The collection, dedicated to the Russian language as the state language of the Russian Federation, was formed by September 1, 2015 and included 539 units. July 2015 the collection was significantly enriched, currently it contains 1176 units.
The Russian language is one of the basics of the Russian statehood, the culture of people of our country. It forms and unites the nation, it is the language of interethnic communication between the peoples of Russia, as well as one of the languages of international communication. Materials of the collection disclose the main stages of development of the Russian language (from its origin to the present), researches in the field of the Russian language, studying of the language in educational institutions and within self-training, state policy in the language environment.
The collection includes manuscripts and publications of monuments of Russian literature, archives, research papers (including theses and dissertations abstracts), dictionaries and reference books, teaching aids of various kinds and levels.
To form a collection were brought materials from the Russian State Library funds, the N. K. Krupskaya Moscow Regional State Scientific Library, the Federal Service of the Russian Federation, protection of the Russian State Historical Archives, the State Public Historical Library, the Library for Natural Sciences of the Russian Academy of Sciences, the Pushkin State Russian Language Institute, the Vladimir Regional Universal Scientific Library, the V. V. Vinogradov Institute of Russian Language Academy of Sciences, the National Library of the Republic of Karelia, the National Library of the Chuvash Republic, the Library of the Moscow Theological Academy, the Russian Book Chamber, the Ryazan Regional Universal Scientific Library, the Omsk State Regional Scientific Library, the Russian State Pedagogical University, the Russian National Library, the Center for Information Technology and systems of enforcement authorities, the Chuvash state Institute of humanities, the Library of the Russian Presidential Administration, the National Republic of Buryatia library, the Republic of Komi National library, the Voronezh State University, the Tyumen State University, the Chelyabinsk State Pedagogical University, the Moscow State Regional University, the St. Petersburg state University of Kazan (Volga) federal University and other organizations.
Digital collection "The Russian language" is of interest for research and education community, linguists, specialists in the popularization of the Russian language on the Internet, as well as a wide range of users, who love and appreciate the native language.
- The section contains studies on the Russian language, as well as editions on the practical study, didactics and methodology of teaching Russian language (including to those for whom it is a non-native language). The presented materials cover the curricula and programs, the main methods of teaching and learning. The section includes publications of some first grammars of the Russian language by M. Smotritsky and M. V. Lomonosov.