Russian Federation

UNESCO Chair in Language Education as a Means of Preserving Cultural Heritage (826), established in 2008, at the Pushkin State Russian Language Institute (Russian Federation).


Linguistics, literature, cultural studies and pedagogy.


  • The purpose of the Chair shall be to promote an integrated system of research, training, information and documentation in the field of linguistics, literature, cultural studies and pedagogy.
  • It will serve as a means of facilitating collaboration between high-level, internationally recognized researchers and teaching staff of the University and other institutions in the Russian Federation. 

The primary objective of its activities shall be to :

  • improve the processes linked to the learning and the teaching of the national language as part of the nation’s cultural heritage;
  • study the national languages and cultures, as well as the development of multilingual and multicultural personalities, ensuring that tolerance and respect for humanitarian values and cultural diversity will be inspired.

Host Institution

UNESCO Sector/Office responsible for the Chair/Network

Education, UNESCO Office in Moscow.


Prof. Jury Prokhorov, Pushkin State Russian Language Institute

Work Phone - +7-495-330-89-29/336-02-88
Fax - +7-495-330-85-65
Street - Volgin Str., 6,
City - Moscow
Postal Code - 117485
Country - Russian Federation