Vice Speaker of the State Duma Tolstoy announced the need to rely on the Russian language
Vice Speaker of the State Duma Pyotr Tolstoy announced the need to create a single language space in Russia. He wrote about this in his Telegram channel.
Russia needs to rely on its own language and all signs must be written in Russian, the lawmaker pointed out. He promised to provide a grace period to replace the plates. Those who refuse to change the sign, according to Tolstoy, will be “forced” to do so.
In this case, he reasoned, the citizens of the country will be able to feel at home. For tourists, he suggested leaving the translation in small print.
Tolstoy also lamented that with the help of “stupid borrowings and Anglicisms, officials mask the absence of meaningful thoughts.” Young people do not know Russian synonyms at all, having replaced their native speech with distorted English.
Earlier, State Duma Speaker Vyacheslav Volodin said that deputies of the lower house of parliament had begun discussing a bill banning outdoor advertising in foreign languages in Russia. Elena Yampolskaya, chairwoman of the State Duma Committee on Culture, specified that outdoor advertising in foreign languages would not be completely banned, the bill was intended to protect against “anglicism encroachments on unprotected elements of trademarks.”