Russian belongs to the Eastern-Slavonic group of languages included into the Indo-European linguistic family. Today’s written script exists since 1918, but goes back to the original Cyrillic alphabet. It contains 33 letters, 21 of which transmit consonant sounds, 6 – vowel sounds, and 4 combinations of [j] and a vowel sound. The Cyrillic alphabet was created in the 9th century based on the Greek written language by adding several letters.
Why Learn Russian Language.?
Russia is a regional power and is returning as a world power
Russia has associations with the former Soviet republics of Central Asia, such as a customs union and collective security treaty organization. Key Russian politicians are proposing a “Eurasian Union” embracing these states,strategically encompassing the economic and security spheres. This prospectively boosts Russian economic, foreign policy and military influence in the region.
Russia is a favorite Business Destination
Despite the Russian economy being labeled a developing one by the International Monetary Fund and the World Bank the country has an abundance of natural resources and raw materials including timber, fossil fuels: 1st largest producer of natural gas, oil – 2nd only to Saudi Arabia, 3rd largest mining coal and Russia has an estimated 40% of the world total reserves of natural gas… plus precious metals incl. diamonds, gold, copper, manganese, uranium, silver, graphite, and platinum. All of which makes for many business opportunities now and in the future.
Top Destination for Travel Explorers
Russia is BIG, it is the largest country in the World, at 10,610,037 square miles of land it is twice the size of the U.S.A or Canada. Now you can freely travel across this enormous country, see Lake Baikal – the oldest and deepest lake on the planet, gaze out of the windows of the Trans-Siberian Railway which connects Moscow with Vladivostock a mere 9,300 kilometres away. Without a doubt an ability to speak Russian would enhance a trip travelling in Russia