Few languages are in as high of demand as Russian. As a leading world language, there are nearly 270 million Russian speakers around the world. As a key global player in business, economics, and world politics, speaking Russian is a strategic, rewarding move for any global citizen. Likewise, learning Russian introduces you to a fascinating, long-standing culture rich in influential literature, philosophy, and world history. As the largest country in the world in size, your new Russian know-how will take you far and wide across the globe.