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Standard group course - 150 euro per week (for those who have already got a visa to Russia or do not need a visa to come to Russia)


Dear Students,

We are delighted in your interest in our Russian language school and hope that this web site will help you find all the information you may need to make the right choice of Russian language courses in Russia.

We founded the Russian language school in 2003 with the participation of the National Pushkin Museum, the largest literary museum of Russia. Derzhavin Institute has already proved to be one of the best Russian language schools in St. Petersburg (Russia) of its kind. Our school meets international quality standards. We are accredited by EAQUALS (Evaluation & Accreditation of Quality in Language Services). We are official TORFL testing center.

Close collaboration with the museum along with the care and attention given to students at our school by our qualified and experienced teaching staff contribute to a friendly and creative atmosphere. This ensures a deep immersion into both the Russian language and culture.

Our experienced and friendly staff of native Russian speakers can help you with your Russian visa, accommodation, bank account, academic matters and any problems students may face  while studying in St. Petersburg.

On behalf of our staff, we are very pleased to provide you with a language course tailored to your individual needs and warmly welcome you to Saint Petersburg, the cultural capital of Russia!

Alexander Mokhov,

Alexander Mokhov

Russian language worldwide

Russian language has always been one of the most widely spoken languages, not only in Russia but in the whole world. According to recent research, more than 500 million people speak Russian, making it the world`s third most commonly spoken language after Chinese (more than 1 billion speakers) and English (750 million). It is one of the official or working languages in many international organizations (e.g. UNO, UNESCO, IAEA, WHO, etc).

More and more students learn Russian as a second foreign language. A great deal of economists, managers, lawyers, artists, and those who take part in different international projects and have international contacts are interested in Russian language, Russian culture, and Russia itself. Although the number of specialized Russian language courses and Russian language schools is constantly increasing all over the world, it is most popular to study Russian in Russia.

It is widely accepted that the best way to master the language is to visit the country where it is spoken as the first language. Thus learning Russian language in Russia is without a doubt the best decision. With ceaseless communication with Russian native speakers on a wide range of topics, you`ll learn Russian in Russia in an easy and natural way.

Nowadays, there are a lot of Russian language schools for foreigners not only in Russia but in the former Soviet Republics (such as Belarus, Ukraine, Kazahstan). However, it is only by taking Russian language courses in Russia that you can learn the real language through full immersion.

So Russian in Russia is the best choice!