The Russian Language Institute publishes or co-publishes several academic journals and periodicals: Issues of the journal that are at least two years old are available in full print from that same website. It has been co-published by the Ural University Press and the Russian Language Institute since and continues an eponymous periodical collection of articles, Problems of Onomastics, originally titled Problems of Toponomastics until ,  edited in Sverdlovsk from to All issues from the previous incarnation and older back issues from the current Problems of Onomastics are available at the journal's website. It continues to be published as of August, , though the journal name has changed several times, as has the governing authority responsible for publication oversight. Beginning with volume 10, spanning the period of through , all issues are available on the journal's website, scanned from the originals, through , volume 7.
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Russian Group Classes - International Language Institute (ILI)
June 5 - July 31 The Russian Language Institute offers a highly ocused curriculum and a study environment conducive to the rapid development of the four language skills oral, listening, writing, reading as well as cultural competence. Course offerings are designed to accommodate a full range of language learners, from the beginner to the advanced level three levels total. Through the highly intensive course work and culturally rich immersion environment, students receive the equivalent of an academic year of college-level intensive Russian in 8 weeks. The program draws participants from a broad spectrum of academic fields, occupations, ages, and interests. The program is open to students over the age of 16 who are at the high school, undergraduate, graduate, or post-graduate level. Most students complete the full 8-week program, but a 4-week option is also available.
It is a lineal[ citation needed ] descendant of the language used in Kievan Rus' , a loose conglomerate of East Slavic tribes from the late 9th to the mid 13th centuries. From the point of view of spoken language , its closest relatives are Ukrainian , Belarusian , and Rusyn ,  the other three languages in the East Slavic languages. In many places in eastern and southern Ukraine and throughout Belarus , these languages are spoken interchangeably, and in certain areas traditional bilingualism resulted in language mixtures such as Surzhyk in eastern Ukraine and Trasianka in Belarus. An East Slavic Old Novgorod dialect , although vanished during the 15th or 16th century, is sometimes considered to have played a significant role in the formation of modern Russian. Also Russian has notable lexical similarities with Bulgarian due to a common Church Slavonic influence on both languages, as well as because of later interaction in the 19th and 20th centuries, although Bulgarian grammar differs markedly from Russian.
Today It is a full-time, year-round institute located in Spokane, Washington, which is home to over 40, Russians and a large number of Russian-speaking churches. We remain committed to providing students with accelerated programs that ensure the speedy acquisition of the Russian language and a strong understanding of the culture. Here you will be speaking, reading and writing in Russian within weeks of beginning your training.