Russian is the most used of the Slavic languages and largest native language in Europe. It is spoken by almost 278 million people across the globe. Russian is one of the six languages spoken at the United Nations.
Why Study Russian?
Russian ranks 5th of the list of languages spoken by the most people with a population of over 270 million. The country expands over two continents and is roughly twice the size of either America or China. Although Russian isn’t one of the easiest languages to learn it isn’t the most difficult. In fact, though the Russian alphabet may seem intimidating at first majority of the 33 letters are borrowed from the English language. Once you have mastered Cyrillic, as it is called, you will soon realize spelling in Cyrillic makes more sense than English spelling.