Vladimir Putin signed a law that prohibits the use of foreign words with Russian synonyms when the language is used as a state language. The document is posted on the official Internet portal for legal information and enters into force from the moment of its publication. RBC writes about it.
Amends the existing law “On the State Language of the Russian Federation”. The state language must be used by representatives of authorities and officials. The amendment also controls the observance by officials of the norms of the modern Russian literary language.
It is not allowed to use words and expressions that do not correspond to modern literary standards, including obscene language. The exception is also made by foreign words that do not have commonly used analogues in the Russian language.
The document also indicates the areas where the use of Russian is required as the state language. This is the field of education, use in state and municipal information systems, as well as in information for consumers of goods (works and services). If the listed areas contain a text in a foreign language, it must be equivalent in location and technical layout to Russian.
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