About IRLC

The Lomonosov MSU Institute of Russian Language and Culture was founded in 1954. First, it was just a Russian Language course for international students and then it was transformed into Pre-university Department for foreign students, first in our country. Until 1991 the students who studied at this Institute were mainly from Eastern Europe, Latin America and Asian and African countries. Nowadays students from all over the world come to study Russian language and other humanities at the IRLC.

For those who want to succeed as Russian language teachers the Institute offers additional professional program “Teaching Russian as a foreign language”. You can participate in advanced training and choose the format that suits you best: both full-time education and e-learning are available in this program.

At our institute, you can find Testing Center, which offers you tests of Russian language proficiency, as well organizes preparation for such tests.  

The Institute of Russian Language and Culture’s partners are the University of Pittsburgh (USA), the University of San Diego (USA), Bowling Green State University (USA), the University of Central Florida (USA), the College of William and Mary (USA), the University of Leeds (UK), the University of Bari Aldo Moro (Italy), TOBB University of Economics and Technology (Turkey), Tokyo University of Foreign Studies (Japan), Sapporo University (Japan), Kobe City University of Foreign Studies (Japan), Osaka University (Japan), Incheon National University (South Korea), Keimyung University (South Korea), Kyung Hee University (College of Foreign Languages & Literature) (South Korea), Tamkang University (Taiwan), Shaanxi Normal University (China), Sichuan International Studies University (China) and many other universities around the world.