Russian Language Resources

Great Russian textbooks & courses for all levels

This is a wonderful collection of interesting stories in Russian, with vocabulary lists and comprehension questions.

A trustworthy resource for Russian grammar lessons and activities. The book is full of examples and is really a treasure to have as a Russian learner.

Assimil is a French company that creates small, portable coursebooks with bilingual dialogues, clear grammar explanations, and audio files completely in the target language.

With nearly 400 pages, Russian For Dummies is for those readers looking for a comprehensive guide to help them immerse themselves in the Russian language.

During the course, you will join Michel Thomas and two students in a live lesson, learning from both their successes and their mistakes to keep you motivated and involved throughout the course.

As an auditory learner, I’m a huge fan of the Pimsleur method, I’ve used it to learn Portuguese, and now to learn German.

Websites and Apps For Learning Russian

italki – $10 credits after your first lesson booking if you sign up here
Russian lessons 1 on 1 with a tutor of your choice, time and price range.

Memrise – a powerful app that’s been around for a while. Memory-based learning at its best (I mean, it was created by a memory master guy!) They recently added videos and better audio, too!

RussianPod 101 – This site is part of the “Innovative Languages” group of membership sites. Each language-specific site is a massive collection of audio and video lessons that cover all levels of language skill, though exactly what you get depends on your membership tier. The lessons come with extensive grammar explanations and cultural notes. The resources are fully downloadable, however you can also access them via browser or mobile device/app.

News in Slow Russian – A subscription service that primarily offers streaming news stories at a level and speed that is level-appropriate for language learners. Covers a wide variety of topics and content types.

YouTube Channels To Learn Russian With

RussianPod101 – This is a great start to learn Russian, the channel contains a massive collection of videos about different topics.

Super Easy Russian – The Super Easy Languages series offers real spoken Russian but delivered in a slow, clear way, and with dual subtitles (in English and Russian). A great video resource for beginners

Easy Russian  – The Easy Languages series offers real, spoken Russian, with live interviews done with random people on the street. The videos touch upon a huge variety of dialogues and come with dual-language subtitles (in English and Russian). Great for intermediate-advanced learners.

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