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Russian The Most Popular Language In Montenegro

Montenegro, with its breathtakingly beautiful coastline and lavish resorts, has done much to build its future in tourism (you've seen the "Experience Wild Beauty" adverts on CNN). Still, most of its resorts are owned by Russia's nouveaux riche. Young Montenegrins are catching on, and in droves are choosing to study Russian instead of their own language. For example, this July at the Arts Faculty in Niksic, in the mountainous heart of the country, only three students applied to study Montenegrin, while 25 signed up for Russian language and literature. And with the amount those oligarch playboy types tip, it's hard to blame them either.

-- Gordana Knezevic

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