The Russian language is one of the most wide spread languages in the world, definitely the largest Slav language and the most wide spread in Europe both geographically and by the number of people speaking Russian as their native language. More than 400 million people all over the world have Russian as a native language.
Students in everyday life will need Russian for comfortable communication. You won’t be able to do without it in shops, cafes, museums, theatres and cinemas. You will need at least basic communication level.
Peoples’ Friendship University of Russia has one of the best schools of Russian as a foreign language. It is PFUR professors who teach Russian to foreign astronauts in Gagarin astronauts training center.