Russian

Russian Revival?

Since the collapse of the Soviet Union over 20 years ago, the importance of Russian as an international language has dwindled. However, over the last few months, there seems to have been a resurgence...

Syrian Offers Russian in All High Schools

The Syrian government has decided to make Russian classes available in all high schools. The plans follow a visit from Russian Deputy Prime Minister Dmitry Rogozin last month.The news, announced by Former Russian Prime...

Kiev Affords Russian Recognition but Denies Official Status

In a bid to appease separatists, Ukraine’s parliament has announced agreement on a so-called "Memorandum of Peace and Accord" which gives Russian language some recognition but not "official" status.The parliamentary decree actively recognizes and...

Ukraine Attempts to Appease Russian Speakers

Ukraine's de facto president and prime minister have today offered to strengthen the constitutional right to use the Russian language to try to defuse separatist movements.In a joint televised address, acting President Oleksander Turchinov...

Estonia Suppresses Russian

Moscow has accused the Estonian government of denying the rights of the Russian-speaking Estonian population in response to a rejected petition for four Russian-language high schools in Tallinn.Konstantin Dolgov, the Russian Foreign Ministry’s envoy for...

Alaska Home to Rare Russian Dialect

Linguists to compile dictionary from septuagenarian speakers by 2014.A Russian settlement in Alaska that became isolated from the Russian Empire when the U.S. bought the Alaska Territory in 1867 still speaks a rare Russian...

Russian Language Day

Moscow’s Renaissance Moscow Olympic Hotel offers a unique opportunity to learn Russian and become closer to the Russian culture.Every Tuesday at 6:30pm in the 7 Sisters Café, a professional Russian language tutor awaits the...

Latvians Reject Proposal for Russian as Official Language

On Saturday, February 18, Latvians rejected a proposal to give Russian status as an official language of the state. According to the Christian Science Monitor, Russian is not only considered the mother tongue of...