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FLUSHENTITY
07-23-2009, 09:46 PM
Hey guys I'm going to start my dual major next year (BA in russian) and I can't help to think that by the time I graduate (3/4 ish years) that maybe Russia will have cooled down and having put all that time into learning Russian to practically a fluent level would be useless.

I'm trying to learn a critical language for future gov work (cia/fbi/nsa) and my only options are russian spanish or teach myself arabic after a semester of arabic in college.

My question is, do you guys think Russia will still be a "problem" or "critical" country in 3/4 years?

Beatitude
07-23-2009, 09:48 PM
Spanish will probably be more useful than you realize (Mexico) depending on what you're doing, plus it's the 2nd most handy language in the U.S. just for any joe.

And I think our problems with Russia have only just begun; you'll be at the peak of your work when you're 50. But who can say for sure.

Melkor
07-23-2009, 09:48 PM
Hey guys I'm going to start my dual major next year (BA in russian) and I can't help to think that by the time I graduate (3/4 ish years) that maybe Russia will have cooled down and having put all that time into learning Russian to practically a fluent level would be useless.

I'm trying to learn a critical language for future gov work (cia/fbi/nsa) and my only options are russian spanish or teach myself arabic after a semester of arabic in college.

My question is, do you guys think Russia will still be a "problem" or "critical" country in 3/4 years?

Absolutely. They control a HUGE portion of the world's oil, and have vast mineral deposits as well. They are going to be very important far into the future, and with Putin backdooring the show they'll always be a problem.

FLUSHENTITY
07-23-2009, 09:53 PM
Spanish will probably be more useful than you realize (Mexico) depending on what you're doing, plus it's the 2nd most handy language in the U.S. just for any joe.

And I think our problems with Russia have only just begun; you'll be at the peak of your work when you're 50. But who can say for sure.

I realize that spanish is important, and i do speak it conversationally, but every other person speaks it in the usa and putting "spanish fluency" on a resume really wouldnt be that exciting to a gov employer im guessing.

Melkor
07-23-2009, 09:54 PM
I realize that spanish is important, and i do speak it conversationally, but every other person speaks it in the usa and putting "spanish fluency" on a resume really wouldnt be that exciting to a gov employer im guessing.

Russian and Arabic are the big languages they're looking for right now. My little bro is looking to work for the gubmint as well as an area specialist or some such nonsense.

FLUSHENTITY
07-23-2009, 09:54 PM
Absolutely. They control a HUGE portion of the world's oil, and have vast mineral deposits as well. They are going to be very important far into the future, and with Putin backdooring the show they'll always be a problem.

ah yeah thats what i figured but you never know lol

thats why i wish my college offered arabic... the arab speaking countries are going to be in turmoil until they are literally destroyed (srs)

Mtguy8787
07-23-2009, 10:01 PM
Mandarin Chinese is going to be a valuable language

Melkor
07-23-2009, 10:02 PM
Mandarin Chinese is going to be a valuable language

Meh, China is on it's way out, brah.







































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