Russian is a Slavik language. It is becoming an increasingly popular language to learn in Western countries these days since the end of the Cold War and an interest in Russian culture. The course will help you learn the Cyrillic Russian alphabet and its origins. You will learn basics of writing, reading and common phrases. The course will cover some Russian cultural aspects such as customs, traditions, public holidays, relationships and a little insight into the Russian mentality. All-comers welcome.