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, making it the 6th most spoken language in the world.

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. It is also the language of a large immigrant community in Australia. It has become one of the top two languages in space.

The Russian program provides the linguistic grounding on which students may build a familiarity with that rich cultural and scientific tradition.

Russian may be studied as a minor (4 courses) or as an elective. On completion of the minor you will have a good grounding in reading and aural comprehension as well as well as spoken Russian.

Career options

Government agencies and Australian businesses, law firms and consulting firms have a growing international presence and require employees with knowledge of the Russian language. There are also many opportunities within Russia and Central and North Asia for Australians who know Russian.

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