In 1882, the remarkable writer IS Turgenev wrote a small but hopeful poem in prose: “In days of doubt, in the days of painful meditations about the fate of my Motherland, you are my only support and support, oh, great, powerful, truthful and free Russian, do not be you – how not to fall into despair at the sight of everything that is happening at home? But you can not believe that such a language was not given to the great people! “
We would like to reveal the topic chosen by us on the basis of this statement. The Russian language is great, powerful, truthful and free, as it enables the Russian people to express any thoughts and feelings, not in one but in many ways. Through the language, any person can be free, since what is forbidden can be expressed in words.
As you know, the Russian language belongs to the eastern group of Slavic languages. It is used as a language of interethnic communication in the former Soviet Union republics. On it are written
the most important world documents, international agreements and treaties, the language is used at scientific conferences in which scientists from different countries participate. The number of speakers in Russian is over 250 million people. Russian language has become a universally recognized world language since the middle of the 20th century. Many words of the Russian language have entered into many languages of the peoples of the world without translation. These borrowings from the Russian language have been observed for a long time, as early as the 16th and 17th centuries, the Europeans learned Russian through the Russian language: the Kremlin, the tsar, the boyar, the Cossack, the caftan, the hut, the balalaika, the kopek, the samovar, the sarafan, the ditty and many others. As evidence of the attention of political life in Russia to other countries in the languages of the peoples of the world, words like:
Most of the inhabitants of our planet recognize Russian as one of the most common, rich, flexible and picturesque languages. At one time he allowed such famous and talented writers as Pushkin,
Lermontov, Gogol and many others to bring to the readers their magnificent works in which they proved how beautiful and amazing the Russian language is. Good knowledge of the language has always helped scientists to share their discoveries with people. For centuries the masters of the word brought the Russian language to the fineness, creating for us a grammar, a dictionary, exemplary texts. Studying the language, people from different countries join the treasures of Russian culture, get acquainted with the achievements of modern science and technology. The richness of the Russian language lies in its natural abundance, beauty and strength, which evokes the admiration of European peoples. But to take advantage of all his treasures, you need to know him well, be able to own it. Language proficiency opens up endless possibilities for creativity and knowledge. Russian language should be loved and studied tirelessly, but also look for new ways of expressing new thoughts.
“The Russian language is stubborn: without constant work, it is not necessary to overdo it… It is necessary to write every day, that is, to work on the language.” Language is an instrument, hardly harder than the violin itself. ” are the words of the poet P. Vyazemsky. Working on language means constantly improving your language. The best way to improve a language is by constantly reading art and educational literature.
The Russian language is an incomparable heritage that we received from previous generations, we are obliged to keep it clean, accurate and expressive. A serious problem now is the extraordinary clogging of the modern Russian language with foreign borrowings. We must try to keep the purity of our language as a sacred thing, because the future of the Russian people directly depends on this.
Only a beautiful and rich Russian language can display so wonderfully and accurately all the delights of the most important and valuable concepts, such as love, nature, the spiritual world of man. Only he is able to form a true civic position of the individual, to spiritualize the whole people and his entire Motherland. The Russian language has many advantages over other languages: one and the same thought can be expressed in various ways, using different expressions. The national language includes not only a literary language, but also folk dialects and vernaculars.
The creator of the Russian literary language is A. Pushkin, who connected the literary Russian language of previous epochs with the nationwide spoken language. The language of the Pushkin era was basically preserved to the present day. Literary language unites living generations, people understand each other, because they use only linguistic norms.
“The language of the people is the best, never fading and ever again blossoming color of his whole spiritual life.” In the bright, transparent depths of the national language, not only the nature of Russia, but the whole history of spiritual life is reflected. ” (K. Ushinsky). From year to year the Russian language becomes more beautiful and picturesque.
We would very much like the new generation to become a true connoisseur, a zealous guardian, friend and protector of the Russian language. Also, in order for language classes to give people the joy of new discoveries. Despite all the difficulties of the modern period, we should not forget that the Russian language is our national treasure and we must treat it as a national treasure – to keep and multiply.