Russian

  • Library 3 students

Qualifications

Overview

Russian is an important world language, spoken by some 150 million people, and is one of the six official languages of the United Nations. Russian culture is especially rich and fascinating.

With the opening of Eastern Europe and the former Soviet Union the world has become smaller. The most important parts of Russia industrially and strategically – East Siberia and the south-east Russian Far East, the regions closest to New Zealand – have opened up for independent trade, business and cultural contacts with Russia's eastern and southern neighbours. For the first time direct business contacts have become possible between New Zealand and Russia. This new situation is a favourable development for the future of Russian studies in New Zealand.

Many of the best western experts in Russian affairs started as Russian language and literature students; it is they who largely define western policies towards Russia in America, the United Kingdom, France and Germany. It is time our geopolitical region produced its own experts on Russia.

Contact us

Department of Global, Cultural and Language Studies

Phone +64 3 369 3377Email artsdegreeadvice@canterbury.ac.nz

Location Level 4, Logie Building - see campus maps

Postal address College of Arts | Te Rāngai Toi Tangata  University of Canterbury | Te Whare Wānanga o Waitaha Private Bag 4800 Christchurch 8140 New Zealand

Browse related subjects to Russian

Choose an area that you are interested in and learn how UC's extensive range of study options can let you study what you want to.

UC Exchange Information Event

French

Knowing a second language increases one's employability in a global environment. French is a good choice, being one of the few truly international languages, ...

Spanish

Spanish

In the world today, Spanish speakers are as numerous as native speakers of English. The largest concentrations are in Spain, Central and Latin America, and the ...