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The article deals with the problem of the Russian language in the 21 st century. The examples of the distortion of the norms of the Russian language are presented on the basis of monitoring of different types of Russian media. It is noted that at the present stage of the language development a mixture of colloquial vocabulary with the neutral vocabulary is taking place. Emotional-expressive means of expression are enhanced, and social dialects are used. The fact that slang, vernacular elements, vulgarisms, time-filler words are more commonly used even by educated people is of particular concern.

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The problem of the Russian language, loanwords, jargon, common parlance, time-filler words, vulgarisms, emotive, offensive words, language of mass media