Sankar Basu, Professor of the Centre of Russian Studies at Jawaharlal Nehru University in India

The UNESCO has named this year as the International year of the Russian language. Does that mean that Russian is getting more popular around the world? What may the International status of the Russian language be and what are the main tendencies of the language today? To answer these and other questions our guest in the studio is a leading world Specialist in the Culture and Civilization of Russia - Professor Sankar Basu.