|Spoken by:||primary language: about 164 million. Secondary language: 114 million. Total: 278 million|
|Spoken in:||Russia, minorities in countries of the former Soviet Union, San Javier (Uruguay), emigrant communities around the world, notably Israel.|
Russian is the official language in Russia, Belarus, Kazakhstan and Kyrgyzstan.
Common difficulties Edit
The Foreign Service Institute has classified Russian as a "Hard" language. It is estimated that learning Russian to a Professional Working Proficiency in the language (a score of Speaking-3/Reading-3 on the Interagency Language Roundtable scale) will take an average of 44 weeks (1100 class hours).
There is an Foreign Service Institute course for Russian.
Sublearning - Russian to English movie subtitle flash cards
First Russian Reader is a free on-line resource with audio tracks: http://www.lppbooks.com/
Pimsleur offers a course in Russian
- ↑ U.S. Department of State; FSI's Experience with Language Learning; https://www.state.gov/m/fsi/sls/c78549.htm