RUSSIA’S Vladimir Putin has issued an emergency decree that all officials urgently repatriate any family members living abroad amid fears the world is about to be plunged into a new global conflict. Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov presented a different version of the call with Secretary Kerry, with the demand that the US live up to its obligation to separate opposition forces from extremist groups. I know my Russian isn’t that good but now I don’t need to feel uncomfortable, of course I’ll continue to learn and speak with native people during such table meetings. Russian has been taught at the University of South Alabama for more than two decades! Each lesson will introduce new concepts about the Russian language in the main lesson section. Students may major or minor in Russian Studies and have the option of selecting a second major/minor within another academic discipline such as English, German, …

Unfortunately, the English language does not have the same distinction that Russian has with russkiy” meaning ethnically Russian and rossiskiy” meaning any citizen living within the borders of the Russian Federation. The US government has listed Russian as a critical language and Russian speakers are in high demand in both military and civilian agencies in the US government. Each lesson will then have additional sections with exercises and other detailed information to help you learn Russian quickly. For some it’s the amazing Russian night-life, for others it’s the sheer beauty of Russian cities like St Petersburg. I have Russian friends here in the US, and know a little about how they enjoy food.

While the Cold War is behind us and the Soviet Union no longer exists as America’s greatest adversary, there are still many legitimate reasons for studying Russian. Our homes are located throughout the towns of the Russian …