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If you are a complete beginner, start from here. We have the best Russian courses.

Texts and dialogues in Russian

Texts and dialogues with audio

Read and listen to texts in Russian with audio, graded by level and with English translations.

Phrases in Russian with audio

Russian phrases with audio

Read, listen and learn hundreds of useful Russian phrases for all kinds of situations.

Russian exercises, vocabulary and grammar

Russian grammar and exercises

Learn and practice here: Videos, grammar tables and exercises with hundreds of questions.

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Why learning Russian?

Because it's the 5th most spoken language in the world by total number of speaker. If we take into account only native speakers (144 million native speakers in Russia, Belarus, Ukraine and other countries), it is the 8th in the world. All in all, Russian is more spoken than many other popular languages such as French, German or Japanese. Another reason to learn this language is because major sports events take place in Russia. Apart from that, the Russian Federation is the 6th largest economy in the world. There are many reasons, you only have to choose one!

Our resources to learn Russian for free:

Russian courses

Russian language courses: Lessons to learn step by step, from basic to intermediate level. We have put together more than 2 hours of audio, to help you learn fast. You have three courses to choose from:

russian videos

Russian vocabulary with videos: Learning with our videos is both entertaining and effective. You know that a picture is worth a thousand words, so get ready to watch and learn. You can study useful vocabulary with any of these sections:

  • Russian phrasebook on video.
  • Russian vocabulary on video.
  • Basic Russian on video: Numbers, colours, months,...
Russian phrasebook with audio

Russian phrasebook: The perfect place to learn your first phrases in Russian or to prepare your visit to Russia. Here you can read and listen to every basic phrase you should know.

Quizzes to learn vocabulary

Vocabulary exercises: Can you get 10 questions right? Each of these tests deals with a particular topic (numbers, colours, animals, days of the week...). If you need help, you can watch a video with the vocabulary used.

How to say I love you in Russian and more

Love phrases: You can find love in Moscow, Kiev, Ekaterinburg,... How to say I love you in Russian? Learn here this and much more. This is a perfect section for those wanting to express their feelings in Russian.

Grammar of Russian language

Russian grammar: We have created these useful grammar tables to help you with pronouns, nouns and adjectives. Grammar is an important item that you have to take into account when learning a foreign language.

Exercises to practice Russian

Grammar activities: Short exercises to help you practice your grammar knowledge. They are arranged in 3 levels, from beginner to advanced. If you want to keep your language skills in good shape, don't forget to train them here for free.

Music videos in Russian

Music videos: When you listen to Russian songs you're training your listening comprehension, and you can study while enjoying. We have included with each song the original lyrics plus the English translation.

Cartoons with vocabulary list

Russian cartoons: Forget for a while about lessons, grammar and exercises. This is a fun way to learn a language. Besides, in each episode you'll find a full transcription of the Russian dialogues and a table with useful vocabulary.

Comics with translations

Russian comics: Learning a language reading comics? Of course! The pictures help you understand the story and, besides, we've translated the texts. Have a look at this section, where you'll find the following:

  • Comic strips from Garfield: The most famous cat speaks Russian.
  • Comic strips from Dilbert: Funny situations working in the office.
Russian dialogues with audio

Dialogues with audio: Listen to these conversations recorded by native Russian speakers and organized in three different levels. Each dialogue comes with audio and translation, so you won't miss a word.

Texts in Russian with audio

Texts with audio: All of them with audio and graded by level, from beginner to advanced. Good reading skills are a must when learning a foreign language, so go ahead and start reading.

Forum of Russian language

Russian forum: You don't have to be in Moscow or Saint Petersburg to have Russian friends! If you have any question regarding the language, culture and history of Russia or about the Soviet Union or about travelling to Ukraine,... this is your forum.

The Cyrillic alphabet

Russian alphabet: Listen here to each letter of the Cyrillic alphabet. Also, we help you with examples: for each letter we show you 5 examples of Russian words, so you get used to its sound. As always, the audio has been recorded by native speakers.

Russian for adoptive parents

Russian for adoptive parents: More than 300 words and sentences with recordings. A perfect section for parents who have a adopted a child from Russia, Ukraine, Belarus or any other Russian speaking country.

Podcasts to learn Russian with audio

Podcasts in Russian: Improve your Russian by listening to these podcasts. They are short articles on all kinds of topics, that include audio in Russian and vocabulary notes.

Where is Russian spoken?

All around the world. It's a Slavic language spoken in Russia, Belarus, Ukraine, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan and other ex-republics of the USSR. Also it's one of the only 6 official languages of the United Nations, and countries such as the United States or Germany are home to millions of Russian speakers.

Why would you like to learn Russian? Are you travelling to Russia or Ukraine? Do you love learning languages? Whatever the reason, learn Russian with us. We have developed this website to help you learn this wonderful and powerful language. If you like our website, please share it.