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Want to learn more about Russian music, but don't like the constant pop music on the radio?  This excellent English language blog showcases the Russian music scene and features groups that you will not likely hear on Russian radio anytime soon.

This page links to several short pieces on the study of Russian language in the United States - why it is important and some of its history.  It also looks into what options are available once you have graduated.

NSLI-Y (National Security Language Initiative for Youth) Program:




The goal of the NSLI for Youth Summer Intensive Language Program administered by American Councils is to rapidly increase NSLI-Y scholars' vocabulary and ability to communicate with confidence in Russian. This is done by improving the scholars' Russian in all four skills: reading, writing, speaking, and listening. The program accomplishes this through in-class language instruction, cultural classes and activities, volunteer work, and host family stays.


Program Specifics:


Age of Students – high school students ages 15-18

RLASP (Advanced Russian Language and Area Studies Program):





CLS (Critical Language Scholarship) Program:


Program Description:


The CLS Program is part of a U.S. government effort to expand dramatically the number of Americans studying and mastering critical need foreign languages. Critical Language Scholarship (CLS) institutes provide fully-funded group-based intensive language instruction and structured cultural enrichment experiences for seven to ten weeks for U.S. citizen undergraduate, Master’s and Ph.D. Students.

Russian Flagship Program:


Program Description:


The Russian Flagship program is for advanced speakers of Russian and is divided into two parts – the domestic program and the international program.  The intent of the flagship program is to produce professionally fluent speakers of Russian.

This website offers some good, introductory lessons on Russian language.  Check it out for basics on verbs of motion and other need-to-know basics.

Ruthenia is an on-line resource that focuses on the academia behind the study of Russian.  You can find scholarly articles and information about conferences and upcoming publications.  All information is in Russian.