Why should I learn russian ?
Russian is very usefull in international communication. It is used for all comunication between former soviet countries, those forming the CIS and Russia. If you learn russian it makes it easy for you to travel to all these countries, talking to local people and get in touch with new cultures.
Russian is one of the six official languages at the United Nations. If you would like to work for the UN, speaking Russian and English would be a very good advantage.
Russia went through very important reforms in the recent years, changing and consolidating it’s economy, political system and legal system. New relations with Europa, USA and Asia have been established. Russia is becoming again one of the big players in the global economy and companies trading with Russia need interpreter and translater speaking russian to discover new markets and improve business.
World Literature is full of great russian writers, poets and authors : Pushkin, Dostoievski, Tolstoi, Chejov, Akhmatova, Lermontov, Turgenev, Yesenin, Bulgakov and many others. Learning russian helps you to better understand their masterpieces of literature and the very essential meaning of their books.
Russian is spoken by 285 Million people, it’s the fourth most spoken language in the world. Can you image the possibilities you have once you’ve learned russian? You could make lot’s of new friends, study in Russia, make business with russians – it’s a great opportunity to meet new people and learn more about the russian culture.
Learning russian makes you special! Most of the students decide to learn spanish, french, italian or german – if you have russian in your CV (curriculum vitae), you have something more than the others, it creates you new opportunities and probably you get easier the job you were looking for.
Russian economy is growing every year by 7-9 %, it’s gaining influence in the world economy, is rich in natural ressources and companies around the world need qualified employees.
If you learn russian, you can watch russian movies, listen to russian music and read russian books and magazines. As as we mentionned before – you can travel in russia (the biggest country in the world). You can easily find russian words in other languages and probably you have used at least one of them (Vodka ).
If you are ready to start – than check this website about the Russian Alphabet – here you can listen to the sound of each letter plus 330 words. Enjoy!
Don’t ignore that by learning russian, a foreign language, you will grow with the task – intellectual and social. “Speaking a second language and you have a second soul” – Carlomagno.