FIRST YEAR RUSSIAN-RUS 101, 102, 103/150, 151

at Portland Community College, Sylvania
Web page created and maintained by Kristine Shmakov


Russian Internet Links
This web page was created to provide supplemental web-links for each chapter of our textbook Welcome.  You'll also find links for the language lab activities we will be doing during class. I hope you have as much fun using them, as I did finding them. If you are not a PCC student and are interested in purchasing this textbook, please contact me at: kshmakov@pcc.edu


The alphabet chapter
-Listen to the audio recording of this chapter to work on pronunciation. Page numbers correspond to an old edition of the book, but material is the same.

Sounds of the letters:
-Listen to the alphabet being read in order.

-Watch a video on the sounds of the Russian alphabet.
-Hear the
all the letters of the alphabet pronounced.
-Watch this alphabet video featuring Russian cultural things that begin with each letter.
-Another video with sounds of letters. Also features Russian words that start with each letter.
-Keep practicing and maybe your pronunciation will be a good as this little Russian girl!

Learn the alphabet:
-Flashcards for practicing the sounds of the alphabet.
Click on "Study" to begin.
-This Russian kids' game at Солнышко features the pronunciation of each letter. (Press the space bar to hear each letter.)
-See how well you know the sounds of each letter with this game.
-Here's a game to help you learn the order of the Russian alphabet.
-Watch the Russian "Sesame Street" alphabet song again and again until you can sing it yourself!

Writing practice:
-These videos shows how each cursive letter is formed. Part II.

Reading practice:
-Practice Russian cognates for names, countries, and other words.
-Sick of reading cognates? Try these childrens' reading games with three letter, four letter and five letter
     Russian words. (Press the space bar to hear each word.)
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Here's a video featuring Russian street sign cognates.

Classroom expressions:
-Flashcards for classroom expressions. To use them, click on the study option on the left.

Cultural stuff:
-Read all about the history of the Cyrillic alphabet at Wikipedia.
-For those of you who know American Sign Language, you might find it interesting to see the Russian
     alphabet in Russian Sign Language.
-Read some basic information about Russian geography and culture.



Chapter 1
-Listen to the audio recording of this chapter to work on pronunciation. Page numbers correspond to an old edition of the book, but material is the same.

Greetings:
-Flashcards for greetings vocabulary.
-Flashcards for basic expressions.
-Are these greetings formal or informal? Practice with this exercise.
-Oral drill on greeting people.
-Practice greeting vocabulary with this exercise by George Mitrevski.
-Fill in this formal dialogue with the correct vocabulary.
-Fill in this informal dialogue with the correct vocabulary.
-Here's a site with pronunciation practice for the greetings.

-Listen to some conversations with introductions from "Beginner's Russian."
-Watch a claymation video on making introductions from “Time to Speak Russian.”
-Watch a claymation video on passport control at airport from “Time to Speak Russian.”

Russian name system:
-Practice matching Russian name with their diminutive form with this exercise by George Mitrevski.
-Another name matching exercise.
-Find out the real names of some famous stars on this site.

-Here's a site that lists diminutive names and the formal names they are derived from.
-Learn more Russian names at this website.

Pronunciation and intonation:
-Pronunciation practice on greetings from "Golosa." Dialogue 3.

Songs featuring greetings:
-Here's the video of "Последний герой", the Kino song we listened to in class.
-Here's the Soviet band Secret's song "Привет".
-If punk is more your style, here's Амели's song "Алло, привет!"
-Here's a song by Чиж и Co. called "Доброе утро."
-Юля Савичевa asks "Как твои дела?"
-Zemfira is hugely popular right now in Russian. Here's her song "До свидания".
-If you like pop music, here's Katya Lel' hit song До свидания, милый.
-Alla Pugacheva is the Russian Cher. She was very popular during the 70's and 80's and is still very popular
     with the older crowd.  Here's her song "До свидания, лето."

Cultural stuff:
-Read more about the life of Aleksandr Pushkin, Russia's greatest writer.
-Read more of Pushkin's poems in translation. Unfortunately, they lose so much in translation, but until you can read the
     originals, it's better than nothing!
-Read more about the legendary Soviet/Russian rock band Kino.
-Read more about the "Day of Knowledge" holiday.

Links for homework assignments:
Watch the video interview Как вас зовут? from the Troika textbook as part of your homework.



Chapter 2
-Listen to the audio recording of this chapter to work on pronunciation. Page numbers correspond to an old edition of the book, but material is the same.

Numbers 1-10:
-Can you count to ten?
-Pronunciation practice with numbers 1-10  and 11-20 from "Beginner's Russian."
-Play this Russian game to hear the numbers 1-10 said.
-Play a number game with addition from 1-10.
-Watch a very cute toddler count to five.

Numbers 10-100:
-Pronunciation practice with numbers.
-Pronunciation practice from 20-50 and 60-99 from "Beginner's Russian."
-Flashcards for numbers 1-100.
-Here's a number quiz for 1-20. (Requires Java.)

-Practice addition from 13-20 with this game.
-Practice identifying numbers 20-100 with two exercises.
-Addition with numbers 10-100 here.
-More practice with addition for  numbers 1-100 with this quiz. (Requires Java.)
-More number practice with these these exercises. Exercise 1, exercise 2.

-Do these listening comprehension exercises with numbers from “Time to Speak Russian.” Exercise 1, Exercise 2.
-After listening to Akvarium's song "212-85-06," you'll always remember how to say these numbers!

Nationalities:
-Flashcards for nationalities.
-Based on where these people live, what is their nationality?
-Here's an exercise with nationality vocabulary from
by George Mitrevski. 
-Flashcards for countries.
-Here's a series of exercises for practicing nationality forms. Exercise 1, exercise 2, exercise 3, exercise 4,
-Fill in this dialogue about nationality.

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Do another exercise on nationalities from “Time to Speak Russian.”
-Oral drill on nationalities from "Golosa."
-Oral drill on nationalities from "Troika".


Classroom vocabulary and gender of nouns:
-Flashcards for classroom vocabulary.
-Practice negation with this exercise from George Mitrevski.
-What is the gender of these words?
-Do these three exercises by George Mitrevski to practice gender of nouns. Exercise 1, Exercise 2, Exercise 3
-Do this
exercise on gender of nouns from “Time to Speak Russian.”
-Oral drill on gender of nouns from "Golosa."
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Watch a claymation video that uses gender of nouns from “Time to Speak Russian.”

Pronunciation and intonation:
-Oral drills on intonation patterns from "Golosa."
-Pronunciation practice on letter "o" from "Golosa."
-Pronunciation practice on letter "e" from "Golosa."
-Pronunciation practice on numbers 50-199 from "Golosa."



Chapter 3
-Listen to the audio recording of this chapter to work on pronunciation.
Page numbers correspond to an old edition of the book, but material is the same.

Places in the city vocabulary:
-Flashcards for places in the city vocabulary.
-Pronunciation practice with some of the city vocabulary from "Beginner's Russian."
-Here's a video to help you learn some places in the city.
-Learn some places in town by doing this matching exercise.
-Play a concentration game with places vocabulary.
-Watch the video Наш микрорайон from the textbook Nachalo about a neighborhood tour.

Stating location using the prepositional case:
-Pronunciation exercise on stating location from "Troika".
-State where these cities are located using the prepositional case.
-Maria is all over the place. State where she is using the prepositional case.
-Practice the prepositional case endings for cities using this exercise by George Mitrevski. (живу means "I live")
-Practice the prepositional case for stating location with this exercise by George Mitrevski.
-More practice with the prepositional case on "Beginner's Russian."
-Oral drills on stating location from "Golosa" and "Troika." Drill 3,
-Here's a video that practices using the prepositional case to state location.

Professions vocabulary:
-Flashcards for professions vocabulary.

Pluralizing nouns:
-Flashcards for pluralization rules and irregular plurals.
-Pronunciation exercise on plural nouns from "Troika."
-Pluralize these nouns.
-Practice forming the plural of nouns using
these two exercises by George Mitrevski. Exercise 1, Exercise 2.
-Need some more practice with pluralizing nouns? (by Sasha Kulikova)
-Oral drills on pluralizing nouns from "Troika" and "Golosa."

Type I verbs:
-Flashcards for personal pronouns.
-Match the pronouns to the verb forms.
-Flashcards for Type I verbs "to work," "to know," "to understand."
-Practice conjugating the verbs работать, знать, понимать.
-Exercise with pronunciation for the verbs "to know" and "to work."
-Fill in this dialogue with the correct words.
-Oral drill with работать from "Golosa."
-Oral drill with знать from "Golosa."
-Oral drill with понимать from "Golosa."

Songs, videos:
-Listen to the pop song "Я знаю" by Свинцовый туман.
-Just listening to Секрет's song "Она не понимает" may make you glad that you don't yet understand too well! Can you believe these guys were all the rage in 1983? Shows what happens when the Communists ban real rock music.
-Akvarium's rock anthem Рок-н-рол мёртв has lots of personal pronouns in it. Here's a live version of the song.

Cultural stuff:
-Learn about the
history of St. Petersburg  and take a virtual tour of the city. 
-Panoramic virtual tour of St. Petersburg.
-Pictures of St. Petersburg.
-See more pictures of St. Petersburg in this video.
-Listen to DDT's ode to St. Petersburg, "Ленинград."
-Read a translation of Pushkin's "The Bronze Horseman."

Language lab activities to be completed as a class:
-Watch this video about St. Petersburg from ch. 5 of "Troika."
-What job openings are there in Moscow. Find out on this Russian employment website. Click on the tab that says, "Каталог вакансий" then when the next window comes up, click on the button that says, "naiti" at the right. A list of vacancies will appear at the bottom of the page.

Chapter 4
-Listen to the audio recording of this chapter to work on pronunciation.
Page numbers correspond to an old edition of the book, but material is the same.

Family vocabulary:
-Pronunciation exercise for family vocabulary.
-Flashcards for family vocabulary.
-George Mitrevski has created two exercises for practicing family vocabulary.
-Here's a family vocabulary matching exercise.
-Listen to this conversation about family from "Beginner's Russian."

-Listen to these conversations about families from "Beginner's Russian."
-Watch this claymation video on family from “Time to Speak Russian”.


 Adjectives for describing people:
-Flashcards for family adjectives.
-Chose the correct form of each adjective to describe the person.

Possessive adjectives:
-Flashcards for possessive adjectives.
-Here are two exercises for practicing possessive adjectives from George Mitrevski. Exercise 1, Exercise 2.
-Yet another exercise on possessive adjectives from George Mitrevski.
-Practice gender of nouns and possessive adjectives with these exercises by Sasha Kulikova.
-Practice the possessive adjective мой on Beginner's Russian.
-Practice the possessive adjective твой on Beginner's Russian. 

-Do more exercises on possessive adjectives твой, наш, ваш from “Time to Speak Russian."
-Do this reading and listening exercise on possessive adjectives from “Time to Speak Russian”

-Do this
exercise on mixed possessive adjectives from “Time to Speak Russian.” 
-Oral drills on мой from "Golosa." Another drill from "Troika."
-Oral drill on твой from "Golosa."
-Oral drill on ваш from "Golosa."

-Listen to this audio track about someone's family from "Beginner's Russian."
-Watch these claymation videos about being at the airport using possessive adjectives from “Time to Speak Russian.” Video 1, video 2.

Personal pronouns:
-Do you know what the personal pronouns mean? Make sure with this exercise from "Beginner's Russian."

The verb жить and the prepositional case:
-Flashcards for the verb "to live."

-Here are two exercises practicing the verb "to live" with the prepositional case from George Mitrevski. Exercise 1, Exercise 2.
-Oral drills on жить and stating location from "Golosa." Another drill.
-Practice conjugating Type I and Ia verbs with this exercise on "Beginner’s Russian."

Age and the dative case:
-Provide the correct form of год, года, лет to match the number.
-Practice the dative case pronouns for stating age.
-Drill the dative case pronouns for expressing age with this exercise from George Mitrevski.
-Practice stating age with this exercise on "Beginner’s Russian."

-Oral drill on asking about age from "Golosa."
-Watch this video from chapter 1 of  Golosa.
-Watch this video from chapter 7 of Golosa.
-Here's a summary exercise for answering questions about your family.
-Read and listen to a short text about family on "Beginner's Russian."
-Practice asking questions with this exercise.
-Oral drill asking and stating how many years someone has lived in a city.
-Listen to this dialogue featuring introductions of two families from "Golosa."

Pronunciation and intonation:
-Practice this dialogue from "Golosa."

Songs, videos:
-Kino also sings of another family member in their cult classic "Мама анархия."
-Watch a video of Akvarium performing their song, "Сестра."
-Аквариум gives us "Брат никотин,"
-Here's a song from Russian "Sesame Street" ("Улица Сезам") about families

Cultural stuff:
-Listen to Bulat Okudzhava's song "Абрат."
-Watch the cartoon of the Russian folk tale "Теремок." 

Videos to watch in class:
-Golosa ch. 7 video about family.
-Apartment tour video.
-Watch this video from Golosa ch. 6 on where people live.

Videos from the New Year celebration:
В лесу родилась ёлочка
Елочка, ёлка
Снеговик-почтовик
Щелкунчик

Listening comprehension for homework:
Listen to these three short dialogues about family as part of your homework.


Chapter 5
Listen to the audio recording of this chapter to work on pronunciation. Page numbers correspond to an old edition of the book, but material is the same.

Musical instrument vocabulary:
-Flashcards for musical instruments and sports.
-Oral drills on playing instrumentals from "Troika."
-Do a word find with musical instruments.
-Visit a musical instrument store in Russia.

Sports:
-See what’s going on in the world of
sports.
-Oral drill on playing games from "Golosa."

Type I verbs:
-Flashcards for new type I verbs.
-Flashcards for conjugation type I verbs.
-Exercise for the verb "to think."
-Practice conjugating 42 verbs with this exercise from George Mitrevski.  What could be more fun?
-Drill type I verbs with this exercise by George Mitrevski.
-Oral drill for читать from "Golosa."
-Oral drill for писать from "Golosa."
-Here's a video showing how to conjugate the verb писать.
-Flashcards for adverbs.

Accusative case for direct objects:
-Flashcards for new nouns.
-Practice the accusative case with this exercise by George Mitrevski.

-Is this a subject or a direct object? Do this exericse from  George Mitrevski to help clear this up.
-Practice writing sentences in the accusative case. (by George Mitrevski)
-Work on correct word order with George Mitrevski's exercise.
-Hone your translating skills with this exercise by George Mitrevski.

Extra stuff:

-Here's an exercise on the difference between и and но.
 
Music videos:
YouTube offers an huge selection of Russian popular music. Below you'll find some of the most popular groups for different genres of music. Happy viewing and listening!

Classic rock:
Aквариум "Город", "Поезд в огне," "Электрический пёс" "Брод," "Десять стрел" "Никита Рязанский" "
Рок-н-рол мёртв " "Серебро господа," "Чай," " "Брат никотин," "500," "Сестра" "Древнерусская тоска," "Аделаида," "Сидя на красивом холме" "Иван чай," "Мальчик Евграф," "Северный цвет," "Нога судьбы," "Танцы на крайне весны," "Великая железнодорожная симфония," "Маша и медведь," "Встань у реки," "25 к 10," "Иванов," "Поколение дворников,"
ДДТ:  "Я получил эту роль," "Родина" "Что нам ветер" "Осень" "Это всё" "Конвеер" "Террорист," "Революция," "Ветер," "Чёрный пёс Петербург" "Рождённые в СССР," "Дождь," "В последнюю осень" "Ленинград," "Метель," "Ночь Людмила," "Небо на земле," "Белая  ночь,"
Кино: "Группа крови," "Перемен, being signed in Russian sign language" "Мама анархия" "Видели ночь,'" "Кукушка," "Следи за собой," "Следи за собой live,"  "Когда твоя девочка больна," "Закрой за мной дверь," "Война," "Спокойная ночь'" "Троллейбус," "Кончится лето," "В наших глазах," "Красно-жёлтые дни," "Каждую ночь," "Это не любовь," "Музыка волн,""Звезда по имени солнца," "Побробуй спеть вместе со мной," "Последний герой," "Апрель," "Песня без слов," "Дальше действовать будем мы," "Легенда," "Пачка сигарет," "Бошетунмай," "Камчатка," "Звезда," "Муравейник," "Мои друзья всегда идут," "Малыш,"
Наутилус Понпилиус: "Гуд бай, Америка," "Я хочу быть с тобой," "Крылья," "Дыхание,"
Машина Времени: "Разговор в поезде" "Костёр" "Марионетка" (circa 1976-dig the lead singers Weird Al hair!), "За тех, кто в море," "Поворот," "Она идёт по жизни смеясь," "Солдат," "Наш дом,"
Секрет: "Привет," "Алиса," "Моя любовь на пятом этаже," "Сара Барабу" "Я люблю буги-вуги," "Именины у Кристины," "Tысяча пластинок" "Она не понимает,"

Alternative/Modern rock:
Земфира: "Искала," "Кукушка,"( Kino cover) "Бесконечность," "СПИД," "Итоги,"
"Аривадерчи," "Траффик," "Хочешь," "Параноя," "Сигареты Земфиры," "Почему," "Прости меня, моя любовь," "Не стреляйте," "Малыш," "Мы разбиваемся," "Ждать," "Ромашки," "До свидания," "Город," "Ненавижу," "Досказано," "Румба," "Маечка," "Непошлое," "Блюз Земфира," "Прогулка," "Самолёт,"
Сплин: "Моё сердце," ""Выхода нет," "Новые люди," "Первый снег," "Моя любовь," "Прочь из моей головы," "Гандбол," "Лабринт," "Пластмассовая жизнь," "Обрит без Сарары," "Романс,"
Би-2 "Полковник," (from film Brat-2) "Варвара," "Зажигать'" "Песок,"
"Дурочка," "Серебро," "Моя любовь," Научи меня быть счастливым," "Песок скозь палцы"
Чиж& Co.: "О любви," "Поезд," "Ерогенная зона," "Вот пуля просветела," "Дверь в лето," "Still life," "Домой," "Она
    не вышла замуж," "Вечная молодость," "Хочу чаю" "Перекрёсток" "Солдат на привале," "Невеста," "Последние деньги," "Полонез," "На двоих,"
Чичерина: 
"Ту лу ла," "Сама," "Уходя, уходи," "Когда твоя девушка больна" (Kino cover), "Жара," "Просто пою," "Показалось," "Пожарные," "На войне," "Ясно,"
Ночные снайперы: "31ая весна" "Светафоры," "Актриса," "Кошка," "Ты дарила мне розы," "Катастофический," "Куба," "Светофоры," "Сенбернары,"
Танцы минус: "Диктофоны," "Город," "Цветы," "Половинка," "32 капель" "Зачем топтать мою любовь,"
Смысловые галлюцинации: "Вечно молодой," "Первый день осени," "Утро," "Апрель," "Полюса,
Маша и медведи: "Любочка," "Без тебя,"
Кукрыниксы: "Никто," "Звезда," "Знай," "Свадьба,"
АукцЫон: "Дорога," "Еду, еду, еду," "Моя любовь," "Всё вертится," "День победы 1" "Падал," "Птица," "Любовь,"
группа Ленинград: – Warning: Some of these songs contain obscenities. (This group is banned in Moscow.)
"Кислотный DJ" "Музыка для мужика," "Дикий мужчина," "Губoшлёп," "Мальчик" "Яблочко," "Всё это рейв, " "Алкоголик,"
Ежoff Band (Political satire band): "Соединённые штаты Америки," "Патриоты," "Политичестки-Романтичная No 2," "Так и так,"  "Единная Россия партия жуликов и воров,"

Heavy metal/Punk:
Король и шут: "Лесник," "Охотник," "Гробовщик," "Прыгну со скалы," "Кроклатый старый дом," "Ели мясо мужики,"
     "Мётвый анархист," "Северный флот," "Кукла Колдуна," "Хороший пират–мёртвый пират," "Я устал," "Джокер,"
Алиса: "Мы вместе," "Власть'" "Родина," "На пороге неба," "Белая невеста," "Дождь," "На пороге неба,"
"Траса Е95,"
Наив: "Что нам делать," "Мама анархия (Kino cover)," "Селави," "Вася," "Танки панки," "Рок," "Моё сердце не остановилось," "Дурак," "Обытатель," "Суперзвезда,"

Pop/Techno/Rap:
Иван Купала: "Кострома," "Пчёлы," "Брови," "Молодость," "Галя," "Росы," "Велик день," "Дятель,"
Дискотека Авария, "Зло," "Новый год," "На острые атаки," "Песня про яйца" "Давай Авария" "Малинки" "Пей пиво!" "Паша Face Control," "Некуда деваться" "Опа," "Лето всегда"
Руки вверх: "Московская тоска," "Крошка моя," "Думала, "Назови его, как меня," "Без любви," "Студент," "Чужие губы"
Тату: "Я сошла с ума," "Нас не догонят," "220," "Покажи мне любовь," "30 минут," "Мальчик гей,"
UG:  "Ещё один день," "Остаюсь таким же," "Ненависть и верность,"
Серёга: "Кукла" "Возле дома твоего," "Чёрный бумер," "Диско малерия," "Кружим,"

Bards/Folk music:
Владимир Высоцкий:   "Я не люблю," "Утренная гимнастика," "Дорогая передача," "Песни о слухах," "Мы вращаем землю," "Спасите наши души," "Что случилось в Африке," "Милицейский протокол," "Охота на волков,"
Булат Окуджава: "Ballad of soldiers' boots"
"Пока земля ещё вертится," "Песенка об Арбате," "О Володе Высоцком," "Песенка о Моцарте," "Последний троллейбус," "Песенка, короткая, как жизнь сама,"
Сергей и Татьяна Никитины: "Переведи меня через майдан," "Бручмулла," "Весеннее танго," "Александра," "Песня шута," "Прощание с Парижем," "Какое небо голубое," "Снег идёт,"
Жанна Бичевская: "Ой, да не вечер," "Чёрный ворон," "Миленький ты мой," "Боже,"
"Бродяга,"
Александр Розенбаум: "Вальс Бостон," "Казачья," "Я не верю." "Налетела грусть," "Вещая судьба,"

Cultural stuff:
-Watch this video featuring the greatest hits of Russian classical music.
-Here's another sampling of music by various Russian classical composers.
-Feeling in the mood for some Russian classical music? Watch the Russian "Nutcracker cartoon" here. Here's part II. And part III.
-Watch this video on playing the Russian game городки.
-Watch a cartoon version of "Репка."


-Songs for music sampling in class: "Мама анархия" "Я получила эту роль" "Аривачерчи," "День победы 1" "Губошлёп" "Любочка," "Пчёлы,"

Listening comprehension videos for homework:
-Here's the link to the video interview from the Troika textbook that is part of your homework.


Chapter 6

-Listen to the audio recording of this chapter to work on pronunciation. Page numbers correspond to an old edition of the book, but material is the same.

School vocabulary and studying:
-Flashcards for university and studying vocabulary.
-Here's a video to help you learn school subjects.

-Matching exercise for some school vocabulary.
-Concentration game for school vocabulary.
-Oral drill on people's majors from "Golosa."
-Oral drills on изучать from "Golosa."
-Oral drill stating what subjects people know from "Golosa."
-Listen to what students study in various university departments from "Beginner's Russian."
-Listen to this woman talk about Russian schools.
-Listen to this girl talk about her favorite classes in school.

Type II verbs:
-Review verb conjugating with this
exercise. (by George Mitrevski)
-Flashcards for new verbs.

-How many of these infinitives to you know?

-Contrast Type I versus Type II verbs with this exercise from George Mitrevski.
-Practice conjugating the verb говорить and работать on "Beginners Russian."
-Exercise for the verbs "to love," "to look, watch," "to see,"
-Conjugate Type II verbs with this exercise from George Mitrevski. (Just ignore the verb "спать," though it is a Type II verb and means "to sleep".)
-Practice conjugating Type II verbs with this exercise on "Beginner's Russian."

-Oral drill for говорить from "Golosa."
-Oral drill for смотреть from "Golosa."
-Oral drill for петь and танцевать from "Troika."
-Oral drill for любить from "Golosa."
-Oral drill for писать and говорить from "Golosa."

-Practice conjugating the verb учиться and жить on "Beginner's Russian."
-Oral drills for учиться from "Golosa."  Drill 3, Drill 4.
-Review conjugating all verb types with these exercises on "Beginner's Russian."
-Here's a reading text with Type I and II verbs.

Accusative case:
-Flashcards for accusative case endings.
-Flashcards for new nouns.
-Practice the accusative case pronouns with these exercises on "Beginner’s Russian."
-Here's an exercise on accusative case pronouns from "Time to Speak Russian."
-Oral drill on accusative case pronouns from "Golosa."

Languages:

-Pronunciation exercise on languages from "Golosa."
-Practice the vocabulary for languages with this exercise by George Mitrevski.
-Review language vocabulary with this exercise on "Beginner’s Russian."
-Work on learning the proper form of a language to use with verbs. (by George Mitrevski)
-Practice using the correct form of a language with verbs with this exercise on "Beginner’s Russian."
-Oral drills on languages from "Golosa." Drill 3, Drill 4, Drill 5.
-Watch this video from chapter 3 of Golosa.
-Listen to these texts about various students from "Beginning Russian."

Pronunciation and intonation:
-Practice pronouncing this dialogue from "Golosa."
-Practice pronouncing these dialogues from "Golosa." Dialogue 3.
-More pronunciation practice from "Golosa."
-Practice pronouncing unstressed "o" and "e".

Summary exercises:
-Hone your translation skills with these exercises by George Mitrevski.
-Read about Anna and check your comprehension on "Beginner's Russian."

Videos, songs:
-Listen to Vladimir Vysotsky's song "Я не люблю." He's probably the most famous Russian singer ever.
-Listen to Secret's song "Я люблю буги-вуги."
-Here's a great scene from the Russian film "Стиляги" that features the song "Я люблю буги-вуги."
-View
Moscow State University’s web page.

Cultural stuff:
-View more paintings by Ilya Repin and Vasiliy Surikov.
-Learn more about Mikhail Baryshnikov and watch him dance here and here
-Learn more about Rudolf Nureyev and watch him dance.
-Anna Pavlova dancing "The Dying Swan."
-Short documentary on Maya Plisetskaya and her dancing.

-Learn more about Vladimir Vysotsky.

Language lab activities to be completed as a class:
Watch this video from chapter 4 of Golosa about where people go to school.
Watch this video interview about what languages people know from the Troika textbook.
Watch this video about Moscow State University from the Troika textbook.
Watch this video from chapter 3 of Golosa about what languages people know.


Chapter 7
-Listen to the audio recording of this chapter to work on pronunciation. Page numbers correspond to an old edition of the book, but material is the same.

New verbs:
-Flashcards for new verbs.
-Practice conjugating the new verbs with this exercise.
-Practice conjugating reflexive verbs with this exercise from George Mitrevski.

-Oral drill on заниматься from "Golosa."

Past tense verbs:
-Practice forming the past tense with this exercise.
-More practice forming the past tense with these exercises on "Beginner’s Russian."
-Practice converting present tense verbs to the past tense.
-Here's another exercise with the past tense by Katya Hughes.
-Oral drills on past tense from "Golosa."
-Oral drill on был, была... from "Golosa."

Future tense:
-Conjugate the verb быть to get the future tense.
-Convert these sentences from the present tense to the future tense.
-Oral drills on future tense from "Golosa."
-Oral drill on быть in future tense from "Golosa."
-Oral drill on у меня есть in the past tense from "Golosa."
-Oral drill on mixed tenses from "Golosa."

Instrumental case "with":
-Practice с + the instrumental case with this exercise.
-Flashcards for instrumental case endings.
-Flashcards for other good vocabulary.

-Do this exercise on instrumental case pronouns from “Time to Speak Russian.”

Videos, songs:
-Kino sings of the fun they had one night in "Видели ночь."
-Doing aerobics is a requirement while listening to the song  "Думала" by Руки вверх!
-Listen to Алсу's song "Вчера."
-Listen to this Soviet favorite song for children, "Пусть всегда будет солнце."
-Watch Akvarium perform the song, "После завтра я опять буду здесь."

Cultural stuff:
-Read more about the life of Aleksandr Pushkin, Russia's greatest writer.
-Read more of Pushkin's poems in translation. Unfortunately, they lose so much in translation, but until you can read the originals, it's better than nothing!
-Learn more about Lev Tolstoy's life and literature.
-Watch this cartoon of "Филиппок".

Listening comprehension for homework
-Listen to this guy describe his family as part of your homework. 


Chapter 8
-Listen to the audio recording of this chapter to work on pronunciation. Page numbers correspond to an old edition of the book, but material is the same.

What do you have?
-Flashcards for technology vocabulary.
-Flashcards for "to have"
-Do you know the genitive case pronouns? (by George Mitrevski).
-Practice stating who owns things with this exercise.
-Poor Boris has nothing at all. Practice the genitive case with this exercise.
-Flashcards for genitive case endings.

-Practice expressing ownership with this exercise by George Mitrevski.
-Drill those genitive case endings with this exercise by George Mitrevski.
-Oral drills on genitive case pronouns from "Golosa."
-Oral drill on genitive case endings from "Golosa."

Adjectives:
-Flashcards for adjectives.
-Practice adjective endings with this exercise.
-Practice more adjective endings with these exercises by George Mitrevski.
-More practice with adjective endings with this exercise by George Mitrevski.
-Can you believe it? More adjectives in the nominative case on "Beginner's Russian!"
-Do these two exercises on adjective endings from "Time to Speak Russian."
-Do this listening exercise with adjectives from “Time to Speak Russian”
-Get practice with pluralizing nouns and adjectives this exercise by George Mitrevski.
-Practice the forms of этот/эта/это/эти. (by Sasha Kulikova)
-Do these two exercises on этот, эта, это, эти from “Time to Speak Russian”
-Practice the difference between adjectives and adverbs with this sentence.
-Try this translation exercise by George Mitrevski.
-Flashcards for other good vocabulary.
-Here’s an exercise on intonation patterns with какой/какая... from “Time to Speak Russian.”
-Oral drills with adjectives from "Golosa." Drill 3.
-Oral drill on какой, какая... from "Golosa."


Adverbs:
-This exercise might help you understand the difference between adjectives and adverbs.

Pronunciation and intonation:
-Practice pronouncing this dialogue from "Golosa."

Videos, songs:
-Watch Krokodil Gena sing the  Russian birthday song from the cartoon "Чебурашка."
-Watch the entire cartoon "Cheburashka i krokodil Gena."

-Here is the quintessential song about Moscow, "Подмосковные вечера."
-Watch this video of the techno song "Я люблю тебя, Москва.


Cultural stuff:

-See pictures of  Moscow attractions  and learn about the city's history.
-More pictures of Moscow in this video.

Language lab activities to be completed as a class:
-Watch this video from chapter 2 of Golosa.
-Watch this video about Moscow from the Troika textbook.

Chapter 9
-Listen to the audio recording of this chapter to work on pronunciation. Page numbers correspond to an old edition of the book, but material is the same.

Colors:
-Flashcards for the colors.
-Here's a video to help you learn colors.
-Play this Russian color game to hear the colors pronounced over and over again.

-Practice matching the colors with the Russian words for them.
-Practice adjective agreement with colors.

-Here’s a listening exercise on colors and adjectives from “Time to Speak Russian”

Food vocabulary:
-Flashcards for food vocabulary.
-Practice food vocabulary with this exercise on "Beginner’s Russian."

-Here's a video to help you learn fruits.
-Here's a video to help you learn vegetables.
-Fruits and vegetables anyone? Play this game to practice vocabulary.

-Flashcards for food adjectives.
Here are 4 exercises with adjectives and foods from “Time to Speak Russian.” Exercise 1, 2, 3, 4.
-Flashcards for verbs "to eat" and "to drink."
-Practice conjugating the verbs есть and пить.

-Oral drill on verb есть from "Golosa."
-Oral drill on food preferences from "Golosa."

-Watch these claymation videos on eating in a restaurant from “Time to Speak Russian”.
-Watch this video to learn if Russians prefer borsch or burgers?

The accusative case for direct objects:
-Practice stating what you love to eat with the accusative case.
-Practice stating what you eat with this exercise on "Beginner's Russian."
-Practice stating what you love to drink with the accusative case.
-Practice stating what you drink with this exercise on "Beginner's Russian."
-Practice adjectives in the accusative case with this exercise.
-Practice your adjective endings in the accusative case with this exercise from George Mitrevski.
-Oral drill with foods in the accusative case from "Golosa."
-Listen to this conversation about where people buy groceries from "Beginner's Russian."
-Listen to this conversation in a restaurant from "Beginner's Russian."

Adjectives in the accusative case:
-Practice adjectives in the accusative case on "Beginner's Russian."
-Oral drill on adjectives in the accusative case.

The instrumental case with с:
-Practice the instrumental case with foods.
-Practice instrumental plural endings.
-Fill in dialogue for ordering food.
-Practice asking questions with this exercise.
-Oral drill on instrumental case from "Golosa."

Videos, songs and other stuff:
-Listen to Жанна Бичевсая's song "Чёрный ворон."
-Watch a video of a little Russian girl eating sugar and discussing it with her mother. Too cute!
-Watch this clip from "Улица Сезам" where Зелебоба tries new foods.

-How do Russians view vegetarians? This hilarious scene from "Everything is Illuminated" will show you.
-Here's an on-line pizza delivery site. What do Russian's like on their pizzas and how much do they cost.
-Care for some eggs? Дискотека Авария will cook up some for you with this song.
-Why don't you drink some beer Пей пиво! with those eggs. Another chart buster from Дискотека Авария.

-Don't like beer? Listen Akvarium's song "Чай" and have a cup of tea instead!
-Chiz and Co also want some tea. Listen to their song "Хочу чаю."


Cultural stuff:
-What are you hungry for? Find out what you can eat at 
Moscow restaurants.
-RusCuisine.com offers more authentic Russian recipes.

Videos to watch in class:
-Watch this video interview about food in the school cafeteria.
-Watch this video from "Тройка" about what people like to eat.
-Watch this video from the "Troika" textbook about restaurants and cafes.

Videos to watch as part of homework:
-Watch this video from the "Troika" textbook about traditional Russian food as part of your homework.


Chapter 10

-Listen to the audio recording of this chapter to work on pronunciation. Page numbers correspond to an old edition of the book, but material is the same.

Verbs of motion:
-Flashcards for verbs of motion.
-Practice conjugating идти and ехать.
-Practice the
"to go" verbs with this quiz by Al Stoner.
-Another exercise with verbs of motion by George Mitrevski. 

-Do these exercises with verbs of motion from “Time to Speak Russian.”
-Oral drill on ехать from "Golosa."
-Oral drill on идти from "Golosa."
-Watch this cartoon "Kуда идёт слонёнок" about a baby elephant walking.

Destinations and modes of transportation:
-Flashcards for new destinations.
-Flashcards for modes of transportation.
-Here's a video to help you learn modes of transportation.
-Practice stating destinations in the accusative case.
-Practice stating destinations with adjectives.
-Oral drills on stating destination from "Golosa."
-Practice stating mode of transportation with this exercise.
-Oral drill on modes of transportation from "Golosa."
-Review location versus destination with this exercise by Sasha Kulikova.  
-Do this exercise on prepositions в/на for destinations, locations and transportation from “Time to Speak Russian.”
-Oral drill on difference between куда and где from "Golosa."
-Watch this video interview about where people would like to travel.
-Watch this claymation video on asking directions from “Time to Speak Russian”
-Watch this claymation video on discussing transportation from “Time to Speak Russian”
-Would you like to ride the Trans-Siberian Railroad, but can't afford the trip? Watch this documentary about the Trans-Siberian Railroad and the cities it stops in. It's in Russian, but you should be able to follow it.
-Listen to Александр Розенбаум sing his song about the Trans-Siberian Railroad.

Weather:
-Pronunciation and oral drills on seasons from "Troika."
-Oral drill on weather from "Golosa."
-Oral drills on temperature from "Golosa."
-Here's a video to help you learn weather vocabulary.
-Watch this weather forecast segment from the Soviet new program "Время."

-Do these exercises on seasons and temperature from “Time to Speak Russian.”
-Watch this claymation video on weather from “Time to Speak Russian.”

Videos, songs:
-Watch the cartoon "Чебурашка идёт в школу."
-Listen to Kino's song "Троллейбус".
-Here's a song called "Домой" by Чиж и Co.
-"Еду, еду, еду" is by the alternative ska band Аукцыон.
-Here's the classic children's song "Мы едем, едем, едем..."
-Listen to ДДТ's song "Дождь,"

Cultural stuff:
-View maps of the vast Moscow metro and the St. Petersburg metro.
-Driving is fun in Moscow, as this video will prove.

-View more painting by Russian landscape painters Isaac Levitan and Ivan Shishkin.
-Learn more about Fyodor Tiutchev and read more of his poems.

Language lab activities to be completed as a class:
-What's the weather going to be like in Russia this week?
Read the 5-day forecast.
-Watch a weather forecast on this video from "Golosa" book 2, chapter 1.


Chapter 11

-Listen to the audio recording of this chapter to work on pronunciation.
Page numbers correspond to an old edition of the book, but material is the same.

Telling time:
-Flashcards for telling time.

-Practice telling time with these quizzes by George Mitrevski.
-Flashcards for learning how to tell time by Al Stoner
-What time of day is it? Practice this vocabulary with George Mitrevski's exercise.
-Put this dialogue about going to a concert into correct order. (By Svetlana Clark.)

-Here’s a listening comprehension exercise for telling time from “Time to Speak Russian.”

Daily activity verbs:
-Practice conjugating the new verbs with this exercise.
-Flashcards for daily activity verbs.
-Another translation exercise using daily activity verbs from George Mitrevski.
-Oral drill on daily activity verbs in present tense from "Golosa."
-Oral drill on daily activities in past tense from "Golosa."
-Here's an exercise featuring times of the day.
-Listen to this guy tell about his daily schedule.
-Listen to this teenage girl tell about her daily schedule and school

Во сколько?
-Practice stating at what time activities happen.
-Oral drill on stating time from "Golosa."

Days of the week:
-Flashcards for learning the days of the week.
-Practice days of the week on Beginner’s Russian.
-Concentration game for the days of the week.
-Can you put the days of the week in order?
-How well do you know your days of the week? Test yourself with this exercise by George Mitrevski.
-Practice stating on what day of the week activities happen.
-Two more exercises on days of the week from “Time to Speak Russian.”
-Listen to these people's weekly schedules from "Beginner's Russian."
-Listen to this man tell about his weekly schedule and studies from "Beginner's Russian."
-Listen to this woman tell about her week from "Beginner's Russian."

Stating on which day of the week:
-Practice stating on which day something happened on Beginner’s Russian.
-Read about Лёня's schedule and check your comprehension on Beginner's Russian.
-Read about another person's week and check your comprehension on Beginner's Russian.
-Oral drills for stating on which day event occurs from "Golosa."

Надо:
-Practice stating that people need to do things using надо.

Months:
-Pronunciation exercise for months from "Troika."
-Flashcards for the months.

-Can you put the names of the months in order?
-Play a game with days and months vocabulary here.
-Here's an exercise with the days of the week and months vocabulary by George Mitrevski.
-Here's a crossword puzzle with the days and months by George Mitrevski.
-Practice stating in which month people were born.
-Oral drill for month from "Golosa."

Extra time expressions:
-Here is another flash card activity for time expressions by Richard Robin.

Pronunciation and intonation:
-Practice pronunciation with these dialogues from "Golosa".

Videos, songs:
-It wouldn't be New Year's without Дискотека Авария song Новый год. I've never been to a New Year's party where it wasn't
     played!
-Listen to the song Апрель by
Смысловые галлюцинации.
-Here's Kino's song "Каждую ночь".

Language lab activities to be completed as a class:
-What's on t.v. today?
Find out with this on-line t.v. schedule.
-Watch this video from chapter 5 of Golosa.

Videos for listening comprehension homework:
-Watch this video from the Тройка website on the Moscow Kremlin as part of your homework.
-Watch this video from the Тройка website on what Svetlana and Tamara do in their free time as part of your homework.


Chapter 12
-Listen to the audio recording of this chapter to work on pronunciation. Page numbers correspond to an old edition of the book, but material is the same.

Aspect and verb pairs:
-Flashcards for verb pairs.
-Here's a verb pair exercise from George Mitrevski.

Imperfective and perfective verbs in past tense:
-Practice stating that an action is finished using the perfective past tense.
-Chose the correct verb in the past tense.

-Oral drills on perfective past from "Golosa" and "Troika". Drill 3

-Watch this film strip of the story Косточка.
-Read the original fable Свинья под дубом in verse.


Chapter 13
-Listen to the audio recording of this chapter to work on pronunciation.
Page numbers correspond to an old edition of the book, but material is the same.

Dative case for indirect objects:
-Flashcards for the verb "to give".
-Practice conjugating the verb давать.
-Drill dative case pronouns with this exercise.
-Practice the using direct and indirect objects with давать.
-Practice the dative case for indirect objects with this exercise by George Mitrevski.
-Get more practice putting names into the dative case with another exercise by George Mitrevski.
-Practice using the dative case with this exercise on Beginner's Russian.

-Here’s an exercise on dative case endings from “Time to Speak Russian.”
-Oral drill on dative case from "Golosa."

Clothes vocabulary:
-This picture dictionary features men's clothing and women's clothing along with correct pronunciation.
-Here's a video to help you learn clothes.
-Flashcards for clothes vocabulary by Richard Robin.

Нравиться and the dative case:
-Drill dative case pronouns with this exercise using нравиться.
-Two more exercises on dative pronouns with нравиться from “Time to Speak Russian.”
-Translate sentences using нравиться with this exercise by George Mitrevski.
-Oral drill on нравиться from "Golosa."

Large numbers:
-Pronunciation practice and oral drill for large numbers from "Troika."
-Practice pronouncing the numbers 100-1000 with this exercise.
-Flashcards for numbers 100-1000.
-Practice numbers with this quiz by George Mitrevski.
-Numbers 1-6000 from George Mitrevsky.
-Practice larger numbers with these exercises on Beginner's Russian.
-Practice stating prices.
-Practice asking and stating price with this exercise on Beginner's Russian.
-Oral drill on stating prices from "Troika."
 

Shopping and giving gifts:
-Watch this claymation video on paying in a restaurant from “Time to Speak Russian”.
-Watch this claymation video on changing money at the bank from “Time to Speak Russian”
-Here’s an exercise on endings for рубль и доллар from “Time to Speak Russian”.
-Here's a cartoon called Просто так about the virtures of giving gifts.
-Find out the current exchange rate for rubles against various world curriencies.
-Visit the on-line bookstore “Kniga.com” There is a button at the top to change the site to English. (I have ordered from them before without any problems.)

Pronunciation and intonation:

-Practice pronouncing these numbers from "Golosa."

Videos, songs and other stuff:
-Listen to ДДТ's song  "Родина".
-Listen to Тату's song 220.
-Listen to Секрет's song "Тысяча пластинок."
-If you shop to much you end up like Чиж in this song "Последние деньги,"

Language lab activities to be completed as a class:
What's on sale this week at О'кей store.

Case review:
-Here's a test over general case knowledge. This will be pretty tough, but give it a try.
-Another text on general case usage. This text is a bit easier, but still will be a challenge for you at this level.
-Here's a summary exercise about asking questions.

-Case review exercise from “Time to Speak Russian.”

Vocabulary review:
Review basic vocabulary (492 words) with this exercise by George Mitrevski of Auburn University.
Review first year vocabulary from Russian to English with these exercises by George Mitrevski. Exercise 1,
Exercise 2, Exercise 3, Exercise 4, Exercise 5, Exercise 6, Exercise 7, Exercise 8, Exercise 9, Exercise 10, Exercise 11, Exercise 12, Exercise 13, Exercise 14Exercise 15, Exercise16Exercise 17, Exercise 18, Exercise 19, Exercise 20, Exercise 21, Exercise 22, Exercise 23, Exercise 24, Exercise 25, Exercise 26, Exercise 27, Exercise 28.

Review first year vocabulary from English to Russian with these exercises by George Mitrevski. Exercise 1, Exercise 2, Exercise 3, Exercise 4, Exercise 5, Exercise 6, Exercise 7, Exercise 8, Exercise 9, Exercise 10, Exercise 11, Exercise 12, Exercise 13, Exercise 14Exercise 15, Exercise16Exercise 17, Exercise 18, Exercise 19, Exercise 20, Exercise 21, Exercise 22, Exercise 23, Exercise 24, Exercise 25, Exercise 26, Exercise 27, Exercise 28, Exercise 29, Exercise 30.

Russian radio stations:
-You'll find a listing of Russian radio stations that broadcast over the web here. My favorite is Наше радио.
-101.ru offers 92 different music channels. Happy listening! If you prefer to have an English version, here it is.

A very bad video series you can watch:

BBC Russian series "Goodbye Summer". This series is dated and cheesy, but it worth watching. It's language is simple and there are on screen Russian subtitled that help you follow the dialogue. You'll never forget the saga of Viktor and Olga!
Watch "Goodbye Summer" episode 1.
Watch "Goodbye Summer" episode 2.
Watch "Goodbye Summer" episode 3.
Watch "Goodbye Summer" episode 4.
Watch "Goodbye Summer" episode 5.
Watch "Goodbye Summer" episode 6.
Watch "Goodbye Summer" episode 7.
Watch "Goodbye Summer" episode 8.
Watch "Goodbye Summer" episode 9.
Watch "Goodbye Summer" episode 10.
Watch "Goodbye Summer" episode 11.
Watch "Goodbye Summer" episode 12.
Watch "Goodbye Summer" episode 13.
Watch "Goodbye Summer" episode 14.
Watch "Goodbye Summer" episode 15.


Classic Russian films on Youtube:
The Russian film studio Mosfilm has been kind enough to put about 55 of their films on Youtube. They are high quality and subtitled in English. I recommend watching:
Ирония субьды, Бриллиантовая рука, Дерсу Узала, Москва слезам не верит, Кавказская пленница, Броненосец Потемкин, Война и мир, Агония, Сталкер, Солярис, Девять дней одного года, Анна Каренина, Александр Невский, Холодное лето 53 года, Белое солнце пусыни, Они сражались за родину, Иваново детство, Баллада о солдате, Летят журавли, Звезда, Жестокий романс, (Don't watch Иван Васильевич меняет профессию, because we'll watch it in class together.)


Russian cartoons on Youtube:

-Watch the entire cartoon "Cheburashka i krokodil Gena."
-Russian Winnie the Pooh: "Винни Пух идёт в гости. Here's "Vinnie pukh and the honey tree "
     "Eyore's gloomy day Part I and Part II."

-"Troe iz Prostokvashino,"
-"Eжик в тумане"
-Nu pogodi (Russian Road Runner type of cartoon): Episode 1, Episode 2Episode 5, Episode 6, Episode 7,
     Episode 8,
Episode 9, Episode 10, Episode 11, Episode 12, Episode 13, Episode 14, Episode 15, Episode 16, Episode 17,
     Episode 18,

-"The Cat and the Tree (with subtitles),"
-
"Malish i Karlson"
-"Левёнок и черепаха."
-"Умка."
"Умка ищет друга."
"Трям"
"Лунтик" has many, many videos available to watch.

More stuff to watch on the Internet:
-Free movies on Russianremote! None of these films are subtitled, but they are available to watch for free.
     You can also watch Russian language cartoons, news reports, t.v. shows, music videos and sport shows all without subtitles.
-You've watchedYouTube. But have you watched  RuTube, Russia's YouTube?

Russian DVD's, videos and books at PCC library
-Here's a link to the Russian DVD collection at the PCC Sylvania Library available for check out to PCC students.
-We have a great collection of Russian language readers, textbooks, dictionaries, grammar references at the PCC Sylvania library. Don't miss out!


Russian DVD's and videos at Multnomah County Library.

-Here's a link to the Russian DVD collection at the Multnomah County Library. They have 800+ DVDs available for 3 week check out. All you have to do is get a library card, put the DVD on hold and have it delivered for free to the Capitol Hill Branch library down the street from PCC or any other area library.

Additional web sites:

How do I type in Russian?:

-Russify your computer. Fonts here.
-Russify your Mac.
-Russify everything.

-You can do your own Russian word processing and use a spell checker at GoogleDocs. Create a free account.

Additional sites:
-Make your own flashcards on Anki.
-Want to join a local Russian conversation group? You can do so through the Meetup company.

-Yandex is a major Russian search engine, which is more complete for Russian things than Google is.
-If you'd like to read Russian newspapers in English or Russian or even listen to Russian radio, go to Russian Alive. Some of the
     papers can only be read if you subscribe, but
others are  free.
The Moscow Times is one of the best English language newpaper listed
     here and it's free!
-Cornell University has a site called "Beginning Russian Through Film" that has downloads of lots of film clips that are great to watch.
     The Eralash clips are the easiest, since this was a t.v. show for school age kids.
-Have I managed to make you a lover of Russian proverbs yet? If so, here's a dictionary of them for Russian children.
-The Golosa website offers the chance to listen to Russian news broadcasts at a slower speed. They are still hard, but maybe you might be
     able to understand a bit.
-Give your tongue a workout with these
tongue twisters.
-For those of you who know American sign language, here you'll find the
Russian alphabet in Russian Sign Language,
which is
     different from American Sign Language.
-Tired of Yuri? Want your own Russian pen-pal? The pen-pals and e-pals forum at Master Russian can help you find one.
-Want to learn how Russians say things? Here's an illustrated dictionary of Russian idioms.
-Want to test your knowledge of Russian culture and learn more? Here's a program for developing cultural knowledge in English that's
     great!

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