Why learn Russian?
Good reasons for learning Russian:
· Russia's new openness has lead within the last ten years to consolidation of economical, political and cultural ties of Russia with Europe, USA and Asia. Russia is integrating into the world economy fast.
· The Russian Language is a means of international communication between nations of the Russian Federation and the CIS (Community of Independent States - former Soviet Republics).
· Russian is one of the six official and working languages of the UN (United Nations).
· Many of the world-known literature masterpieces are created by Russian writers and poets: Griboyedov, Pushkin, Lermontov, Dostoyevsky, Turgenev, Tolstoy, Chekhov, Yesenin, Akhmatova, etc.
The Russian Language helps to approach the mysterious Russian soul.
About Russian Language
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.
About the Country
Russian belongs to the East-European countries. It is the largest Orthodox country in the world. 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
The Golden Ring and Moscow
Travel back in history as you visit the Russian Golden Ring. The time has stopped here. The Mongol hordes and Russia's ancient princes seem to be a doorstep away. Discover a living museum of Russian history - the Golden Ring.
Russia, the “Spiritual”
Russia is a deeply spiritual country. There are places in Russia that are especially spiritual, like Sergiev Posad. Sergiev Posad is the Vatican of Russian Orthodox church and is a home to some of the most beautiful churches.
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