Russian is spoken not only in Russia, but all over Central Asia, in many parts of Eastern Europe, including Ukraine, as well as by the Russian-speaking diaspora in the United States. Russian is the eighth most widely spoken native language, with over 150 million first-language speakers, and about 110 million second–language speakers. All this has created an expansion of job opportunities for those who possess Russian language skills in the United States: it is needed in the legal, medical or educational fields, in refugee agencies, and various US government agencies.
The Language Flagship sponsors eight Russian Flagship Programs across the U.S.; each offers unique strengths and provides undergraduate students with pathways to professional-level proficiency in Russian alongside the academic major of their choice. To start your journey towards becoming a global professional:
Explore each program’s website or reach out to any of the following individuals for more information:
- Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University
Kirsten Rutsala, firstname.lastname@example.org
Register for 2022 Russian Virtual Open House
On September 13, 2022 from 7-8 PM EST, the Russian Flagship will host an open house and interactive webinar. Register if you are interested in learning about the unique features of the Russian Flagship Program and hear from Russian Flagship program staff, and current Flagship students. This event is being collaboratively organized by the eight U.S. universities that currently host Russian Flagship Programs. Register here, or by clicking the flyer below: