Russian studies

Inalco's Russian Studies Department is the largest Russian language department in France and Europe, with over 700 students taught by 30 teachers.
Pogost de Kiji en Russie
Pogost de Kiji en Russie © esolex /‎

Courses in Russian were first offered at Inalco in 1817, but it wasn't until 1876 that a "chair of Russian language" was created. Since then, the teaching of Russian language and civilization has continued to attract increasing numbers of students.

Inalco's Department of Russian Studies offers a comprehensive training program that combines sustained language learning with an approach to Russian civilization in its many aspects (history, geography, economics, linguistics, literature, arts) for the preparation of national Bachelor's and Master's degrees.

Russian language training also includes an introductory year for absolute beginners, which enables access to the Bachelor's degree course, and also offers the possibility of following an intensive Russian diploma enabling absolute beginners to obtain a Bachelor's degree in three years.

After the Master's degree, training in Russian can continue into a Doctorate under the responsibility of the Doctoral School and the CREE (Centre de Recherches Europes Eurasie).

Languages taught

Russian, Belarussian

The courses on offer

School diplomas
Other courses


Tutoring is for volunteer students who commit to attending sessions throughout the year. It enables students to work in small groups on course points that need to be reviewed.

In addition to the progress that this makes possible, a bonus system on the corresponding TD grade rewards student attendance at the end of the semester. Language tutoring slots are available for L1 students (in grammar and expression) and L2 and L3 students (in expression and comprehension).

Registrations are made directly with your speaking, comprehension and practical grammar teachers.

PV de soutenance des masters

proces_verbal_soutenance_memoire_3.pdf (85.9 KB, .pdf)

Department administration

Director: Remi CAMUS
Deputy director: Ilya PLATOV
Pedagogical secretariat:

For initiation, intensive, LLCER L1, passport (L1 level) and minor levels:
01 81 70 11 29
Office 3.44
Reception by appointment
Thursday, Friday: teleworking

For LLCER levels L2, L3, DLC2, DLC3 and passport (levels L2 and L3):
01 81 70 11 31
Office 3.43
Reception by appointment
Monday, Wednesday, Friday: 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. then 1:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. 
Tuesday, Thursday: teleworking