Cosmopolitanism or Russification?

Cosmopolitanism or Russification?

When you have to communicate with those who do not know their native language, then when asking why they do not speak it, they often answer that they are “cosmopolitans” and “for peace in the world ”.

At the same time, they cannot answer why the cosmopolitan world should be in Russian. “It happened so historically.”

It happened so historically that a significant part of our ancestors were killed so that we did not speak our native languages and did not know them. This is the world of cosmopolitanism on the blood. Cosmopolitanism is another name for mankurtism.

The more our national histories are erased, the more there are those who call themselves cosmopolitans. Now our peoples include half of these cosmopolitans.

Infographics, based on the results of the All-Russian Population Census for 2021, showed how the largest peoples of Russia, that is, Russians, Chechens, Tuvans, Altaians, Karachays + Balkars, Turks, Nogais, Yakuts (Sakha) Kumyks, Ossetians, Kabardians + Circassians, Ingush, Avars, Komi, Komi-Permyaks, Buryats, Adyghes, Lezgins, Chuvashs, Maris, Udmurts, Dargins, Bashkirs, Tatars, Gypsies, Kalmyks, Tabasarans, Aguls, Crimean Tatars, Tajiks, Laks, Turkmen, Kyrgyz, Azerbaijanis speak “Russian and title languages”.

Here is a commentary from the Ukrainian After Russia TG channel, which analyzes centrifugal movements in the current Russian Federation.

Infographics reflect language proficiency, but not depth (i.e., the quality of mastery). For example, the striking figures for Chechens do not reflect the fact that even the most educated speakers do not understand the significance and necessity of developing the language, strengthening its position in the education system, in the sphere of mass culture. Fewer speakers are able to write and speak Chechen on non-everyday topics (the situation in this regard has been deteriorating over the years).

Among the first 10 positions, despite common stereotypes, there are many non-Muslim peoples: Tuvans, Altaians, Yakuts, Ossetians. By the way, Ossetians, despite the obvious antipathy towards them on our part (as towards Russian proxies in the Caucasus), are very different from other peoples of the North Caucasus in their holistic and consistent language policy.

In the top ten there are only two peoples of Dagestan, and both are Turkic – both Nogais and Kumyks. This once again confirms the statement that the Turks of Dagestan are head and shoulders above the Ando-Tsez peoples in terms of education and resistance to assimilation.

The Avars, although they speak their native language much worse than the Nogais and Kumyks – they, according to official statistics, also know Russian worse than the same Turks of Dagestan. In fact, the real situation with the Avar proficiency among the Avars is even more catastrophic – primarily because of the difficulty of the Avar language to learn and use. The Avar has a mobile stress (changing the meaning of words), reduction of vowels and ablaut (morphologically determined alternation of vowels of the word root in different grammatical forms). The Kumyk language, like the Nogai, belongs to agglutinative languages, they are characterized by vowel harmony (in other words, a constructor language with clear word-building rules and constant stress). This greatly simplifies their study and promotes dissemination among non-Turks.

The situation with the Tatar language, despite the fact that the Volga Tatars have their own republic, continues to deteriorate. The situation is similar with the Bashkirs, who are not much ahead of the Tatars.

The Komi have the best situation with the preservation of their native language.

Erzya and Moksha did not even get into the rating. Their situation is simply catastrophic and demonstrates what awaits the Finno-Hungarian peoples in the Russian Federation in the foreseeable future.

The Laks are the most russified people of Dagestan. The state of their language is even worse than the state of the Crimean Tatar language, the language of the people who survived colossal upheavals in the ХХ and ХХІ centuries, including deportations, mass migration caused by the occupation (2014), the terror of Russians in the occupied Crimea, etc.


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