Languages in Europe
Found an interesting article Europeans And Their Languages.
It turns out that only half the European population can use a foreign language in communication.
English is, of course, the most popular L2; the role of German and French languages is now less important than it used to be.
What’s also interesting is that Russian language is among three most popular FLs in five EU countries, of which three were part of USSR (LT, LV, EE) and one was part of Russian Empire a hundred of years ago (PL), while BG was only politically associated with USSR some fifty years ago.