes, many of the young people who attend colleges, universities, etc all study English with hopes of getting jobs outside of Russia.
     
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    russian is the regional universal language for ex-sovok. The best example of abs -ly minor and inferior language is ukromova
     
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    wgabrie Well-Known Member Donor

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    Yay English!

    And this English speaking world is good for me because I couldn't learn another language to save my life.
     

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