Russian Day at the UN

“As a material of literature, the Slavic-Russian language has an undeniable superiority before all European ones: his fate was extremely happy. In the XI century, the ancient Greek language suddenly discovered his vocabulary, the treasury of harmony, granted him the laws of his thoughtful grammar, his excellent turnover, a magnificent course of speech; In a word, he adopted it, thus eliminating it from slow improvements in time. By itself, it is already sonorous and expressive, he has borrowed flexibility and correctness. The common adverb had to be separated from the book; But subsequently they became close, and such is the element given to us for the message of our thoughts. ” A.S. Pushkin
June 6, on the birthday of the great Russian poet A.S. Pushkin, in the framework of the program for supporting and developing multilingualism and cultural diversity, the UN day is celebrated in the Russian language. One of the goals of this program is to maintain the equality of all six official languages ​​of the UN: English, Arabic, Spanish, Chinese, Russian and French.
The decision to hold the days of languages ​​was made by the Department of Public Information (the current Department of Global Communications) on the eve of the International Day of the Native Language, celebrated annually on February 21 at the initiative of UNESCO. The aim of the days of the UN languages ​​is to increase awareness of the history, culture and development of each of the six official languages ​​of the UN among the employees of the organization. Each language is given the opportunity to find its own unique approach and develop its own program of events of the day, including the invitation of famous poets and writers and the development of information and thematic materials.
Cultural events, among others, may include the performance of musical and literary works, contests, exhibitions, lectures, pop ideas and performances of cultural figures, conducting days of national cuisine and performing folklore groups, demonstration of films and express lessons of the language for those who want to study another From the official languages ​​of the UN.