The best way to learn Russian is to be born as a Russian. This way, you can start to learn how to speak it the moment you are born. However, if this isn’t an option and for many of us it isn’t, then there are a few things listed below that might help. Russian is considered to be a “non-traditional language” since it is not taught in schools as much as Spanish, French and Italian.
Take a class that teaches you to speak Russian. In many big cities you can easily find a school, community or local group that teaches Russian. Try doing a quick Google search and see what comes up. This search for Russian classes pulled up a group in Colorado who can help. Oh…you don’t live in Colorado? Well, you are missing out then, it’s a great place to grow up and raise a family.
You can practice Russian on your own for five minutes a day? Well according to Duolingo the best way to learn Russian is by using their app for as little as five minutes a day. I feel as though I have to call bullshit on this. Russian seems like a pretty fucking hard language to learn and I think you need more than five minutes a day to get it. I mean at five minutes a day you would need like a million days to get this down and quite frankly I don’t think anyone has that much time. But, fuck it. Give it a shot and see what happens.