Helpful Links

You can utilize these links to access resource guides, tutorials, Russian search engines, literature, newspapers, and magazines. These links will help you:

  • Practice your oral and reading skills
  • Keep abreast of current events
  • Expand your knowledge of Russian culture

Dictionaries

  • Грамота (in Russian): searches across multiple dictionaries and includes a link for reader questions.
  • Даль: the Russian equivalent of the OED, this dictionary is invaluable to students reading folklore or works from the 18th or 19th centuries.
  • Oxford Russian-English/English-Russian Dictionary: Available through Davidson's library resources.

Megasites

Collections of lists divided into categories to help you find just the right site to suit your interest (everything from Russian folklore to food, music, dance, history, etc)

  • SEELRC Russian links - from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill Duke Slavic and East European Languages Resource Center.
  • REESWeb - The University of Pittsburg hosts this, "Virtual Library covering Russia and Eastern Europe"

Web-based Tutorials and Study Tools

  • AATSEEL's Index - links to numerous online study aids and grammar drills.
  • Russian Language Mentor - excellent and fun site with helpful language and culture modules. Unfortunately, the self-correcting exercises only work properly on a PC (they provide incorrect answers on a Mac).
  • LearningRussian.net - links to reference guides, grammar help, on-line dictionaries, and more.
  • Russian Interactive Online Reference Grammar - by Robert Beard at Bucknell University, with grammar explanations, self-correcting exercises, and additional links.

Russian Search Engines

Literature

  • Bilingual Anthology of Russian Verse - includes biographical sketches of Russian poets and sound files of native speakers reciting many of the poems.
  • Стихия: Great collection of literary works by classic and contemporary Russian writers (in Russian).

News, Newspapers, and Magazines

Professional Organizations

Below you will find links for the major professional organizations for Russian and Slavic.

  • AATSEEL (American Association of Teachers of Slavic and East European Languages)
  • ASEEES (Association for Slavic, East European, and Eurasian Studies)
  • ACTR (American Council of Teachers of Russian)
  • MLA (Modern Language Association)
  • ACTFL (American Council on the Teaching of Foreign Languages)