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Study aeronautics / Aeronautical engineering in a Russian State University

Salient features of studying in Russia

  • Bilingual diploma: in Russian and English languages
  • Enhanced opportunities for career development
  • European Credit Transfer System (ECTS)
  • Modern educational technologies
  • low Professor: student ratios
  • Common core in years 1 and 2 for all engineering students
  • Final choice of specialisation can be made at start of year 3


•             Aeronautics,

•             Aircraft and Rocket building  and maintenance

•             Technical maintenance of aircraft and engines

•             Devices and systems of orientation, stabilization and navigation

•             Aviation devices and measuring-computing complexes

•             Engines for flying vehicles

•             Radio Electronics for flying vehicles

•             Astronautical and rocket engineering

•             Technology of material treatment with high energies

•             Ergonomics and information-measuring systems

•             Computer-aided design of the aircraft

•             Satellites and accelerating blocks

•             Integrated computer aided systems in aerospace engineering

•             Flight operation of civil aircraft”, qualification – engineer-pilot;

•             “Air navigation” qualified engineer, navigator;

•             “Air traffic control”, qualification – engineer, air traffic control;

•             “Air navigation”, qualification – engineer Navigation for flight

•             “Operation of aircraft and air traffic management” on three specializations:
1. Organization of Radio engineering support operations

2. Organization Electro lighting flight safety

3. Organization of aviation security.


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Russian is the official language of the Russian Federation and shares official status in almost 20 countries.  It is the first language of approximately 145 million speakers and it is estimated that a further 110 million people speak Russian as a second language, making it the eighth most widely spoken language in the world.

Russian is written using a modified version of the Cyrillic (кириллица) alphabet. The Russian alphabet consists of 33 letters. The following table gives their upper case forms, along with IPA values for each letter’s typical sound:



Older letters of the Russian alphabet include ⟨ѣ⟩, which merged to ⟨е⟩ (/je/ or /ʲe/); ⟨і⟩ and ⟨ѵ⟩, which both merged to ⟨и⟩ (/i/); ⟨ѳ⟩, which merged to ⟨ф⟩ (/f/); ⟨ѫ⟩, which merged to ⟨у⟩ (/u/); ⟨ѭ⟩, which merged to ⟨ю⟩ (/ju/ or /ʲu/); and ⟨ѧ⟩/⟨ѩ⟩, which later were graphically reshaped into <я> and merged phonetically to /ja/ or /ʲa/. While these older letters have been abandoned at one time or another, they may be used in this and related articles. The yers ⟨ъ⟩ and ⟨ь⟩ originally indicated the pronunciation of ultra-short or reduced /ŭ/, /ĭ/.


Labials Dental &
Palatal Velar









/p/   /b/

/t/   /d/

/k/   /ɡ/


/pʲ/   /bʲ/

/tʲ/   /dʲ/

/kʲ/*   [ɡʲ]



/ts/ [dz]


/tɕ/ [dʒ]



/f/   /v/

/s/   /z/

/ʂ/   /ʐ/

/x/   [ɣ]


/fʲ/   /vʲ/

/sʲ/   /zʲ/

/ɕː/*   /ʑː/*

[xʲ]   [ɣʲ]












Russian is notable for its distinction based on palatalization of most of the consonants. While /k/, /ɡ/, /x/ do have palatalized allophones [kʲ, ɡʲ, xʲ], only /kʲ/ might be considered a phoneme, though it is marginal and generally not considered distinctive (the only native minimal pair which argues for /kʲ/ to be a separate phoneme is “это ткёт” (/ˈɛtə tkʲot/, “it weaves”)/”этот кот” (/ˈɛtət kot/, “this cat”)). Palatalization means that the center of the tongue is raised during and after the articulation of the consonant. In the case of /tʲ/ and /dʲ/, the tongue is raised enough to produce slight frication (affricate sounds). These sounds: /t, d, ts, s, z, n and rʲ/ are dental, that is pronounced with the tip of the tongue against the teeth rather than against the alveolar ridge.


Russian has preserved an Indo-European synthetic-inflectional structure, although considerable levelling has taken place. Russian grammar encompasses

–          a highly synthetic morphology

–          a syntax that, for the literary language, is the conscious fusion of three elements:

  • a polished vernacular foundation;
  • a Church Slavonic inheritance;
  • a Western European style.

The spoken language has been influenced by the literary one, but continues to preserve characteristic forms.


Where do people speak Russian?

In addition to the Russian Federation and former USSR satellite countries, significant communities of Russian speakers can be found in Israel, UK, Canada and North America. Even the State of New York has Russian as one of its official languages.

¼ of scientific journals are printed in Russian.

Russian is one of the six official and working languages of the UN

Top US governmental bodies like the CIA, US Department of Commerce, FBI and global organizations like UN, WHO, IMF, World Bank are constantly looking out for professionals with Russian language expertise and the ability to understand the Russian mentality.

Large Multinational companies are always on the lookout for Top Managers who speak Russian, know the culture and understand the Russian market and its consumer.

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This course is a mixture of General and Business Russian. General Russian as one of the components is aimed to concentrate on four main language skills – speaking, listening, reading and writing. Furthermore, key areas like pronunciation, vocabulary, grammar and idioms to help develop fluency and accuracy in Russian are paid attention to.

Specialized Business Russian is a second component of the course where we cover all the skills but focus more on mastering speaking and listening. Emphasis is on communication tasks with plenty of activities to practice fluency and build confidence in business situations. Below you can see a list of main topics covered in our Business Russian Course but they can be easily adjusted according to your needs:

This one year course is specially designed for Top Managers, Professionals, Entrepreneurs, groups etc. It includes:

  • Business letters
  • Negotiations
  • Communication
  • Legal cases and documents
  • Presentations
  • Meetings
  • Business ethics
  • Telephone calls
  • Giving opinions
  • Decision making
  • Job interviews, recruitment and job descriptions
  • Socialising
  • Economy
  • Business travel and tourism
  • Team building and motivation
  • Customer service
  • Russian language for manufacturers or people working in the production stage
  • Email skills in Russian
  •  Sector-specific terminology
  • Economic terminology in Russian and much more


Benefits of our Russian language course

A CFER Russian lesson / course will provide you with the ability to:

– Speak Russian with confidence

– Interact more confidently when visiting Russian-speaking regions or dealing with Russian


– Build rapport and strengthen relationships with Russian-speaking colleagues and clients

through a show of interest in the Russian language and culture

– Demonstrate goodwill and facilitate international communication at both a personal and

organisational level


Who should take our Intensive Business Russian Course?

A CFER Russian training lesson / course is suitable for:

–          Anyone working with Russian-speaking countries and contacts

–          Anyone planning to relocate to a Russian-speaking region and wishing to attend a Russian course in order to prepare in advance for their assignment

–          Business professionals conducting business regularly with Russian speakers who wish to build rapport and strengthen relationships by attending a Russian course

–          Government and non-governmental agency representatives working in Russian-speaking  regions who need to be able to communicate at all levels

–          Tour guides who have Russian speaking visitors a lot

–          Any talented individual who wants to add another language skill to his/her repertoire.


Russian course trainer

CFER Russian language trainers are native speakers with at least 5 years’ professional Russian training experience.  In addition to relevant academic and linguistic qualifications and experience, many of our Russian trainers also possess considerable exposure and expertise in the professional world.

Your Russian trainer will be assigned to you following the results of your diagnostic consultancy according to your objectives and areas of focus.

They are generally PhD professors. Some even host their own TV talk show during the evening.

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Russia, the world’s largest country, is a magnetic place and you get used to it quite fast. It becomes a magnet for some who stay back and a habit for others who return periodically to this land.

In the 18th century, during the era of Russian Enlightenment, the development of Russian literature was boosted by the works of Mikhail Lomonosov and Denis Fonvizin. By the early 19th century the Golden Age of Russian Poetry, began with Alexander Pushkin, who is considered the founder of the modern Russian literary language and often described as the “Russian Shakespeare”. It continued into the 19th century with the poetry of Mikhail Lermontov and Nikolay Nekrasov, dramas of Alexander Ostrovsky and Anton Chekhov, and the prose of Nikolai Gogol and Ivan Turgenev. Leo Tolstoy and Fyodor Dostoyevsky have been described by literary critics as the greatest novelists of all time.


Study Russian language in Russia

under the Learning in Russia™ program for international students in leading Russian Universities in Archangelsk, Moscow, St.Petersburg and Tomsk! Of course, the most interesting and easiest way to learn Russian language is to do it in Saint Petersburg, Russia. St.Petersburg is the Education and Cultural Capital of Russia. It is also the city of Pushkin, the father of Russian literature!

For more than fifty years,  students from across Europe, Asia, Africa and Latin America have been trained in the Russian Preparatory course in the leading universities. The Russian Preparatory Course (two semesters) is aimed at learning Russian for further enrollment as a full-time student at the University. By means of this program, prospective students have possibilities to improve their proficiency in oral and written form, and gain necessary Russian language skill for study at leading Russian universities located in the biggest cities. The Russian Preparatory course helps to:

  • Learn the basics of Russian culture and socio-cultural features of communication.
  • Obtain information about the target language country and Russian system of higher education.
  • Bring down the language barrier in adaptation to learning in a foreign environment.

Optional: It can be extended for a year more, making it a two year course.

Duration: 44 weeks, 2 semesters
Beginning of studies: February and September each year
Language of instruction: Russian
Workload: 6 day training from Monday till Saturday, 1320 – 1364 academic hours
Training methods: lectures, case studies, field trips, role games

The Universities employ Russian Language professors have vast experience in working with different audiences – from international students, foreign business persons to foreign diplomats. The Russian Language Department offers Russian language courses to full-time international students with any level of proficiency. You don’t need to know any Russian for enrolling in the program!

The Program offers:

  • General and specialized secondary education program
  • University foundation training program
  • Russian language programs
    • Russian for academic purposes – economics, law, diplomacy, political science, or Russian history
    • Russian for business purposes
    • Russian literature and culture
    • Theoretical study of comparative Russian grammar, systematic interpretation of grammar categories, and introduction to systemology and systematic linguistics
  • Design-your-own program (to meet individual special needs of international students and professionals)
  • Teachers’ training (“Russian as a foreign language” and other methodological subjects).

The Russian Preparatory courses combine Russian language instructing with extensive training in study skills necessary for university level in Russia. The curriculum includes practice in lecture comprehension, note-taking, test-study procedure, essay and technical writing, text analysis, and library research skills. To enable our students to study Russian language at our Russian language courses in special audio and video materials are widely implemented, and classrooms are equipped with interactive multimedia boards.There are September through November intakes into the program which enables students to qualify for university courses commencing the following year.

The Russian language department also arranges cultural events in order to familiarize students with Russian historic and cultural traditions: museums, exhibitions, theatres, national events, and excursions.

The Russian preparatory course caters specifically to international students. It assists students in all aspects of living and studying in Russia.

The following 4 University Preparatory courses are available:


  • General/Academic Russian
  • Russian for special purposes, i.e. science/engineering
  • Mathematics and Information Science
  • Physics
  • Chemistry
  • Technical drawing
  • Elective
  Natural Science:

  • General/Academic Russian
  • Russian for special purposes, i.e. natural sciences
  • Mathematics and Information Science
  • Chemistry
  • Physics
  • Electives
  • Biology
  Economics/Industrial /Management:

  • General/Academic Russian
  • Russian for special purposes, i.e. economics/management
  • Economics
  • Mathematics and information Science
  • Geography
  • Electives
  Humanities/Liberal Arts:

  • General/Academic Russian
  • Russian for special purposes, Russian art and literature
  • Russian literature
  • Geography
  • History
  • Electives


Get prepared for studies in Russia with your distinctive Russian accent! Come, study in Russia!

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  • Institute of Innovations
  • Institute of International Educational Programs
  • Faculty of Management and Informational Technology

Majors: quality management systems, graphics and multimedia design, university foundation programs
Areas of research: digital signals processing, microwave electronics







  • Faculty of Civil Engineering
  • Faculty of Electrical Engineering
  • Faculty of Power Engineering
  • Faculty of Mechanical and Machinery Engineering
  • Faculty of Materials Science and Technology
  • Faculty of Complex Safety

Majors: industrial and civil engineering, high-voltage power engineering, thermal and nuclear power engineering, machine building technologies, electrical and electron engineering, applied mechanics.

Areas of research: machine building, applied mechanics, robots and robotics systems, environmental systems engineering, hydropower engineering, electrical machine building.







  • Faculty of Computer Science
  • Central Research Institute of Robotics and Technical Cybernetics

Majors: hardware development and architectures, software development, computer-aided design systems, systems analysis and control, instrument-making industry, distributed computing and networking

Areas of research: information and control systems, high-capacity computing and clusters, internet technologies, 3-d computer design






  • Faculty of Economics and Management
  • International Graduate School of Management
  • Faculty of Humanities
  • Faculty of Law
  • Faculty of Foreign Languages

Majors: banking and finance, organization management, marketing, public relations, foreign languages and culture studies, economics, law
Areas of research: linguistics, foreign languages, political science, international relations, social science and law

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