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  Russian literature   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
Russian literature refers to the literature of Russia or its emigrés;, and to the Russian-language literature of several independent nations once a part of what was historically Russia or the Soviet Union.
Old Russian literature consists of several sparse masterpieces written in the Old Russian language (not to be confused with Church Slavonic).
Medieval Russian literature was overwhelmingly religious in its character and used the an adapted form of thr Church Slavonic language.
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 Russian language - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
Russian belongs to the group of Indo-European languages, and is therefore related to Sanskrit, Greek, and Latin, as well as the modern Germanic, Romance, and Celtic languages, including English, French, and Irish.
A language of political importance in the twentieth century, Russian is one of the official languages of the United Nations.
Russian is the official language of Russia, and an official language of Belarus, Kazakhstan, Tajikistan and Kyrgyzstan.
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 Russian language - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Russian belongs to the family of Indo-European languages, and is therefore related to Sanskrit, Greek, and Latin, as well as the modern Germanic, Romance, and Celtic languages, including English, French, and Irish.
Russian is the official language of Russia, and an official language of Belarus, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, the Autonomous Republic of Crimea (Ukraine) and unrecognized, but de-facto independent, Moldavian Republic of Transdniestria.
The official language remained a kind of Church Slavonic until the close of the seventeenth century, but, despite attempts at standardization, as by Meletius Smotrytsky c. 1620, its purity was by then strongly compromised by an incipient secular literature.
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 Russian language   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
Russian belongs to the group of Indo-European languages, and is therefore related to Sanskrit, Greek, Latin, as well as the modern Germanic, Romance, and Celtic languages, including English, French, and Gaelic.
Russian is the official language of Russia, and an official language of Belarus, Kazakhstan and Kyrgyzstan.
Old Russian also had a third number, the dual, but except for its use in the nominative and accusative cases with the number two (два стула/dva stula/, "two chairs", recategorized today as a genitive singular), it has been lost.
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 Old Russian language - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Old East Slavic language was the language of Kievan Rus', spoken from the 9th to 14th centuries.
It was the ancestor of the East Slavic languages Belarusian, Russian, Rusyn, and Ukrainian.
For the language of Muscovite Russia in the 15th to 17th centuries, see the Muscovite section of History of the Russian language.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Old_Russian_language   (137 words)

 RUSSIAN LANGUAGE - LoveToKnow Article on RUSSIAN LANGUAGE   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
The result is that almost every consonant in Russian can,be pronounced hard or soft, a distinction which is very difficult for a foreigner to make, as his tendency is to overdo the softness and pronounce a full j after the consonant instead of the palatal element melting into it.
Such a language, though less difficult than it is generally supposed, is learned much better if some preliminary study is devoted to the accidence, before the student launches out into conversation, as otherwise the habit may be acquired of disregarding the terminations and speaking very incorrectly.
The Great Russian division includes all other Russian speakersthe main body to the N. and E. of the Little Russians, the settlers in Siberia, the Caucasus and along the southern coast, the educated classes, officials and many townsmen throughout the empire, probably not less than.
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 Russian Language History!   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
Old Slavonic or Old Church Slavic was a language which was used as a common written language used in many Slavic countries.
The Old Slavonic was the liturgical language used in the Russian Orthodox Church.
As Russian become the dominant language in the Russian empire and later in the Soviet Union, the language become one of the most important tool to dominate and russify other people in the region.
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 History of Russian language
However, as time passed, written and spoken language separated, and even though the first one remained as the literary and administrative language until the XVIII Century, it was incomprehensible for most of the population.
Russian language became the dominant language of the Russian Empire, and later the Soviet Union, and one of the most effective weapons to make the territory "Russian" until middle of the 80’s.
Russian is an Indo-European language that belongs to the eastern branch of Slavic languages that spread into Eastern Europe.
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 A History of the Russian Language
Much of what we know about the origins of the Russian language is rooted in the efforts of historians and linguists to delve into the mystery of the past.
As Kiparsky mentions, it "is not spoken of as an independent language until after the Russian Revolution of 1917" when the people of Byelorussia consciously declared themselves "‘independent’ and created for themselves a literary language based on the south-western dialects of the Minsk area" (18-19).
Throughout the history of the Russian language and its predecessors, several drastic revisions have taken place in the written form of the language, in part due to a constant tension between the written and spoken languages.
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 Russian language   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
Russian belongs to the group of Indo-European languages, and is therefore related to Sanskrit, Greek, and Latin, as well as the modern Germanic languagesGermanic, Romance languagesRomance, and Celtic languagesCeltic languages, including English languageEnglish, French languageFrench, and Irish languageIrish/.
Russian is primarily spoken in Russia and, to a lesser extent, the other countries that were once constituent republics of the Soviet UnionUSSR/.
Now, when the border is more open Russian is likely to survive longer, especially when many of the emigrants visit their homelands at least once a year and also have access to Russian web sites and TV channels.
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 Old Russian language
The Old Russian language, also called the Old Ruthenian language, or, perhaps Late Old East Slavic was, in the tenth to the sixteenth centuries, a language spoken, though not exclusively, roughly in the area today occupied by European Russia, Ukraine, Belarus, and parts of Poland and Lithuania.
It should not be confused with the Church Slavonic, Old Church Slavonic nor the Russian languages.
This Old Russian language is the predecessor to the modern Ukrainian, Rusyn or Ruthenian, and Belarusian languages, as well as, of course, to the modern Russian language.
www.brainyencyclopedia.com /encyclopedia/o/ol/old_russian_language.html   (287 words)

Russian (Russian: русский язык, ''russkij jazyk'',) is the most widely spoken language of Europe and the most widespread of the Slavic_languages.
Russian belongs to the group of Indo-European_languages, and is therefore related to Sanskrit, Greek, and Latin, as well as the modern Germanic, Romance, and Celtic languages, including English, French, and Irish.
Russian language is replete with many hundreds of proverbs (''пословица'') and sayings (''поговоркa'').
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 Church Slavonic language - SmartyBrain Encyclopedia and Dictionary
The Church Slavonic language (ru: церковнославя́нский язы́к) is the liturgical language of the Russian Orthodox Church.
Historically, this language is derived from the Old Church Slavonic language by adapting pronunciation and orthography and replacing some old and obscure words and expressions by their vernacular counterparts (for example from the Old Russian language).
Before the 18th century, the Church Slavonic language was in wide use as a general literary language in Russia.
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 Basic facts about Russian language
Russian language belongs to Indoeuropean family, Slavic group, East Slavic branch.
It derived from Old Russian language in 14th-15th centuries from which also Ukrainian and Byelorussian derived.
Its closest relatives are the remaining two East Slavic languages: Ukrainian and Byelorussian, Byelorussian being the closest (I must admit, that in Belarus beyond the countryside people speak only Russian, not Byelorussian, so Byelorussian is possibly endangered language).
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 Pravapis.org - Saying "Nyet" to Russian language
Beyond the Motherland, the language is on the wane
Russian “must be preserved as a language of international discourse,” he said soon after being elected, if only so that the former Soviet states will be “able to compete” in the world at large.
Others say Russian should be kept alive so the countries of the former Soviet bloc, like those of the European Union, will be able to communicate with each other, as Putin points out.
www.pravapis.org /art_no_russian.asp   (1163 words)

 Learn Russian in Russia
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Not only are they benefiting from studying Russian in Russia (proven to be the most successful means of language acquisition), but they are also gaining international work experience teaching English.
For one month the students will be attending intensive Russian language classes and studying the cultural life of Moscow and St Petersburg.
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 Short history of the Russian language
The Slavonic languages retained many features in common especially in grammatical structure, therefore the separate groups were able to use one common written language.
In Russia, Old Church Slavonic remained the written language until the middle of the eighteenth century.
Today Russian is the most important of the Slavic languages and is now one of the major languages of the world.
www.studyrussian.com /MGU/general_about_Russian_language.html   (635 words)

 Old Church Slavic
Overview: A solid knowledge of OCS is indispensable for doing further work in Russian linguistics, whether historical or synchronic; and for approaching Old Russian language and culture.
The study of OCS is placed in its cultural context with readings in Schenker's The Dawn of Slavic.
The Slavic Languages in the Indo-European context, pp.
www.pitt.edu /AFShome/s/l/slavic/public/html/courses/slavic2100   (457 words)

 St.Peterburg State University   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
The programmes are of different length and intensity and are designed for students with different language skills and with different professional needs.
The Special Faculty of Philology is a member of the Russian Society of Teachers of the Russian Language and Literature.
International students who would like to study the Russian language will have a unique opportunity to visit our city during the celebration festivities, to find out more about the Russian history, and to get a first hand experience of the rich and diverse cultural life of the Northern capital.
www.russian4foreigners.spb.ru   (324 words)

 Russian language online tutorial and Russian phrasebook -- WayToRussia.Net guide to Russia
Part 1: Russian alphabet, and grammar: Introduces you to the Russian alphabet, way of pronounciation, grammar, how to form the sentences.
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 Indiana University Department of Slavic Languages & Literatures
The Department of Slavic Languages and Literatures at Indiana University was first organized in 1947 as the Department of Slavic Studies under the leadership of Michael Ginsburg, the university's first professor of Russian.
The department's Summer Workshop in Slavic, East European, and Central Asian Languages (SWSEEL) remains the largest such program in the United States, offering students the opportunity to complete a full year of college language instruction during a single eight-week summer session for reduced tuition rates.
The Department of Slavic Languages and Literatures is located in Ballantine Hall, near the center of the IU-Bloomington campus.
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 Russian Language: Russian Holidays   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
Russian Orthodox Christmas is celebrated two weeks later than in Catholic countries.
This spring day went down in the chronicle of the USSR as the end of the Great Patriotic War (1941-1945), the most dramatic war in Russian history.
Russia's newest holiday, which commemorates the adoption in 1991 of the Declaration of Sovereignty of the Russian Federation.
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 Russian Studies at Bucknell University
The old Russian Empire has undergone a major revolution.
Unlike the earlier revolution, however, which removed the nations of the USSR from the world community, the second revolution has brought them back into that community.
The Russian studies program is geared toward teaching students about these changes.
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 [No title]   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
Date: Fri, 28 Mar 1997 10:37:52 +0900 From: yasuo URAI Subject: OCR for old Russian Text To: RUSTEX-L@LISTSERV.ACSU.BUFFALO.EDU Status: RO Dear Sirs, One of my colleagues who studies the old Russian language wishes to compile a electronic data from printed text of "Polnoe Sobranie Russkikh Letopisej" with the aid of OCR.
We need not show "jat'" on the display directly (it is enough for us to display jat' by another letter) In such a case, which OCR software might be most suitable for this work (on the base of Windows) ?
I don't know whether electronic data concerning the old Russian language has already existed somewhere.
www.caida.org /broido/rustex/970327_ocr.html   (125 words)

 Russian language
I want to tell to you, as you can say in Russian some phrases and words.
I think there will be cool if you in conversation with the friends or parents will say some words in Russian.
If you want to know any other words, write to me, and I with pleasure will answer.
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 Articles - Russian language   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
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