Some people have told me that the birds in Germany are all singing in English and that for this reason I should learn something else.
asked 10 Oct '15, 16:27
There are many countries where people do speak some English, enough at least for a short conversation.
But when you have to present your quarterly business results, negociate a merger, hold a press conference, etc. you'd usually want to speak your mother tongue, because you'll be more accurate and more self confident.
Yet, to work on the German private market, you'd need a very strong German B. If you already have a strong Russian, it might be interesting to study French and/or Spanish instead, so you'd have an interesting combination for the United Nations.