A Traveller’s Guide to 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 to Saint Petersburg, visiting Lake Baikal, reliving history on Red Square, […]
19 March 2019 ∙ 6 minutes reading time
Russian Culture at a Glance
“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 Russian revolution, the Russian president, and the […]
15 March 2019 ∙ 6 minutes reading time
How to Teach 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 tutor you’ll be, find students, […]
12 February 2019 ∙ 6 minutes reading time
How to Become a Russian Teacher
“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 teach in British primary schools or secondary […]
2 February 2019 ∙ 6 minutes reading time
How To Navigate Russian Grammar
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 million people worldwide, and while […]
29 January 2019 ∙ 9 minutes reading time
Learning Russian, Step By Step
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 counts more than 280 […]
5 March 2018 ∙ 14 minutes reading time
What You Need to Know Before You Head to The Country of The Tsars
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 plane! You shouldn’t plan any visits to Russia without […]
5 March 2018 ∙ 9 minutes reading time
A Comprehensive Guide to 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 may seem: the Nordic country also wants to encourage Anglo-Russian […]
5 March 2018 ∙ 6 minutes reading time
How to Improve Your Russian Language Skills
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 Spanish, French, Latin - even […]
5 March 2018 ∙ 8 minutes reading time
Mastering Russian Writing is A Whole Process!
"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 that the twenty-first century has dilapidated the literary heritage […]
5 March 2018 ∙ 7 minutes reading time
What Are The Best Ways to Learn Russian?
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? Are you lacking the budget needed to join a Russian language school? Is this a personal challenge? In […]
5 March 2018 ∙ 7 minutes reading time
The Best Resources to Learn Russian
Far from prejudices related to the former USSR – communism or the plains of snow of Siberia – the Russian language reigns as the master language among the Slavic languages of Eastern Europe. It's the official language in many different states, such as Belarus, Kazakhstan and Kyrgyzstan. This idiom is the sixth most spoken language […]
5 March 2018 ∙ 7 minutes reading time
Learn Russian With a Russian Tutor
On Superprof, Russian teachers are at your disposal to help you discover the Russian language and the culture of Russia with private lessons adapted to your level.
Are you looking for a Russian tutor to introduce you to to the language or want to learn to read and write in Russian?
Do you want to improve your pronunciation or prepare for a trip to Russia?
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It is often said that learning Russian - grammar, vocabulary and pronunciation - is challenging because you will need to learn the Cyrillic alphabet and a new set of sounds.
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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!