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Durham University

School of Modern Languages and Cultures: Russian Studies

Useful Links

Here is a list of some useful websites that should help you with the Russian grammar. These sites should also provide links for other Russian sites. -- exercises and video for Golosa textbook (1st and 2nd year of Russian) -- (Russian Language Resources - links to Russian fonts, info on linguistic conferences, other language and linguist-applicable stuff) --

(An Interactive Online Reference Grammar by Robert Beard, Bucknell University) -- (Interactive Russian Exercises, Cornell College) -- (The Russian Web Tutor at Auburn University by George Mitrevski - contains exercises for both Nachalo and Golosa, other tutorials and exercises, and even a "Russian Talkboard" -- you can record yourself speaking and listen to others! + Information on Russian art and links to other language sites Beginning Russian Through Film (episodes from famous Russian films with scripts and translations) developed by Slava Paperno -- Basic Russian -- Russian Aspectual Decision-Making

Dictionaries -- English-to-Russian Dictionary -- English-to-Russian and Russian-to-English Dictionaries -- a big variety of Russian dictionaries (orthographic dictionary, dictionaries of stresses, dictionary of antonyms, dictionary of synonyms, Russian-to-Russian dictionary, dictionary of Russian names, dictionary of Russian slang) -- On-Line Explanatory Dictionary of the Russian Living Language. By V. Dal’. Russian National Corpus. The website contains over 300 million words. It is a reference system based on a collection of Russian texts in electronic form.

Russian Literature and Culture -- A Bilingual Anthology of Russian Verse -- Mapping St. Petersburg -- resources on Master and Margarita

News, articles, reading

Moscow (what, where and when in Moscow) (welcome to Moscow)

St. Petersburg


Центральная Азия




Readings at intermediate level

Radio: Новости на упрощенном русском -- (simplified Russian news with audio recordings, scripts, and exercises),a project of the National Capital Foreign Language Resource Center.


Places to buy Russian books and music

Poems for kids, puzzles, crosswords and etc.

Russian Folk Art -- - Fairy tale paintings from lacquer boxes