Russian Language in Post-Soviet World : Going Away and Return? Experience of Mongolia. Materials of International Research and Practice Conference, Ulaanbaatar, 15 – 16 September 2010

Еditor: Sergey Panarin
Compilator: Sergey Panarin

Institut vostokovedeniya RAN, Mongol`skij gosudarstvenny`j universitet nauki i texnologii

Moskva, 2012, 206 pages

ISBN: 978-99929-66-59-9

Cover, the title and the other side of the title of this edition are in Mongolian too.
This collection of articles is based on the materials of the International Research and Practice Conference held by Mongolian State University of Science and Technology (MSUST) together with the Institute of Oriental Studies, RAS, and with the participation of the University of Bergamo and Russian Center opened in MSUST. This conference was held on 15 – 16 September 2010 in Ulaanbaatar. The scientists from Mongolia, Russia, Great Britain, and Italy took part in it. The book consists of four parts. The first part presents the articles dealing with the place of the Russian language outside the territory of Russia and changing of its role in some countries, mainly in Mongolia, as well as in Kazakhstan, Great Britain, Italy. The second part is wholly devoted to the status of the Russian language in Mongolia, to the problems of the language teaching. The third part collected the works by Mongolian experts in Russian language and literature, their influence of the Mongolian culture, difficulties in translation from Russian into Mongolian. The fourth part includes the texts about interaction between Russian and Buriat languages. Mongolian experience allows to be cautiously optimistic about the prospects of the Russian language outside Russia. After the retreat in the 1990s Russian language is gradually returning to the country as a language of communication, education and culture, but now in a highly competitive environment of other languages, primarily English. The book is meant for postgraduates, lecturers, scientists, as well as for all those who are interested in relations between Russia and Mongolia, the place of the Russian language in modern world.