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Learn Russian online with authentic videos

Learn Russian online with authentic videos

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How to learn Russian with movie clips, music videos and cartoons on FluentU

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Watch authentic videos, curated for all levels of learners

There's plenty of interesting Russian video content that you haven't discovered yet, from iconic Russian movies to popular songs.

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At FluentU, we've searched far and wide for high-quality Russian video clips and added study tools to these–so you can have fun while learning the language.

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I really really like the fact that the videos are real authentic videos. It makes it much more interesting. Learning... almost becomes an afterthought to the fact that you are watching cool videos. Niel, Confused Laowai
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Watch with interactive captions and a pop-up Dictionary

Each Russian video comes with optional subtitles in Cyrillic and English, and they're interactive.

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Click on any Russian word to get an accurate definition, along with example sentences. You'll understand how every sentence works because there are grammar notes too for noun case and verb tense.

While many videos come with subtitles, there was never an easy way to look up vocabulary words, or pause the video and make sure you really understood what was being said... that is until now. FluentU understands our pain, and picks up the pieces where all those other sites fall short. Jacob Gill, iLearnMandarin
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While many videos come with subtitles, there was never an easy way to look up vocabulary words, or pause the video and make sure you really understood what was being said... that is until now. FluentU understands our pain, and picks up the pieces where all those other sites fall short. Jacob Gill, iLearnMandarin
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Course with multimedia quizzes and flashcards

Get guidance with a beginner-friendly course that tackles Russian alphabet and pronunciation.

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Work on different language skills with personalized quizzes that use video. Grow your vocabulary efficiently through spaced repetition.

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The quiz sections are the most successful I've seen to integrate spaced learning of vocab, and not be bored out of your mind. The power of seeing an actor speak, hearing their pronunciation, and linking it... re-enforces learning. It is challenging and makes you think... Keith Robinson
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Learning on the go with mobile apps

Practice your Russian with FluentU wherever and whenever you want. Hone your pronunciation through speaking questions on mobile, and tune in to audio dialogues even offline.

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Russian immersion online — it just works

"I really cannot think of anything more to ask from FluentU just now. I can study whenever I want, as much or as little as I choose. The short clips and quiz format lend themselves either to fitting in a few minutes study when short of time, or to addictively watching and attempting to master clip after clip... Continue Reading Daena
"I just love, love, love, FluentU... language learning works best with realistic cultural immersion and timed repetition. You succeed in these two domains where rosetta stone and other software fail, thanks to the use of videos. Video is a brilliant idea since it simulates real life, contrary to picture... But this is not the real reason .. Continue Reading Alex Gartner, entrepreneur
"When I learn a lesson, day after day, the words recede into memory. When I watch a video on Fluentu, I am often tired after work, the action of this video then remains better in mind than the vocabulary itself. And it is the recollection of the action which helps me one or two days later find back the new words more easily, because .. Continue Reading Joseph Alessandro Mati