Pushkin State Institute of Russian Language

General Information

The Pushkin State Russian Language Institute is a public education center in Moscow specializing in the teaching of Russian as a foreign language and offering a range of language courses on all levels. It is named after the Russian writer Alexander Pushkin. The Pushkin State Russian Language Institute was founded in 1966 as a part of Moscow State University

In 1973, it obtained its independence and in 1999 a Philological Department was established so that Russian native speakers can do bachelor’s (4 years), Master‘s (2 years), and Ph.D. (3 years) programs in teaching Russian as a foreign language. The Pushkin State Russian Language Institute offers one-month summer courses and one-year or one-term courses. Most of the participants are recruited through bilateral exchange programs dating back to the Soviet era. The Russian Embassy in Berlin reckons the Pushkin Institute among the officially recommended institutions for Russian language courses.

Study Programs 

The Pushkin State Russian Language Institute specializes in teaching Russian to international students and in training teachers to teach Russian as a foreign language. It has four main departments:

  1. Philological Department
  2. Department of Teaching Russian as a Foreign Language
  3. Department of Continuing Education
  4. Department of Pre-University Education

Accommodation and Housing 

All premises are connected by covered passages, and one can get from the dormitory to the teaching rooms without going outside. The campus is fenced and guarded by 24-hour security service. Dormitory details: 24-hour security service, 24-hour front desk, superior rooms (suites, hotel style) – specially rated, elevators/lifts, kitchens (on each floor, no utensils provided), special rooms for quiet study (on each floor), TV rooms (on each floor), weekly housekeeping, laundry, iron/ironing boards (on request), cloakroom, sports facilities. Standard room amenities: double rooms with private facilities (bath/shower, washbasin, WC, refrigerator), rooms for double/triple occupancy, two in a block, with shared facilities (bath/shower, washbasin, WC, Refrigerator), free Wi-Fi Internet access.