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Volna Online Russian School logo - teacher and student in virtual learning
Volna Online Russian School logo - teacher and student in virtual learning
Students, teachers and parents gathering at Pushkin's Russian School in Bracknell, Berkshire

Discover the History of Our Online Russian School

Explore the remarkable journey of our transition from Russian language classes in primary schools to the virtual realm of online learning

Pushkin's Russian School in Bracknell, Berkshire

Welcome to Volna, an online Russian school that has redefined the landscape of language learning. In response to the challenges posed by the pandemic, our experienced teachers embarked on a transformative journey from teaching in primary schools to opening the first online-exclusive Russian school in the United Kingdom.

Drawing upon our years of experience in weekend supplementary Russian schools since 2009, we knew that effective language education required a tailored approach that accommodates diverse learning styles. Our curriculum for children, GCSE and A Level students, and adults, offers a progressive path to Russian language mastery, enriched by partnerships with esteemed institutes in Moscow.

At Volna, we firmly believe in the evolution of education to meet the demands of the modern world. By embracing distance learning, we empower our students to learn at their own pace, whether they choose to join our collaborative group classes or opt for one-to-one private tuition. Our commitment to accessibility and convenience makes language learning a seamless experience. The flexibility of our online classes allows students to balance their studies with other interests, all while receiving the guidance and support of our exceptional teachers.

Beyond the traditional confines of a physical classroom, our online platform opens new doors of opportunity. Through interactive lessons and carefully crafted study resources, students discover the richness of the Russian language and immerse themselves in the captivating world of literature. With each lesson, our students build not only linguistic proficiency but also cultural understanding.

We are committed to delivering excellence in education, setting new standards for language distance learning. The success stories of our students, who have surpassed language barriers and achieved outstanding results in GCSE & A Level exams, further fuel our passion and dedication to the craft of teaching.

We invite you to step into our vibrant learning community, where the beauty of the Russian language awaits. Break down language barriers and unlock your full potential as a confident Russian speaker. Don't miss this chance to elevate your language proficiency and achieve your learning goals. Enroll with us today and let's embark on this transformative language-learning journey together!

Elena Vlasenko, Headteacher of Volna Online Russian School

Kind regards,

Elena Vlasenko

Headteacher, Volna Online Russian School

Headteacher's Welcome

At Volna, we are passionate about teaching the beautiful Russian language and helping students embark on an exciting linguistic journey. Whether you are a beginner taking your first steps in Russian or an advanced learner seeking to perfect your language skills, we have tailored classes to suit your needs.

With a unique curriculum for every class and innovative teaching methods, we aim to make learning Russian not only effective but also enjoyable. Our interactive Skype lessons allow for seamless communication and collaboration, ensuring that our students receive an immersive and rewarding language learning experience.

Thank you for considering our online Russian school as your language learning destination. We look forward to being a part of your language learning journey and helping you achieve proficiency in the Russian language!

Our mission is to create a supportive and engaging online learning environment where students can thrive and reach their language goals. We take pride in our team of highly qualified and experienced teachers, who are dedicated to providing first class tuition and personalized guidance to each student.

Young boy drawing around letters during distance learning

Our Mission

Fostering a culture of achievement, motivating students to pursue their personal best and recognizing their dedication and hard work


1. Excellence

Cherishing the individuality of each student, creating an inclusive environment where everyone is treated with care and  respect


2. Inclusivity

Nurturing strong character, honesty, and moral courage in each student, promoting a sense of responsibility and ethical behavior

3. Integrity

Encouraging teamwork and collaboration, we integrate the unique perspectives and talents of every student


4. Cooperation

Through active participation, students develop essential leadership skills, honing problem-solving abilities and effective communication


5. Leadership

Our active community of Russian speakers and learners is united by a shared passion for the Russian language


6. Community

Volna Online School's Values

Our journey began with the establishment of Pushkin’s School of Russian Language and Literature, an esteemed group of five supplementary Russian schools in England, founded back in 2009. Throughout the years, we have taken great pride in educating hundreds of students, fostering their love for the Russian language and culture.

In 2014, in collaboration with renowned institutes in Moscow, we embarked on an exciting endeavor, crafting a unique and effective curriculum that has consistently delivered amazing results for our students. This milestone marked a turning point in our commitment to providing exceptional education and instilling a lifelong passion for language learning.

Operating on Saturdays and Sundays at primary schools in Buckinghamshire, Berkshire, Hertfordshire, and Essex, Pushkin's School was thriving until 2020. However, with the challenges posed by COVID-19 and unpredictable lockdowns, we knew it was time to adapt.