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The world of Russian language - a short introduction

Russian is spoken as first language by over 160 million people mostly in Russia and states having belonged to the Soviet Republic. It was also widely taught as second language in Warsaw Pact countries of Eastern and Central Europe.
Russian uses the Cyrillic alphabet, which is based on the Greek alphabet with some Hebrew letters to represent sounds alien to the Greek writing system.

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The following pages aim to give a short introduction to Russian language. Find out fascinating Russian language facts, a short summery of important Russian grammar characteristics and Russian varieties or dialects.

Learning a foreign language is fun, but it has it pitfalls. Many of those can be avoided by taking the royal road to learning Russian and studying Russian directly where it is spoken!

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