Release:2016, Vol. 2. №2
About the authors:Alexander P. Suntsov, Dr. Sci. (Jur.), Professor, Department of Public Administration and Municipal Management, Tyumen State University; Suncovap@duma72.ru
The article describes the work of the Council of Federation of the Federal Assembly of the Russian Federation, aimed at strengthening the position of the state language of the Russian Federation, maintaining its high status and provision of language literacy of the population. The authors give a classification of the participation form, which are used by the Council of Federation in the maintenance of the status of the Russian language: legislative (including the adoption of bills that do not meet the goal of strengthening the positions of the Russian language on the territory of the Russian Federation), participation in conferences, educational TV programs, roundtables, conducting government hours, organization of the Year of Culture in the federal Subjects. The article describes the laws relating to issues of strengthening the positions of the Russian language on the territory of the Russian Federation, recently reviewed and accepted, and rejected by the Council of Federation of the Federal Assembly of the Russian Federation. The authors give a description of the content of the bills, and the reasons for its adoption or rejection. The article also describes activities conducted by Council of Federation of the of the Federal Assembly of the Russian Federation that promote the Russian language on the territory of the country: participation in the international conference at the “Russian language between Europe and Asia”, the international humanitarian forum the “Russian language in the dialogue of cultures”, the round table on the “Russian language as a key factor in promoting the values of the Russian culture and the unity of Russian society: the way of conservation and development”, holding the “government hour” to hear the reports of science, culture, and art workers, and the representatives of the Russian Federation Government. The authors also show on the example of the Council of Federation of the Federal Assembly of the Russian Federation that in the modern conditions the upper house of parliament is actively involved in the implementation of state policy in the sphere of language protectionism.