About the program
The best metaphor for the study of Russian language may be to picture the Russian nesting doll. The Matryoshka, as it is called, may represent not only Russia's creative spirit, but also the endless surprises of Russian civilization. Roanoke's program offers a first step toward discovering the benefits of understanding this remarkable language and culture.
Why study Russian at Roanoke?
On the bridge. Russia provides a bridge between eastern and western cultures, even as it offers a fresh perspective on each. The genius of Russian writers, dancers, musicians and artist have perhaps made so indelible an impression on the world because they stand on that bridge-in a space entirely their own.
By the numbers. 145 million people speak Russian as their native tongue, and an additional 110 million people have chosen to learn it as a second language.
For the future. As the Russian economy develops, business are looking to explore Russia as a promising new marketplace. Russian is also a preferred language in many government jobs.
Courses in Russian
|Dr. Tatyana Munsey
Lucas Hall 009
Say goodbye to ordinary introductory courses in the core curriculum.
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