This meeting we spent mainly with Daria introducing us to the basics of the Russian language. She taught us typical greetings as well as the intonation. I had a lot of problems with the Russian alphabet because most of the letters are completely different. The pronunciation, on the other hand, was not as difficult for me as the alphabet would suggest, because there are many words that are similar to English words.
When I was at school, I once did a one-week exchange with a student from Warsaw. That’s how I learned the basics of the Polish language. I noticed that there are some similarities between the Russian and Polish languages. For example, “beer” is called “pivo” in both Polish and Russian.