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Free Russian Lessons With Sasha

Alphabet | Lesson 1 Have other Russian courses failed you? Are you looking for something new? Something fun?! Well, how about you learn Russian with Sasha! It’s fun, FREE, and you’ll only find it here — on the Russian Blog. Continue reading to learn about this new method of learning Russian!!! I’m not going to… Continue reading Free Russian Lessons With Sasha


Take Off In Russian Review

This is a review of Take Off In Russian by Oxford University Press. I’ll begin by saying that this course is very good and unlike any other that I’ve used. What is absolutely fantastic about it is that you spend a lot of time listening, so you get to hear a lot of native Russian.… Continue reading Take Off In Russian Review


Russian LinguaLift Review

Something new and wonderful has come to you Russian learners! This something is Russian LinguaLift! This review is going to be short and sweet, because Russian LinguaLift is really something that needs to be experienced first hand! That’s how great it is!


Do-it-yourself language immersion

I just read a great article on how to mimic immersion in a language at home, without visiting/living in the country where it’s spoken! The guy writes about French in this article, but it may be applied to any language — including Russian! So, check it out here!


How to trill (roll) your R

Producing a trilled (rolled) “r” is not impossible for English speakers. It is easier for some than others. Almost anyone can do it, though. I’m here to tell you how! First of all, a “trilled r” or a “rolled r” is technically known as an “alveolar trill.” This sound is produced with your tongue, NOT… Continue reading How to trill (roll) your R


Learn Russian for free!

In the real world, gas and food prices continue to rise. For most of us, this means that we don’t get to spend as much money on luxury items. This may mean that you can’t go out and buy those expensive Russian books and courses that you want to! But even as prices rise, the… Continue reading Learn Russian for free!


Forvo is your friend!

Okay, a couple of months ago we learned about a great website called Wiktionary. Well, like Wiktionary, Forvo is free and available in multiple languages. However, Forvo isn’t a dictionary. It’s a database of words spoken by native speakers. So if you’re not sure that you’re pronouncing a word correctly, you can head on over… Continue reading Forvo is your friend!