Everything you need to know before going to Russia Whether you’re hoping to discover the Russian countryside via the Transsiberian railway between Moscow and Vladivostok, or you’re hoping to dip into a bit of Russian culture in St Petersburg and Lake Baikal, it’s always best to do a bit of research before hopping on the […]
23 May 2021∙9 minutes to read
How to Learn Russian An anonymous wit once said, “A Western communist is someone who loves everything about Russia, aside from the idea of having to live there.” A breathtaking history, a very rich culture, and an influential role in world geopolitics: these are all general qualities we could attribute to Russia. The Russian language […]
23 May 2021∙14 minutes to read
Basic Russian Grammar for Beginners Eager to start learning Russian and find out more about the land of the Tsars, maybe even take a trip to Moscow or St. Petersburg? Learn to read Tolstoy or Pushkin or other greats of Russian literature in the original language? Wonderful! This Slavic language is spoken by about 154 […]
23 May 2021∙10 minutes to read
How to Teach Children Russian “You can never understand one language until you understand at least two.” - Geoffrey Willans Whether it’s through language lessons, time spent abroad, or teaching yourself, it’s usually easier to learn a language when you’re a child. Learning Russian from a young age gives children the time to specialise in […]
5 April 2021∙6 minutes to read
Student Ideas To Immerse Yourself In Russian Culture Want to learn to speak Russian? Do you have Russian in your blood, family living in Russia or perhaps a special friend who is a Russian native? Or perhaps you just love languages and feel that learning Russian is a good next challenge for you? The best […]
28 May 2019∙12 minutes to read
How to Get the Most Out of Your Time in Russia “Russia has twelve different time zones just to weave its immense tapestry” - Sylvain Tesson It’s difficult to envisage a trip to Russia where you get to see everything. It’s the biggest country in the world, there’s a lot to do. Whether you’re going […]
18 March 2019∙6 minutes to read
The Most Important Aspects of Russian Culture “The whole world recognizes Russia's cultural achievements. It is impossible to imagine the world culture without Russian culture, without our music and literature.” - Vladimir Putin When we talk about Russian culture, we also are referring to famous people like Chekhov and Tolstoy, as well Russian history, the […]
14 March 2019∙6 minutes to read
The Guide to Teaching Russian “Once you stop learning, you start dying.” - Albert Einstein In England alone, there are 11.7 million children in primary schools and secondary schools. This is a lot of potential students to learn Russian. But teaching languages isn’t necessarily easy. As a private tutor, you’ll need to decide what kind of […]
11 February 2019∙7 minutes to read
What Are the Prerequisites for Teaching Russian? “Better to be slapped with the truth than kissed with a lie.” - Russian Proverb The number of people learning how to speak Russian as a second language has increased in recent years. Would you like to be one of the people teaching them? If you want to […]
1 February 2019∙6 minutes to read
All You Need to Know About Russian Language and Culture! Russia fascinates as much as it intrigues: the largest country on the planet, it spans two continents. The Russian Federation gifts its literature, its Russian architecture and its incomprehensible language to the interested Anglophone. However, deciphering Russian writing or Russian culture is not so complicated as it […]
20 February 2018∙6 minutes to read
Our Advice for learning Russian The Russian language is spoken by more than 280 million people worldwide and for many is an intriguing language that mystifies and fascinates. It’s a relatively unpopular language among Americans, at least since the end of the cold war, and most students in high school today often choose to study […]
20 February 2018∙8 minutes to read
Mastering the Russian Alphabet as a Russian Student "In language lies death or life. " Russian proverb Well, that sets the tone...now it is up to you to show us that you are full of vigor and vitality, ready to fight with all the difficulties that may arise on...the path to learning Russian! It's clear […]
20 February 2018∙7 minutes to read
Best Learning Methods for the Russian Language Russian is spoken by 260 million speakers and is considered the third most complex language to learn according to the MosaLingua learning platform. So what are the best ways to learn to speak Russian like a local? How to Learn Russian on Your Own Are you lacking the […]
20 February 2018∙8 minutes to read
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Russian is an Important Language
A breathtaking history, a very rich culture, and an influential role in world geopolitics: these are all general qualities we could attribute to Russia.
The Russian language counts more than 280 million speakers, making it the 7th most spoken language on the planet, just ahead of French. In fact, 146.5 million people speak Russian as their mother tongue, and about just as many – 135 million – speak it as a second language.
Russian-speaking people are mainly found in Russia, but also in the former Soviet Socialist Republics which, for more than 70 years, had Russia imposed on them by successive Soviet leaders: Kazakhstan, Belarus, Kyrgyzstan, Ukraine, Uzbekistan, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan, Mongolia, Azerbaijan, Georgia, Armenia, Estonia, Latvia, Lithuania, Moldova, to the former Yugoslavia and the former GDR (East Germany), where Russian was taught in schools before the breakdown of the Soviet republic in 1991.
In fact, many European countries still use the Cyrillic alphabet for their national language, in Bosnia and Herzegovina, in Serbia, in Bulgaria, in Belarus, in Ukraine, and in the Baltic States.
In these countries, Russian and the Cyrillic alphabet is still important because of political forces of the 20th century. Moreover, Russian is still a lingua franca in the Caucasus and Asia Minor.
Russian comes from the Slavic languages and is one of the official languages of the UN. The Cyrillic alphabet is also the third official alphabet of the European Union after Latin and Greek since the accession of Bulgaria on 1 January 2007.
In any case, speaking Russian can be a considerable asset!