Tag Archives: Russian language

Moscow has new English-language radio station

Russia is apparently not a very friendly place for the non-Russian speaker. All signs are in Cyrillic with no helpful English translation, although English is the most-spoken foreign language by its population. This may change though, with the launch of Moscow’s first 24 hour English language radio station. The station will mostly play international music,(…)

“Cleaning up” the Russian language

Following in the footsteps of L’Academie francaise, Russian officials have launched a campaign to “clean up” the Russian language. Russia’s Education and Science Ministry has decided that words borrowed from other languages (loan words) are no longer permissible and Russian words should be used instead. In a project costing around US$150,000, they aim to revise(…)