I am Dmitry,
I have a bachelor's degree in linguistics and successfully improved levels of both English (Russian students) and Russian (English speaking ones) over the last couple of years.
Russian is difficult to grasp initially due to a different alphabet and grammar. You will need to learn to speak understanding the context. But all you really need is determination and it will come through practice. Depending on your current level we can start from scratch (letters, sounds, wird order) or can move to free speaking where you would be able to enrich your vocabulary with new words and expressions.
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