Free Russian Lessons

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  • A Spoonful of Russian – iTunes Free – Feed – Web Site
    • Recommended by our readers.
  • Business Russian – Web
  • Foreign Service Institute Russian Fast – Web Site
    • Textbook (PDF) and eight audio lessons (MP3).
  • Foreign Service Russian: An Active Introduction Web site
    • 11 lessons and a textbook.
  • Learn RussianWeb Site
    • A free course by that covers all aspects of Russian including alphabet, phonetics, vocabulary and grammar. It also has multiple grammar tables and tests. is a Russian 24/7 English-language news channel.
  • Learn Russian Fluently, Easily and Effectively Spotify
    • A 4-hour series of lessons that are freely available on Spotify
  • Russian GrammarYouTube
    • 50 free, short videos on topics in basic Russian grammar. Funded by a grant from the University of South Carolina, the videos were created by Curtis Ford, a senior instructor at the University.
  • Russian Literature – Web Site
    • Also presented by UCLA, the lessons help users improve their comprehension and vocabulary by listening to excerpts from Tolstoy, Gogol, Chekhov and other Russian literary greats.
  • One Minute Russian – iTunes Free – Feed – Web Site
  • Russian Essentials – Web 
    • A web-application developed by the University of Cambridge Language Centre for basic level students of Russian. Russian Essentials concentrates on basic language, with eight sections covering key spoken and written language.
  • Russian for Beginners 1Free YouTube Video
    • A series of instructive videos from Olga Viberg at Dalarna University.
  • RussianPod101 – iTunes Free – Web Site
    • Helps you learn Russian and Russian culture at your convenience.
  • Russian HandwritingWeb Site
    • Brown University provides animations showing how to write Russian letters by hand.
  • Speak Fluent RussianFree iTunes – Web Site
    • Offers free audio lessons that develop speaking skills and listening comprehension, allowing students to speak Russian more fluently. Site includes full transcripts and notes.

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