The history of the Faculty of Russian Philology began in 1938 when the Department of Russian Language and Literature was opened at the Faculty of Philology of YSU. In 1976 based on the department, the Faculty of Russian Language and Literature was created, which was later renamed the Faculty of Russian Philology.
The faculty has a three-level education system: Undergraduate, Master's, and Postgraduate.
Russian language and literature teachers, interpreters, researchers, and cross-cultural communication specialists are trained at the faculty.
In addition to general education humanities and professional (philological) courses, advanced teaching of Greek, Polish, Bulgarian, and Czech are included in the teaching programs.
The faculty carries out scientific research works in the following directions: theory and teaching methodology of the Russian language, comparative-contrastive grammar, history of Russian literature, Russian-Armenian literary connections, and theory and practice of translation.
The faculty publishes the periodical “Russian Philology” ("Русская филология"), which is included in the list of scientific periodicals acceptable to the RA Supreme Certifying Committee.
Leading specialists teach at the faculty who are the authors of numerous monographs, textbooks, manuals, and scientific articles devoted to the issues of the Russian language and Russian literature. They actively participate in international conferences, and republican and university annual scientific sessions, as a result of which collections and monographs were also created.
The faculty closely cooperates with universities and scientific institutions of the Russian Federation, as well as Russian studies centers in many other countries.
Due to the activity of student organizations, daily student life at the faculty becomes more interesting. The best students of the faculty have the opportunity to develop their professional skills and abilities in Greece and Poland in the framework of exchange programs.
Students can get a teacher's qualification by participating in the courses of the pedagogical block (on a paid basis).
The faculty is notable for its material and technical equipment and a rich library.
Graduates of the faculty have the opportunity to work in scientific and educational institutions of RA and abroad, Russian studies centers, embassies, local and international organizations, state and government higher echelons, private enterprises, translation offices, public schools, and elsewhere.