The company was formed in 1993 by John Langran who left his job as Head of Birmingham's Brasshouse Language Centre in order to produce a new up-to-date and communicative course for learners of Russian.
The Ruslan 1 and 2 dialogues were written by Natalia Veshnyeva and then used by John Langran to produce the Ruslan Russian course. John went on to write Ruslan 3 himself.
Ruslan Russian 1 is now in its fifth edition. The Ruslan course has been published in several different European countries, as well as in China.
More than 150,000 Ruslan books have been sold.