The instrument is three-corned and the back side of balalaika is just flat. The instrument has three strings, two nylon strings and one steel string. They are played without any remedy, that means, that the strings are plucked only with the fingertipswerden. From the middle of the 20. century, balalaika is possible to study – as all other classic instruments – at universities and high schools in Russia. The balalaika finds in Russia the same acceptance as an classical instrument.