Well, as I don't like to be passive and enjoy joining things I like doing myself, here's a russian language topic. Not like academic things or so (Please, consult pros on such things), but I'll gladly help if there is a need to translate something or tell about common language.
To begin, Russian is a Slavic group language, using Cyrlic alphabet, meaning western people will encounter problems reading at the begining. For example, russian "H" is in fact pronounced as "N" and "C" as "S". Also some greek letters exist in such alphabet making it little difficult to get used to. :s
But aside from the hard things there is a thing every youth would enjoy and we in Baltic often use. That's the fact that the russian is the most "juicy" language to swear. That's a bad habit russians brought to the world (honestly I could bet Russian is the language having the greatest number of "bad words" :smile-big).
Feel free to post your questions on russian language here. :eyeroll