Pittsburgh's Schenley High School began offering Russian language classes two years ago, and school officials say a large number of black students are enrolling in the classes. Students recently visited with a scholar from the University of Pittsburgh who emphasized how Russian could help them in their careers. "It is good to know that it's about more than learning a language," one student said. "We now have a sense of the possibilities and career opportunities that we can pursue because of studying Russian."

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