Rating of literacy of officials of the Russian Federation

Employees of the Russian Language Institute named after Pushkin and the Ministry of Communication conducted a study of the literacy of public statements. And the speech was not analyzed by TV presenters, journalists and actors - no, it's about politicians.

The study analyzed the public speech of politicians, presented in news and analytical programs on radio and television. After analyzing the 21 rankings, the most famous and influential persons were selected, divided into four categories according to their positions. Errors in their public statements( in news and analytical TV and radio programs) are counted, analyzed and arranged in order. The lower the coefficient, the more errors the politicians make per unit of time.

This is how looks at the literacy rating of Russian officials .

4. Heads of the constituent entities of the Federation: coefficient 2,3

The governors and presidents of the republics speak the worst of all in Russian. They incorrectly put an emphasis in words( "ringing" or "zvonit"), they love the letter "e" and use it where necessary and where not necessary( "academia", "ebata"), are confused in management( "a lot of money for this") and the formation of a comparative degree( "more kinder than we"),( creatively reproduce phraseological units( "cast a shadow on honest people"), and they also like designs in the spirit of "it rained and two artillerymen" and words-parasites

3.Heads of municipalities: 6.3

They make the same mistakes as the heads of the subjects of the Federation, but there are also distinctive features: for example,the abundance of tautology( "correct mastery is also right") or mistakes in pronouncing complex words like "incident." Also, officials of district administrations of cities like to use the plural instead of the single( "product deficiencies"), make mistakes in the formation of words( for example,suffix "-sya" where it is not needed) and incorrectly incline the numerals. "The logical sequence of official speech also suffers.

2. Deputies of the State Duma: 6.4

In addition to common mistakes for politicians, deputies often violate the lexical compatibility of words( "form a question"), use not the prepositions( "from regions"), and generally prefer to speak "reduced Russian"like colloquial and colloquial versions of words( "finally", "nicho" and so on) and abundantly decorate their speech with words-parasites and particles of "mole" and "that's".

1. Federal ministers: 9,4

The first persons of the state are in the lead in this rating. They are expressed practically impeccably competently, making mistakes only in the stress of certain words. Phraseologisms also suffer, paronyms( for example, "competitive" and "competitive") are mixed up with each other, norms of management and construction of offers are violated. And in general, we can say that statesmen express themselves more or less competently. Moreover, scientists note that they have a rich lexical stock, syntactically diverse speech, and the course of thought as a whole is understandable for listeners. However, to visit a couple of trainings and often look in the dictionary still does not interfere.

According to scientists, the public speech of politicians, along with books, films and TV shows, can serve as a role model for the population of the country( it's terrible to imagine what damage the norms of the Russian language were caused by V. Chernomyrdin at one time).By the quality of politicians' speech, the population can judge about their working qualities and competence of the governing bodies as a whole.