The Governor of Kursk region Roman Starovoit decided to penalize officials for spelling errors.

The head of the region said that he considers unacceptable any mistakes in official correspondence.

"Before it did oral comments, but after the last two occasions I had to resort to disciplinary punishment: stripped of the perpetrators of the award over the quarter," he said in comments owned by Grigory Berezkin RBC.

According to the Governor, now all the employees of the regional administration and the candidates to the personnel reserve are tested for knowledge of Russian language.

In regional administration have a proofreader, but often after screening to the document it is necessary to amend or Supplement, which often contain errors, said Starovoit.