Amendments to the Constitution: is it possible to step twice into the ocean of the Russian language
The current discussion of the amendments to our Constitution (with the upcoming referendum on them) the what there seething emotions. And how could they not be boiling, if the affected matters, as the selection causing real passion. And not the first century.
That's at least "amendment on the Russian language", as it is simplistically called the... stop, but it seems to be, not really and not so much about the Russian language. Literally (talking about the article 68): "the State language of the Russian Federation throughout its territory is Russian as the language of the constituent people, part of a multinational Union of equal peoples of the Russian Federation" — but in fact the same appears in the current language act. That is, the amendment only raises the level of protection the status of the language to the constitutional.
And innovations in the amendment about national languages (by the way, those 277): their status, in accordance with the amendment, now to discriminate did not succeed, and the Constitution will follow based on her legislation. But the amendment completes the final chord: "Culture in the Russian Federation is a unique heritage of its multinational people. Culture is supported and protected by the state".
The answer is all of our history (though the history of many other peoples too). There are many dramatic episodes! For example, Admiral Alexander Shishkov (1754-1841). Look, this man participated in several naval battles against the Swedes, commanded warships, and then led in various positions the entire fleet, and than went down in history? The struggle for the purity of the Russian language literary works. Was, among other things, a speechwriter... how he hated that word... of the Emperor Alexander: was it manifests during a storm in 1812.
The first Slavophile efforts to remove Russian language from the language of the enemy — the French — is a Shishkov