OREANDA-NEWS  Russian senators have approved a law on restricting the use of foreign words in the Russian language, with the exception of those that do not have common analogues.

Russian is the official language of the Russian people. The document amends the Law "On the State Language", in particular, it establishes the status of Russian as the language of the state-forming people.

Russian Language The document introduces the concept of "norms of the modern Russian literary language", they will be recorded in dictionaries, grammars and reference books, on special information resources.

Russian also proposes to establish a list of spheres with strict observance of the norms of the modern Russian literary language. These are education, the media, public speaking, state and municipal systems. Russian officials, state and municipal information systems are proposed to establish a norm - not to use foreign words if they have Russian analogues.