Free Russian Lessons

Learn Russ­ian for free online. Down­load free audio lessons to your com­put­er or mp3 play­er and start learn­ing Russ­ian instant­ly. To learn more lan­guages, please vis­it our com­plete col­lec­tion of Free Lan­guage Lessons.

  • 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 Russ­ianYouTube
    • Learn the absolute basics of Russ­ian with a 10-les­­son course of “espres­­so-break” episodes. In this course you’ll learn to greet peo­ple, say that you’re learn­ing the lan­guage, intro­duce your­self and ask peo­ple how they’re feel­ing, and lots more.
  • RussianPod101 — iTunes Free
    • Helps you learn Russ­ian and Russ­ian cul­ture at your con­ve­nience.

To learn more lan­guages, please vis­it our col­lec­tion: Learn Lan­guages for Free: Span­ish, Eng­lish, Chi­nese & Beyond.

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