Close Up: 9 Russian Learning Tools to Zoom In on Vocabulary


They say a picture is worth a thousand words.

However, have the people who say that tried communicating with simple images?

Do you ask for milk in a grocery store by showing the store clerk a picture of a cow?…

Inquiring Minds Want to Know How to Ask Questions in Russian!


It drove our parents nuts.

Teachers and family friends, too.

Even reduced the toughest babysitters to tears and mumbles.

What could this dreaded thing be?


Lots and lots of unrelenting, unending questions posed by small children.

We all did …

Russian YouTube for Beginners: A Video Learning Guide


Have you ever tried to run wearing only one shoe?

What about driving with a flat tire?

If so, you know what it’s like to try to deal with something that’s imbalanced or uneven.

The same thing can happen to …

Russian Cases from Scratch! Everything You Need to Know


After a tortured start, things seem to be easing up.

Reading Cyrillic has become almost second nature.

You have learned a few snazzy phrases, tried a few apps and can even make small talk to charm the locals

Easy! Learn to Write Russian in 7 Baby Steps


When was the last time you learned a new skill?

When we are younger, we perfect new skills all the time.

Walking, riding a bicycle, tying our shoelaces.

The learning process seems endless in our earlier years.

As we get …

7 Online Russian Exercise Resources to Work Up a Sweat


Get your sweatpants. Bring a towel.

We’re going to do some exercises.

No, we’re not talking about jumping jacks or squats.

We’re talking about Russian exercises.

Language skills are like muscles: If you don’t work them out, they become …

“To Be…” 39 Russian Verbs to Learn for an Existential Crisis


“To be, or not to be…”

When you hear those words, you may automatically picture a man casually holding a human skull.

But if you’re preparing for your next major existential crisis, there’s something you need even more than …