A major world language, Russian is spoken by some 280 million people. Since the end of the Cold War, the region has become a major player in international affairs, business, economics, and the arts and sciences.

Russian is the official language of Russia. It is also one of the official languages of Belarus, Kazakhstan, and Kyrgyzstan. In addition, Russian is spoken in many former Soviet countries, including Azerbaijan, Estonia, Georgia, Latvia, Lithuania, Moldova, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan, and Uzbekistan. 

Learn about Russian literature and read literary masters like Pushkin, Tolstoy, and Chekhov in the original language. Connect with an experienced faculty that will guide your exploration of the cultural forces that have shaped contemporary Russia.

Mason’s minor in Russian will enhance any major including history, government and international politics, geography, theater, communication, and economics.

Resources for Modern and Classical Languages Students