Learn the language of czars and babushkas alike.

If you are thinking about majoring in Russian, you probably already realize Russia’s importance to the global economy, politics and culture. Home to many of the world’s foremost artists, politicians scholars and scientists, Russia is truly a leader in all fields. Nothing is more exciting to you than learning about a nation that is currently reinventing itself in so many ways, and our program will capture your enthusiasm through an equally exciting curriculum. In addition to learning the Russian language, you will read great works of Russian literature and develop an appreciation of Russian culture through study of its theater, films, religions and society. We also offer a program that combines your study of Russian with a concentration in business. Located in a city that is home to a large and vibrant Russian community, Brooklyn College is the perfect place to supplement what you learn in the classroom with what you’ll discover in the neighborhoods of Brooklyn.

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Quick Facts

  • Russian is recognized as a critical language by both the Department of State and the Department of Defense.
  • The largest country in the world, Russia encompasses one-sixth of the earth’s landmass.
  • Russian is one of the official languages of the United Nations and the most geographically widespread language in Eurasia.

Possible Careers

  • Political analyst for the CIA
  • Translator of Russian novels and nonfiction works
  • International journalist covering the latest news from Moscow to Vladivostok