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Hi! Russian is an official language in Russia (obvs), Belarus, Kyrgyzstan and Kazakhstan. Belarus is also sort of one to avoid as they are heavily sanctioned and on Russia's side.Other than Ukraine, there is Armenia, Azerbaijan, Estonia, Georgia, Latvia, Lithuania, Moldova, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan and Uzbekistan. They are all former USSR members so whilst Russian isn't an official language, it's widely spoken there. Universities are looking at Riga in Latvia and Almaty in Kazakhstan (among others) as places for the year out, so would probably recommend those the most.