Learning Russian

Most Russians only understand their native language and they know how hard Russian is so they will welcome with enthusiasm any effort you make to communicate in their language. Knowing some Russian can be very useful both when you travel to Russia and when you do business with Russians. Speaking this language fluently is very chic, especially in Western Europe. There's a wide variety of Russian speaking countries you can travel to and there are also many ways to practice your Russian - books, DVDs and numerous Internet sources. Russian grammar is not simple because of the case system. A perfect pronunciation is not easy to achieve but the Russians forgive mistakes easily. 10% of Russian vocabulary consists of loan words taken mainly from Italian, French or German. The Cyrillic alphabet can be mastered very quickly where as it takes longer to write correctly.