UN Russian Language Day

UN Russian Language Day (Russian: День русского языка Организации Объединенных Наций) is observed annually on June 6.[1] The event was established by the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) in 2010. UN Russian Language Day coincides with the birthday of Alexander Pushkin, a Russian poet who is considered the father of modern Russian language.[1]

United Nations Russian Language Day
День русского языка Организации Объединенных Наций
DateJune 6
Next timeJune 6, 2023 (2023-06-06)
First time2010; 13 years ago (2010)
Related toInternational Mother Language Day,
UN Arabic Language Day,
UN Chinese Language Day,
UN English Language Day,
UN French Language Day,
UN Portuguese Language Day,
UN Spanish Language Day,
UN Swahili Language Day

The initiative of the UN Language Days was launched in February 2010 in order to celebrate multilingualism and cultural diversity and to promote equal use of all six of the UN's official working languages throughout the organization.[2]

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  1. ^ a b Wagner, Ashley (2013-06-06). "Celebrating Russian Language Day". Oxford Dictionaries. Archived from the original on June 8, 2013. Retrieved 30 December 2013.
  2. ^ Shasha, Deng (2010-11-23). "First-ever Chinese Language Day celebrated at UN". Xinghua. Archived from the original on November 17, 2010. Retrieved 30 December 2013.

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