10 Reasons Why You Should Be Learning Russian; Marion Maurin; Babbel

Russia – Kremlin and Red Square, Moscow

Yes, Russia is a top travel and sports destination, and it’s the most spoken language in Europe, but why should you be learning Russian today?

Ask anyone what they think of the Russian language, and you’ll likely hear the same answer: Difficult! If you believe the negative stereotypes about Russia, the lack of interest in its language seems understandable — it’s a dangerous country, a long ways away, freezing cold (etc. etc.). Nevertheless, we at Babbel believe think there are a hundred reasons to learn Russian! Here are just 10 of them:

1. Russian Is One Of The World’s Most Spoken Languages

On the list of the most widely spoken languages globally, Russian comes eighth. It’s spoken in Russia, of course, but also in Belarus, Ukraine, Uzbekistan, Kyrgyzstan, Kazakhstan, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan, Armenia, Azerbaijan, Georgia, Moldova, Latvia, Lithuania, Estonia and Israel. It’s also a popular second language for much of Eastern Europe, because of Russia’s lasting political influence.

2. Russia Is The Largest Country In The World

Russia is a mind-bogglingly large country.

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