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Book chapter

Moscow: Diversity in disguise

P. 220-236.
Федорова К. С., Baranova V. V.

Both Russian speakers and language planners underestimate the linguistic diversity of the city. Moscow is perceived and promoted as a monolingual megalopolis. The multilingualism is considered as a quality of ethnic regions forming a periphery of Russia while its capital keeps a monolingual and stable character.