Yes! I was hoping a study group would be made for Russian
Russian has interested me for a long time and I can't give any reason as to why, other than the fact that I know shamefully very, very little about Russia. I shouldn't say nothing because as an American, I feel that I was subconsciously raised to be apprehensive when it comes to Russia, but again I don't really know why, at least not as well as I should. I don't know much at all about Russia, it's people, and it's culture. It's that mystery that attracts me to Russian, so that's why I'm trying to learn it.
My main language right now is French, and I wasn't certain if I'd be able to fit Russian into my day, but for the past month I've formed the habit of studying Russian for 30 minutes a day. I'm well aware that the progress will be slow at this rate, but 30 minutes a day is what I can comfortably dedicate to Russian these days and I believe the consistency will pay off, eventually. What I've done this past month or so:
—3 disks of Michel Thomas Russian
—First 6 or so units of Duolingo just to stay acquainted with the Cyrillic script
My pace is slow, not only because I study only for 30 minutes, but also because half of that time is spent reviewing what I learned the previous day. Duolingo isn't really a priority for me right now; I simply use it so that I don't forget the Cyrillic script while I work through Michel Thomas. I hope to start Hugo's Russian in three months
next and either do Assimil slowly in conjunction with Hugo's, or wait till I finish Hugo's. I'm not sure yet. This will be a long, long journey, but I'm glad to find some other people who are interested in the same journey