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6 Cool Ways to Immerse Yourself in Russian Right at Home


You’re a savvy Russian learner.

You know that in order to achieve a high level of proficiency in Russian, you need to work hard.

You also know it’s a good idea for language learners to spend some time …

The 16 Best Russian Textbooks and How to Pick the Perfect One for You


Have you read any good Russian books lately?

Or are you still having trouble getting through that hefty volume of Dostoevsky? That short story by Chekhov? Is Pelevin just not making any sense?

Do need help getting started with reading

Learn Real Russian: 13 Outstanding Resources to Learn Russian Online


You spend so much of your life online these days, shopping, catching Pokémon, planning travel, playing games, looking for a date…

Why not use some of that time to learn Russian?

After all, it’s the answer to

The Putin-approved Study Plan for Anyone Who Wants to Learn Russian


Have you seen Russian President Vladimir Putin with a tranquilized tiger, flying with a flock of birds, “finding” an “ancient” urn or losing a judo match to a young girl?

Do you wish that you could …