1. Our multilingualism
If you visit Russia and notice that most of the wait staff in restaurants and cafés speak perfect English, it doesn’t mean that these spots are tourist traps. According to a survey organized by the Public Opinion Foundation, 56% of Russians know a foreign language moderately well, and every 20th person is fluent in a language other than their mother tongue. In our school system, students have to study one or two foreign languages and finish their studies with an advanced level.