Below you will find links to "megasites" on all things
Russian: Collections of lists divided into categories to help you
find just the right site to suit your interest
(everything from Russian folklore
We have also included links to web-based tutorials, Russian literature, and
Russian news outlets to make it easier for you to practice
listening and reading skills and keep abreast
of current events. Since most of these sites are in Russian,
you will need to Russify your
Gone are the days when practicing your Russian on campus meant a trip
to the language lab. It's all at your fingertips, so take advantage of the
wealth of free resources and enjoy!
|Web-based study tools
- AATSEEL's Index:
Links to numerous on-line study aids, grammar drills, etc.
- Russian Language Mentor:
Excellent and fun site with helpful language and culture modules. Unfortunately,
the self-correcting exercises work properly only on a PC (they
provide incorrect answers with a Mac).
- The Icon and the
Fax: Emerging Trends in Russian Culture: authentic
audio, visual, and textual materials organized into cultural
modules (art, daily life, literature, etc.). Developed at
- Russian Web
Tutor: Includes grammar tutorials with links to self-correcting exercises.
- LearningRussian.com: Links
to reference guides, grammar help, on-line dictionaries, and more.
Interactive Online Reference Grammar by Robert Beard at Bucknell University,
with grammar explanations, self-correcting exercises, and additional
|Russian search engines
Anthology of Russian Verse: Includes biographical sketches of Russian
poets and sound files of native speakers reciting many of the poems.
- Conradish: Numerous literary
texts with helpful reading aids for students of Russian.
- Стихия Excellent collection
of Russian poetry (in Russian only)
|News, newspapers, and magazines
- Washington Post Russian
Chronicles ongoing blog
- Новости недели на упрощённом
"Delivers a survey of the previous week's news in simplified
standard Russian. Listeners of Voice of America's 'Special English'
broadcasts will recognize the slightly slower rate of speech
and textual redundancy which characterize these webcasts." Includes
exercises and transcripts. The broadcasts are archived (not really
"the pervious week's"),but still a wonderful resource
for 2nd- and 3rd-year students.
TV News from Russia and many other countries available (with
Davidson College login) for download
in high or low resolution files.
- BBC Russian BBC
audio programs and articles in Russian.
- Известия Russian daily newspaper
- КоммерсантAnother daily paper, published by the out-of favor (to say the least) oligarch Boris Berezovsky
- Аргументы и факты
Borders on the "tabloid." A popular Russian paper with many specialized offshoot
- Огонёк Popular weekly
- Литературная газета
- The St. Petersburg Times (in English):
Written and published in St. Petersburg for the expatriate community.
- The Moscow Times
Written and published in Moscow for the expatriate community.