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Resources in or about the Russian Language and Culture

Russian Word of the Day

Facts about the Russian Language:

  • Spoken by about 170 million people as a first language
  • Spoken as a second language for an additional 100 million in countries of the Commonwealth of Independent States (former Soviet Union) and of Eastern Europe
  • The Cyrillic alphabet has 33 letters, which can be written in capital, lowercase and Cyrillic cursive
  • Russian is the language of Outer space, along with English
  • One of the six languages of the United Nations


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Welcome to the Russian Language Guide

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Saint Basil's Cathedral. Image from Mental Floss. 

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