General Information

We offer Russian courses for both beginners and advanced students. On BOKUonline you can find the available language courses, along with descriptions of each course and how they correspond to the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages levels. You can use this as a reference when applying for your course in order to see which course will fit your current language level best.

You can check which courses are currently offered during the Winter Semester and the following Summer Semester.


Please note that the BOKU goes-east courses are only offered if more than 12 students register for the winter-semester course.

Lectors Tatjana Antalovsky


  • Russian I (A1)
  • Russian II (A1+)

Tatjana Antalovsky studied Slavonic studies, with a focus on Russian, as well as English and American studies at the University of Vienna. She studied abroad for a year at the Lomonosov  Moscow State University and gained further international experience during research stays in St. Petersburg, Belgrade and Zagreb and her work in the International Relations Office of the University of Vienna. At BOKU she teaches the courses Russian I and Russian II.

Mag. Alexander Tolstkyh


  • Russian for BOKU-specific subjects (Science and Technology, B1)

Teaching Russian, his mother tongue, since 2002, Alexander Tolstykh has gained a wide range of teaching experience: school classes, company courses, and in particular academic courses for students. He previously led the Russian department at the University of Applied Sciences BFI Vienna and now, in addition to his position at BOKU, teaches at the University of Applied Sciences in Krems.
Alexander has a structured approach, combining the formal skills required by standardised tests with exposure to authentic modern language culture. He believes that a genuine curiosity in the culture of the target language, as it presents itself here and now, is more likely to lead to sustainable language knowledge and real applicable skills.