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Russian language is among five most popular for studying in Europe
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Russian is in fifth place in Europe in the number of students studying at universities, REGNUM reports, citing the Termometro Politico online publication. According to the research results, the largest number of students of Russian live in Estonia. More than sixty-six percent of students study it. In Latvia, the number of students studying the Russian language exceeds fifty-seven percent. Lithuania closes the top three with an indicator of thirty percent.
The top five countries leading in the study of Russian also included Bulgaria and Slovakia. Almost a quarter of Bulgarian students want to speak Russian, in Slovakia there are just over nineteen percent of them.
Russian was more popular among European students than Italian, which ranks sixth in the same ranking.
The first four lines of the rating were distributed between English, French, German, and Spanish respectively.