Permanent Representative of Russia to the UN Vasily Nebenzya announced the unifying role of the Russian language around the world, including at the UN. He expressed this opinion on Sunday, June 6, in his welcoming speech before the virtual concert of the United Nations Chamber Music Society, held in honor of the International Day of the Russian Language. The broadcast was conducted on the website of the world organization.
“Russian is the language of a great culture, uniting people and peoples around the globe, and, of course, in the UN,” TASS quotes Nebenzya.
The Russian permanent representative also recalled that Russian is one of the six official languages of the world organization. In addition, he pointed out that the organized concert “underlines the international recognition of our culture, one of the most important elements of which is the great and mighty Russian language.”
During the virtual concert, musicians from all over the world performed works by Russian composers.
On the same day, UNESCO Director General Audrey Azoulay in a video message on the occasion of the International Day of the Russian Language said that the Russian language has made a great contribution to the development of world culture, science, education, communication and other spheres of society.
The Day of the Russian Language is traditionally celebrated on June 6, the birthday of the great Russian poet Alexander Sergeevich Pushkin. The International Day of the Russian Language was established by the UN in 2010, and in 2011 the Day of the Russian Language became a Russian public holiday. It was established to preserve, support and further develop the Russian language as a national heritage of the peoples of the Russian Federation.