• Russian BA/MA student Courtney Silver on her study abroad trip in Kazakhstan
    Russian BA/MA student Courtney Silver on her study abroad trip in Kazakhstan
  • RUSS 2231 students
    Students in Laura Osterman's "Fairy Tales of Russia" class.
  • Romanov study abroad
    CU-Boulder students at the Veche bell on a day trip to Novgorod during CU's study abroad trip to St. Petersburg with Prof. Artemi Romanov.
  • Russian Culture Week
    Russian Spring Festival with Planina, Russian Culture Week.
  • Tatiana Mikhailova teaching
    Tatiana Mikhailova teaching RUSS 3020, Third Year Russian 2.
  • Russian Idol
    Russian theatrical production, "Barmaley," performed by Russian 3020 students during Russian Culture Week.
  • Mark Leiderman teaching
    Mark Leiderman teaching RUSS 3241, Russian Sci-Fi.

Russian is the official language of 148 million people in the Russian Federation. It is also an invaluable tool for anyone interested in the newly independent countries that were formerly part of the Soviet Union: Ukraine, Belarus, Moldova, Estonia, Latvia, Lithuania, Georgia, Armenia, Azerbaijan, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Tadzhikistan, Turkmenistan, and Uzbekistan. The demise of the USSR has brought the 380 million citizens of the former Soviet Union into a wider world of politics, culture, economics, business, and commerce. A knowledge of Russian can be a valuable asset to students in virtually any major. Never have the Russians themselves been more open and eager to communicate with people from other countries who can speak their language.