1. Travel and do business not only in Russia
Is the Russian language spoken only in Russia? The Russian language is unofficially but widely spread in Eastern Europe and Central Asia. Knowing this language would give you an important advantage while travelling or doing business in these regions.
2.Boost your career
Russian is not one of the most common languages and to master, it may provide you several advantages in terms of competitiveness no matter what field you are specialised in.
3. Give new energy to your passion for the Russian culture
Have you ever read Dostoevsky and Tolstoy? And what about Chekhov or Pushkin? A properly done translation express the meaning of the words but the authentic author’s style and the nuances of vocabularies can be lost. An alliteration, a consonance, an assonance and a rhythm are some of the biggest stumbling blocks in translations. Many experts agree that poetry can not be translated at all. To study the language is the only way to discover the true Russian literature.
4. EASY to learn
The Russian language is often portraited as difficult to learn. While it could become quite challenging to master the language to a native level, it will not take much time to learn enough for managing simple conversations and reading newspapers.
• Russian grammar might look complex, especially for what concerns the six cases, but the truth is that if the endings are misplaced it is still clear what the person says.
• There are no articles.
• There is no conjunctive as in Italian or German languages while the subjective mood is expressed only through adding to any kind of phrase the word “bi”. Now you know how to make a subjective mood in Russian.
• The word order is not restrictive. You can place the words almost wherever you want.
• There is only one past tense, one present and two futures. There are no perfect or continuous tenses.
5. Russian for International Relations
Though the collapse of the Soviet Union made the Russian language less important, it is still one of the official languages of such organisations as the United Nations, the World Health Organization, the International Atomic Energy Agency or the World Bank. If your field of interest is international relations, Russian language would be a considerable advantage.
6. No dialects
Although Russia is the largest country in the world by surface area, a single variant of Russian is spoken everywhere. While dialects developed in many other countries, the centralisation of Tsarist and later Soviet Russia made sure that only one version of Russian language would be taught from Saint Petersburg to Vladivostok. 6. Discover the true Russian soul A language is not just a tool for a successful interaction but also a reflexion of a nation’s culture. On its path through centuries, a language absorbs the way entire generations were thinking. Exploring the grammatical structure, the proverbs and set phrases, you will get in touch with the Russian way of thinking.
7. Internet language
Finally, according to the World Wide Web Technology Surveys, the Russian language is the second-most used content language on the Internet after English.