From Tolstoy to Tchaikovsky, Russia has made vast contributions to world culture. Russian studies are as relevant today as ever before. The world’s largest country remains a dynamic and fascinating geopolitical force and holds a revered place in the international scientific community. The fate of its immense natural resources is a truly global issue. Russian Language coursework is a valuable and practical supplement to any number of majors, and especially for those considering careers in political science or international business.