Educational programmes and testing

Pre-University Programme

This programme is designed for those who wish to enter one of the faculties at the MSU or to prepare themselves for undergraduate or postgraduate studies.

Russian Language Programmes

Russian Language Programmes are available for foreign students at all levels during the academic year (September - June) and during the summer courses (July - August).

Russian Language Summer School

Who is it for? People of any nationality over the age of 16 who are studying or want to start studying Russian language.

Russian Language ONLINE Summer School

Who can study? Any foreigner (aged 16 y.o. and above) who has studied or wants to study Russian.

Russian Language Winter School

If you are 16 years old or older, if you are studying Russian language or if you want to start learning it, welcome to our Russian Language Winter School.

Russian Language OFFLINE programme 8/95

Who can study? Any foreign citizen aged 16 y.o. and above living in Moscow and being fed up with online education.

Test of Russian as a Foreign Language

The Centre for Training and Testing Foreigners trains foreign citizens, using the linguistic-methodological process for learning Russian as a foreign language.

IRLC in numbers


years of experience in teaching Russian as Foreign Language


countries of the world are represented by students now at IRLC


teachers work at the Institute of Russian Language and Culture


Doctors of Sciences


Candidates of Sciences


teachers under 35 years old.


administrative staff

Every year more than 1,200 people learn at the Institute

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Student life

Students of our Institute can visit Moscow's famous theatres and museums, go on sightseeing tours around Moscow and the surrounding area, and even visit other cities.This allows them to immerse themselves in a fully Russian environment, thus learning more about Russian culture and history.

We were afraid that the pandemic would totally change our plans.  However, we were able to retain the unique atmosphere of being in Moscow and other Russian cities. The 2020/2021 academic year afforded us the opportunity to visit Saint-Petersburg, Vladimir, Suzdal, Kolomna, Sergiev Posad, and famous Russian museums, such as Armoury Chamber, Diamond Fund, Tretyakov Gallery and Hermitage – online.

The Student Theater started to rehearse in our Institute in January 2021. From now, on all students are able to participate in plays based on classic Russian literature.

We hope that the situation around the pandemic will be better soon and we will finally be able to welcome you to our Institute, starting your wonderful journey in Russia.

We look forward to seeing you soon.

Learn & Go

Study verbs of motion with our mobile app

The application helps to study both groups of verbs of motion: with and without prefixes.

It is targeted at wide audience of smartphone users who want to study Russian. All the explications are provided in English.


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