UN Russian Language Day

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United Nations Russian Language Day
(День русского языка Организации Объединенных Наций)
Date June 6
Next time 6 June 2018 (2018-06-06)
Frequency annual
Related to International Mother Language Day,
UN Arabic Language Day, UN Chinese Language Day, UN English Language Day, UN French Language Day, UN Spanish Language Day

UN Russian Language Day 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 Aleksandr Pushkin, a Russian poet who is considered the father of modern Russian literature.[1]

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. Retrieved 30 December 2013. 
  2. ^ Shasha, Deng (2010-11-23). "First-ever Chinese Language Day celebrated at UN". Xinghua. Retrieved 30 December 2013. 

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