Did you know?

  • With approximately 144 million native speakers, Russian ranks eighth in the list of most-spoken world languages. It is the official language of the Russian Federation, and the native language of sizable minorities in the other fourteen former Soviet Republics.
  • Russian ranks eighth among languages other than English spoken in American homes.
  • Russian is one of the six official languages of the United Nations.
  • Over 90% of students who take Russian at Carleton have no previous experience with the language.

At Carleton we offer:

  • An interdisciplinary major in Russian literature and culture.
  • A minor in Russian.
  • A biannual study-abroad program, “Moscow and Beyond,” which includes a 2-week trip to Lake Baikal and the Republic of Buryatia.

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