The Deputy of Leningrad region, asked the RAS to develop a Russian Latin alphabet

© Fotolia / Konstantin SutyaginБуквы. Archival photoThe Deputy of Leningrad region, asked the RAS to develop a Russian Latin alphabet© Fotolia / Konstantin Sutyagin

The Deputy of legislative Assembly of Leningrad region Vladimir Petrov sent a letter to the Ministry of education and science and the Russian Academy of Sciences (RAS) with the request to consider the proposal of creating a second Russian alphabet based on the Latin alphabet.

«I ask you to examine the arguments in favor of a uniform Latin Russian alphabet and its parallel implementation to use and to study in Russian educational institutions», — stated in the appeal to the Minister of education of the Russian Federation Olga Vasilyeva. A copy of the document is at the disposal of RIA Novosti.

According to the Deputy, in recent years the Russian language has undergone many changes and transformation related to a serious jump in technological progress and introduction of various innovations in the daily routine of people.

«Millions of our compatriots are using science and technology for online communication, including international communication platforms. Unfortunately, not each site supports the Russian language encoding, and not every gadget can have Russian layout. Worldwide international language in Internet is English,» he writes.

However, Petrov indicates that since the XIX century, up until the 30-ies of the last century in Russia discussed the possibility of establishing a second alphabet — based on Latin script.

«For example, a parallel Latin alphabet already exist in the Serbian and Belarusian languages», — said the Deputy.

In his opinion, if in Russia there was adopted a single Russian Latin, many of the issues associated with integration in the international technical and technological processes that would disappear by themselves.

In addition, as in the case with the reform of the Turkish language in the early XX century, Russian Latin alphabet could draw attention and interest to studying Russian culture and language in the West, among the inhabitants of countries whose language is based on the Latin alphabet, the MP believes.

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