Russian is the language of a major world power. It is also the common language of many millions of people in the fifteen countries of the Former Soviet Union, which cover a large part of Asia. It is the basis of a unique culture of literature, music, film, drama and opera and the language of a large body of scientific literature.
The Russian minor comprises two accelerated courses online, designed to develop a reading knowledge of Russian within one year, followed by two more advanced online courses (offered through Macquarie University).
Using the web-based resources provided you will quickly master the Russian alphabet. On completion of the minor you will have a good grounding in reading and aural comprehension as well as spoken Russian.