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.
Click on the country to find out more
on Russian courses in Russia!
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!