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Russian for politics

Russian for politics course is highly recommended to all students who study foreign affairs, diplomacy, international relations, economics, sociology. And of course –  for those who study or know the Russian language at least at B1 level (intermediate).  The course is also valuable for everyone who works in any of these fields and wants to dive into Russian used in political contexts. Moreover, you will greatly widen the communicative competences in the professional and public political sphere.  In addition, you will greatly expand your knowledge about some political related aspects of the world, including Russia. Also, be sure you will develop specialized political vocabulary used to discuss politics.  Be sure you will brush the relevant grammar as well.

Five modules provide deeper knowledge of modern Russia, its president, government, as well as public authorities and society. Modules will also allow you to focus on your home country. You have the freedom to combine modules and even themes of the modules according to your needs and interest. The sixth module gives an insight into Latvia’s history and relationship with other countries of the world.


Russian for politics is an individual course and takes place in the afternoons. Students who wish to maximize their time spent in Latvia as effectively as possible may additionally take group Standard Russian (20 lessons per week) taught in the mornings. Furthermore, Standard Russian covers all aspects of the language and aims to develop students’ communicative efficiency in the shortest possible time.  You may also book a challenging combination of Russian for Politics and Russian for Military modules!

General info:

Minimum level: B1
No of modules offered: 6,
No of individual lessons per module: 10
Minimum enrolment: 1 module per week
Price for 1 module (10 individual lessons): 480 EUR

Module no 1 Introduction into political Russian

  • Political vocabulary
  • Governmental structures of Latvia and student’s home country
  • The most important political events in the country’s history (Latvia or Russia and student’s home country)
  •  EU and Nato countries on the political map (countries, their capitals, nationalities, spoken languages)
  • Russia’s and student’s country’s membership in the International Organizations

Module no 2 Let’s get acquainted with Russia

  • Russia’s physical and economic geography
  • Symbols of Russia – coat of arms, as well as flag and anthem
  • Political parties and movements in Russia
  • The national and religious composition of the population
  • The diversity of cultural worlds

Module no 3 Russia and the president

  • Elections in Russia and presidential election procedure in Russia
  • Structure of the government
  • Functions of the president as well as the Russian parliament and Institution of the presidency
  • The opposition’s view on Mr Putin’s 2 decades of governing
  • Corruption or not? Winter Olympic games in subtropics, Sochi.

Module no 4 Citizens of the World

  • The collapse of the USSR in 1989-1991
  • Life in the countryside or in a city, pluses and minuses
  • Migration features and labor resources
  • Intellectual emigration
  • Health care and problems of an aging society

Module no 5 Public authorities and society

  • Principles of state sovereignty and separation of powers
  • Legislative bodies
  • Judicial system
  • The social structure of the society
  • Social inequality

Module no 6 Culture, politics and society in Latvia

  • Latvia – the member of the EU and NATO
  • UNESCO world heritage and Latvia
  • Latvian achievements on a global scale
  • Memorial and remembrance days in Latvia and in all the world
  • Unique cultural events