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The political situation on the international arena has influenced the interest in the Russian language from foreign citizens. “More and more parents from foreign countries would like their children to learn Russian”, says the Professor of the Department of Russian linguistics at the State Institute of Russian language, Mikhail Osadchy.
“There has been a steady increase in interest of Russian language courses. Those events that are taking place [over the past few years] are political, but they are, paradoxically, increasing the interest in the Russian language” he said.
He also noted the weakening role of paper literature in teaching Russian, and the increasing use of interactive e-learning modules, with the advice of Russian specialists who continually improve the standards of language learning on the internet.