Speaking Russian Podcast

Learn Russian Language. Free Audio Lessons.

Learn the basics, simple Russian words and phrases, in the weekly podcast.  

A new episode is released each week on Tuesday.

To learn more about the Russian language and culture read the articles and follow Speaking Russian on TwitterFacebookPinterestGoogle+ and Instagram, where you can also find lots of notes on Russian Grammar and Pronunciation. 



Speaking Russian Advanced. Let's Read Together. 

Anna Karenina. Leo Tolstoy.

Listen to "Anna Karenina" in Russian.

Transcript of the Summary Chapters and original text in Russian.

Each chapter of the novel is narrated in Russian and comes with a short summary of the chapter in English.

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Speaking Russian Fast-Track podcast 

where you can listen only to the words from each episode without much detail.

It is available to download on iTunes or Libsyn.

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Audio lessons with Transcript, Cyrillic Spelling and Translation of the words.


Dialects in the Russian Language. Or why МОЛОКO (milk) is pronounced as [malakO]In the podcast I speak in Moscow dialect. Why is it Moscow dialect? Firstly, Moscow dialect is considered to be the model of pronunciation...learn more

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Books for Learning Russian. 

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Mister or Comrade? You are in the middle of Moscow or any other Russian city and want to ask for directions. What will you call a person in the street, the person you don't know?...learn more 

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The Russians don't smile. Why? A lot of people coming to Russia notice that Russian people don't smile very much. If we don't smile at everyone it doesn't mean that we are unhappy, sad or rude...learn more.

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Ты (you) and Вы (you) in Russian. What is the difference? Why is the pronoun Вы (you) written sometimes with a capital "B"?...learn more.

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The Very First Russian Language Lesson. How do we usually start our studies with the students who are complete beginners?...learn more.

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"How long will it take me to learn the Russian Language?" I hear this question almost every time when I meet a new student...learn more.

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Letter "Ы" in the Russian Language. "We should eliminate this disgusting letter. It's an idiocy"...learn more.

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A few facts about Russian letter "Ё". Is it Лев or Лёв Толстой?...learn more.

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GRAMMAR. Is 1 EUR in Russian Один евро, Одно евро or Одна евро?...learn more.

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GRAMMAR. Gender of Russian Nouns (general rule) ... read more.

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Nationalities in Russian.