Information session in Zoom

Moscow time the Institute of Russian Language and Culture will give a presentation on its programs in Russian, English and Chinese within the MSU Virtual Open Day for international applicants. After that you will have an opportunity to ask all questions you may have.

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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 who are studying or want to start studying Russian language

Educational programs for foreign citizens who would like to enter postgraduate course

We are waiting for you and inviting to take educational programs at the Institute of Russian Language and Culture Lomonosov Moscow State University which will help you to prepare for entrance examinations for postgraduate study and new stage of your academic career.


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


teachers under 35 years old.

Every year about 1000 people study at the Institute

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Student life

Dear students!

In this section you will find a lot of interesting things for yourself.

We hold meetings at the Virtual lounge “IRLC at Home” where we tell about our country, its culture and traditions, travel around Russian cities and towns and prepare for life in Moscow on the “Survival course”.

You can join the Russian culture on courses after classes. For example, you have a chance to display your talents and take part in theatrical productions in our Drama Club. Also, you can learn Russian folk songs and dances, get acquainted with works of Russian poets and learn to write beautifully in Russian.

We organise excursions around Moscow and trips to other cities and towns at the weekends and on holidays.

Our lecturers are always ready to help you and answer all your questions about life in Moscow.

The folk vocal ensemble “Korobeiniki” and much more  each of you can find an activity after your own heart.

Also, in this section you will see the “Virtual monitor” which is created to help you revise new words and terms.

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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