The Influence of Political Environment on Language and the Development of the Modern Russia

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politics, language, Russia, linguistics, political environment, political change


The present study analyzes the influence of the political environment on language with a focus on how people address strangers in the country. The study is important to assess how the political environment plays a role in influencing changes in expression and conditions of language. The significance and rationale of the study are provided in detail, explaining the purpose and objectives behind the investigation. Similarly, a comprehensive literature review focuses on the language and its significance, linguistics, a historical view of the Russian language, and Russia's political environment. Previous literature associating politics with the evolution of language in Russia and the impact of political changes on the language are discussed in the paper. The study adopted a pragmatist philosophy with a qualitative method to conduct an in-depth analysis of the research phenomenon. A review-based design was adopted, and secondary data sources were used for data collection. The results revealed that language has undergone various changes due history of political changes in the country and Russian became the means of communication in the country. Last, the strength and limitations of the study are included, along with important recommendations and the scope for future studies.


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Author Biographies

Xiao Chen, Al-Farabi Kazakh National University

Xiao Chen, Postgraduate student, Department of Turkology and Language Theory, Al-Farabi Kazakh National University, Almaty, Kazakhstan. Xiao Chen had studied at full-time master course in Lomonosov Moscow State University during 2012-2014. She graduated with Master's Degree in Linguistics in 2014. Since 2018, Xiao Chen has been studying as postgraduate student at Al-Farabi Kazakh National University. Her research interests are sociolinguistics, comparative linguistics and intercultural communication. Since 2018 she had published lots of research papers on Chinese and Russian addressing terms.

Gulmira Madiyeva, Al-Farabi Kazakh National University

Gulmira Madiyeva, Doctor of Philological Sciences, Professor, Department of Turkology and Language Theory, Al-Farabi Kazakh National University, Almaty, Kazakhstan. G. Madiyeva graduated from the philological faculty of the Abai Kazakh National Pedagogical University by profession Russian language teacher and literature (1979). The range of scientific interests of G. Madiyeva includes problems of onomastics theory, general linguistics, questions of lexicography. G. Madiyeva published about 200 scientific papers works, including 4 monographs, 3 educational manuals, 6 textbooks, 8 methodical recommendations, 2 reference dictionaries. G. Madiyeva received a number of grants: Soros Foundation-Kazakhstan (1998); INTAS; Russian Foundation Mir (2008); foreign trade Committee Republic of Turkey (2007); Committee on languages Ministry of culture and information of the Republic Kazakhstan in the framework of the budget program 005 "Development of the state language and languages of peoples Kazakhstan" (2007); Erasmus Mundus (2013).


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How to Cite

Chen, X., & Madiyeva, G. (2022). The Influence of Political Environment on Language and the Development of the Modern Russia. Journal of Ethnic and Cultural Studies, 9(3), 212–225.



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