The chair was founded in 2003 on the basis of the former Department of Practical Course which was formed in 1946.
The following subjects are taught at the Department: «Practical teaching of the Russian Language», «The Russian as a Foreign Language (RFL)», «The Methods of Teaching», «The subject on Students Choice», «The Culture of Speech», «The Basis of Curriculum». The chair functions at the Faculties of Philology, Journalism, at the Department of Studies by Correspondence, at the Master degree.
The Scientific Works of the chair are as follows:
Compiling of the manuals of dictations and expositions.
The preparation of the textbooks, manuals for Azeri sector students.
Preparation of Manuals for (free) individual work of the students.
Elaboration of Methodical Recommendation.
Since September 2002 the Chair has provided the Circle «The World of the Russian Word». The active participation of teachers and students promotes an interest to the Russian Language and helps to develop speaking and ᴡriting activities of the Russian language.