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Russian Language Studies

Editor-in-Chief: Viktor M. Shaklein, Doctor of Philology, Professor.

Indexation: Russian Science Citation Index, Google Scholar, Ulrich's Periodicals Directory, WorldCat, East View, Cyberleninka, Dimensions, DOAJ

Open Access: Open Access. Publication frequency: quarterly.

Peer-Review & APC: double blind; no article processing charge.

ISSN: 2618-8163 (Print) ISSN: 2618-8171 (Online)  

PUBLISHER: Peoples’ Friendship University of Russia (RUDN University)


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The journal is focused on methods of teaching Russian as a foreign, non-native, and native language in Russian, closely related and unrelated linguistic environment.

The journal presents a platform for Russian and foreign scientists, reflects not only linguistic, but also cultural, historical, social aspects of learning and teaching Russian.

The journal aims at giving actual information on the position of the Russian language in the multipolar world.

The aim of the journal is to create a scientific, research, educational and information space for presenting the achievements of Russian and foreign scientists in Russian language studies and methods of teaching Russian as a foreign language.

The targets of the journal are:

  • Delivering the achievements of Russian and foreign scientists in Russian language studies and methods of teaching Russian as a foreign language, the results of scientific centres in developing and keeping Russian language in the multipolar world;
  • Presenting Russian national policy in Russian language and methods of its teaching;
  • Characterizing scientific articles on Russian language functioning in Russia and abroad;
  • Pointing out essential problems in methods of teaching Russian as a foreign, non-native, and native language;
  • Analyzing modern trends in school and university Russian language studies;
  • Reflecting problems of learning and teaching Russian as a foreign language and keeping Russian language in diasporas;
  • Assessing media-didactic and electronic means of teaching Russian.

The journal publishes scientific articles (theoretical, academic and research, methodical), review articles, book reviews, annotations, scientific reports about Russian and foreign scientists.

The journal is reviewed by Higher Attestation Commission of the Russian Federation. The preference is given to articles written by doctoral postgraduates and doctors of science. Starting investigators are published on the “Page of a young scientist”. The journal publishes articles on the following fields of study: Linguistics – Russian Language, Theory and Methods of Teaching and Training (in different spheres and levels of education).

The journal has an international status proved by editorial board and reviewers including outstanding scientists from Russia, the United States, Belarus, Spain, Italy, Latvia, Finland, Germany, Great Britain.

The journal is published every three months with 4 issues a year. Readers can subscribe in post-offices of the Russian Federation. The index of the journal in subscription editions catalogue “Rospechat” is 36433.



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Current Issue

Vol 17, No 2 (2019): Belarusian School of Cultural Linguistics

Editor's Column
From the editor
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Russian Language Studies. 2019;17(2):131-132
Our Anniversaries
To the word with love: dedicated to the anniversary of professor V.A. Maslova
Lavitski A.A.
Russian Language Studies. 2019;17(2):133-142
Review article
Cultural linguistics in the aspect of teaching the Russian language as a means of intercultural communication
Mamontov A.S.
Russian Language Studies. 2019;17(2):143-156
Cultural Linguistics: theoretical and applied aspects
Aphoristic units recurrence in modern Russian language
Ivanov E.E.
Russian Language Studies. 2019;17(2):157-170
The phenomenon of metaphor in Russian language studies: from the past to the future
Kurash S.B.
Russian Language Studies. 2019;17(2):171-183
The role of a language in the world’s conceptualization: the aspect of cultural linguistics
Maslova V.A.
Russian Language Studies. 2019;17(2):184-197
Russian language through the prism of national culture and realities
Nikalayenko S.V.
Russian Language Studies. 2019;17(2):198-212
Multicultural identity in the context of urban landscape
Poplavskaia T.V.
Russian Language Studies. 2019;17(2):213-228
Page of a Young Scientist
Specific language of Russian Internet poetry
Bartosh J.V.
Russian Language Studies. 2019;17(2):229-242
The key concept as a structuring base of Russian and Belarusian linguistic worldview
Pivovar Y.S.
Russian Language Studies. 2019;17(2):243-254
Review of the textbook of V.A. Maslova “Conceptual Basics of Modern Linguistics” (Мoscow: Flinta Publ., 2019. 332 p.)
Poplavskaia T.V.
Russian Language Studies. 2019;17(2):255-257