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

UNESCO has declared 2007 the International year of the Russian language. Does this mean that Russian is becoming more popular around the world? What is the international status of Russian and has the actual nature of the language changed over the years? Sankar Basu, Professor of the Centre of Russian Studies at Jawaharlal Nehru University in India, is on Spotlight to tell us more.