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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 & Publication frequency: Open Access; quarterly publishing.

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)


See the Journal History for information on previous journal titles.



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:

10.02.00 – Linguistics

10.02.01 – Russian Language

10.02.19 – Theory of Language

13.00.00 – Pedagogical Sciences

13.00.02 – 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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Vol 16, No 4 (2018)

Our Anniversaries
The M.V. Vsevolodova’s scientific school: to celebrate the anniversary of the honored professor of Lomonosov Moscow State University
Pankov F.I.
Russian language studies. 2018;16(4):375-379
Review article
The problems of linguoculturology discussed on the pages of the “Russian Language Studies” journal
Guzman Tirado R.
Russian language studies. 2018;16(4):380-397
Actual Problems of Russian Language Studies
The logic of the role computer game in Russian language functioning and study
Vinogradov S.N.
Russian language studies. 2018;16(4):398-411
The microfields of emotivity: language projections in Russian artistic texts
Korostova S.V.
Russian language studies. 2018;16(4):412-427
Liquid intake conceptual metaphor in Russian cultural and linguistic gastronomic code
Yurina E.A.
Russian language studies. 2018;16(4):428-450
Methods of teaching russian as a foreign language
“Flipped classroom” as a new method of teaching Russian in Chinese universities: Sichuan University experience
Zolotykh L.G., Tsiu S.
Russian language studies. 2018;16(4):451-463
The student’s book “Practical lexicology of the Russian language”: traditions and innovations
Petrov A.V., Petrova L.A.
Russian language studies. 2018;16(4):464-477
Page of a Young Scientist
Speaking skills diagnostics at the beginner level of teaching Russian as a foreign language in a foreign university
Antipova N.B.
Russian language studies. 2018;16(4):478-492
Methodical support of teaching Russian in the foreign educational environment: main categories of subjects and their characteristics
Guzhelya D.Y.
Russian language studies. 2018;16(4):493-507
Chronicle of the II International Symposium “The Russian Language in a Multicultural World” (Yalta, June, 8-12, 2018)
Titarenko E.Y.
Russian language studies. 2018;16(4):508-510