The Russian Language

Russia can hardly be surpassed in its diversity. The country's unique location on two continents and its enormous size have shaped its culture and language through a wide variety of influences.


Russian is one of the most widely spoken languages in Europe, with about 210 million speakers worldwide, of which about 150 million are native speakers, and is considered one of the world's languages. It is the original language of numerous important works of world literature and is also widely used in art, science and technology.

The different alphabet alone, which derives from Old Cyrillic, makes it exciting to discover this language. Who wouldn't prefer to read classics like Tolstoy's War and Peace in the original?

Russia is hard to beat in its diversity. The unique location on two continents and the enormous size of the country have shaped the culture and language through the most diverse influences.

Russian has been offered at TU Braunschweig since 1947.

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Language Tandems

Are you learning a foreign language and would like to improve your language skills?

Then sign up for our tandem programme and find a suitable tandem partner through our portal!

The principle is simple: You and your tandem partner speak your native language half of the time, your partner’s native language the rest of the time. This way you are not only learning to use the language practically in everyday life, but you also learn a lot about the other culture. Both languages are spoken equally, so you are alternately a learner and a teacher.

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Coordination Russian, Polish, Turkish and Languages of Origin

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