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Implementation of the law on the languages of the Republic of Tatarstan

Implementation of the law on the languages of the Republic of Tatarstan

At the House of the Tatarstan Government of, chaired by the Prime Minister of Tatarstan Ildar Khalikov, a regular meeting of the updated Council on the implementation of on the languages of the Republic of Tatarstan under the Cabinet of Ministers of the Republic of Tatarstan took place.

The event was attended by Chief of Staff of the President of the Republic of Tatarstan Asgat Safarov, Deputy Prime Minister – Minister of Education and Science Engel Fattakhov, representatives of ministries and departments was held.

On the implementation of the law on languages and the state program “Preservation, study and development of the state languages of the Republic of Tatarstan and other languages in the Republic of Tatarstan for 2014-2020” and perfecting of legislative regulation of RT state bilingualism Deputy Prime Minister of Tatarstan –

Minister of Education and Science Engel Fattakhov reported.

It was noted that aimed at promoting the official languages and languages of the peoples living in Tatarstan 25 events have been held: contests of dictations and essays, creative competitions, scientific conferences, competitions in native languages with a total coverage of more than 20 thousand people.

In connection with the intensive development of information technologies, requiring expanded and improved use of languages in info-communications environment, measures have been implemented for Tatar localization of modern operating systems, application software packages, electronic devices, creating electronic bloc of the Tatar language.

Engel Fattakhov stressed the importance and relevance of the functioning of parity in the official languages at organization and holding mass and cultural events. In accordance with the Resolution of the RT Cabinet of Ministers “cultural events are held in Russian, as well as, at the discretion of the organizers in the Tatar language.” “I think that this by-law does not fully take into account the republican law regarding equality of the official languages of the republic”, – said the speaker.

It has also been said about the organization of courses for state and municipal employees, employees of budgetary institutions of education business Tatar and Russian.

At the end, Engel Fattakhov voiced a number of proposals to ensure effective implementation of the language policy of the Republic of Tatarstan: in particular, the strengthening of control over the issue of the use of the official languages of the Republic Tatarstan in the media, the official visual attributes, and descriptive information; increased use of the Tatar language in RT public administration, etc.

Commenting on the report, Ildar Khalikov noted that language policy should be implemented in the field of pre-school education. “The child should be taught to love their mother tongue from kindergarten, from an early age,” – he said.

Also at the meeting, a report was made on the draft Concept of teaching Russian language and literature in educational institutions of the Russian Federation. Materials of the Concept cause a lot of questions from the Council on the implementation of language legislation of Tatarstan. For example, according to the document, the activities of national educational institutions of the Russian Federation declared a direct

threat to Russia’s national security. The Council has decided to prepare an appeal to the Chairman of the Russian State Duma Sergei Naryshkin on elaboration of a draft based on the comments and suggestions made at today’s meeting, the press service of the President of the Republic of Tatartsan informs.

According to the materials of IA “Tatar-inform”

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