With Russia being a key international player and finding itself among the world’s leading economies, doing business with Russian partners has become an inherent part of many people’s work. How can speaking Russian help you improve the quality of this work? Russian is often perceived as a hard language to master and speaking it well demands a good deal of hard work itself. So taking the effort to learn speaking Russian is a good way to show your Russian colleagues and partners that you care. Few Russians are unaware of the fact that speaking Russian can be tricky. So you can be sure your efforts will be appreciated and taken with great respect. So why not try and stand out? Apart from business, there is a lot more that speaking Russian has to offer. Russian is the language of one of the world’s richest and most versatile cultures. Even basic language skills will enable you to get around on your own anywhere in Russia and will open up all of the country’s riches to you. Skills average and above will let you read most of the great Russian literary masterpieces in the original. Speaking Russian is something to boast about to your friends and of course key to making new friends in Russia.