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Getting Started with RussianPod101.com
Learn the basic words, phrases, questions and expressions you need to get through your first social interaction in Russian!
23 Lessons Absolute Beginner
Learn the basic words, phrases, questions and expressions you need to get through your first social interaction in Russian!
23 Lessons Absolute Beginner
2
New
Best of Katya for Beginners
Are you a Katya fan? Here are her best video lessons.
10 Lessons Beginner
Are you a Katya fan? Here are her best video lessons.
10 Lessons Beginner
3
New
Best of Katya for Intermediate Learners
Are you a Katya fan? Here are her best video lessons.
10 Lessons Intermediate
Are you a Katya fan? Here are her best video lessons.
10 Lessons Intermediate
1
New
Top 15 Video and Audio Lessons for Your First Week
Not sure where to start? Here are the top 15 lessons to help you to start learning Russian. Hand-picked!
15 Lessons Absolute Beginner
Not sure where to start? Here are the top 15 lessons to help you to start learning Russian. Hand-picked!
15 Lessons Absolute Beginner
1
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Lessons for Your Flight To Russia
Preparing for a trip to Russia? Here are the lessons you will need to get the most out of your trip.
30 Lessons Absolute Beginner
Preparing for a trip to Russia? Here are the lessons you will need to get the most out of your trip.
30 Lessons Absolute Beginner
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New
Connecting with Russian-Speaking Family
A little bit of language can help you mesh with your Russian-speaking in-laws or relatives.
95 Lessons Beginner
A little bit of language can help you mesh with your Russian-speaking in-laws or relatives.
95 Lessons Beginner
1
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Essential Russian for Emergencies
Don't get caught in an emergency without these language skills!
29 Lessons Absolute Beginner
Don't get caught in an emergency without these language skills!
29 Lessons Absolute Beginner
4
New
Conversation Starters for Advanced Listeners
You speak Russian like a local, but without good topics, your conversations will be flat. Study these lessons and your conversations will always be interesting!
20 Lessons Advanced
You speak Russian like a local, but without good topics, your conversations will be flat. Study these lessons and your conversations will always be interesting!
20 Lessons Advanced
2
New
Shopping in Russia
Going shopping is even more fun when you can converse with the staff in Russian.
42 Lessons Beginner
Going shopping is even more fun when you can converse with the staff in Russian.
42 Lessons Beginner
2
New
Talking with Your Russian Partner
Communication is the cornerstone of a great relationship.
50 Lessons Beginner
Communication is the cornerstone of a great relationship.
50 Lessons Beginner
1
New
Get Motivated to Study Russian
These lessons are hand-picked to keep you motivated.
38 Lessons Absolute Beginner
These lessons are hand-picked to keep you motivated.
38 Lessons Absolute Beginner
1
Ultimate Video Getting Started
Get up and running with the basics of Russian in this all-video learning path!
63 Lessons Absolute Beginner
Get up and running with the basics of Russian in this all-video learning path!
63 Lessons Absolute Beginner
3
An Intermediate Russian Lesson Review
Before charging ahead with intermediate Russian, take a short review of beginner.
17 Lessons Intermediate
Before charging ahead with intermediate Russian, take a short review of beginner.
17 Lessons Intermediate
3
New
Making an Appointment in Russian
Dentists, doctors, business contacts. Appointments are a necessity of modern life!
18 Lessons Intermediate
Dentists, doctors, business contacts. Appointments are a necessity of modern life!
18 Lessons Intermediate
1
New
Speaking Perfect Russian at a Restaurant
Obliterate the language barrier between you and delicious Russian food.
44 Lessons Absolute Beginner
Obliterate the language barrier between you and delicious Russian food.
44 Lessons Absolute Beginner
4
New
Flexing your Fluency
Now's the fun part! These lessons present native-speed Russian in a safe environment.
90 Lessons Advanced
Now's the fun part! These lessons present native-speed Russian in a safe environment.
90 Lessons Advanced
1
New
The Ultimate Guide for Brand New Russian Learners
New to learning Russian? No problem! Learn the alphabet and how to read with these lessons!
48 Lessons Absolute Beginner
New to learning Russian? No problem! Learn the alphabet and how to read with these lessons!
48 Lessons Absolute Beginner
1
New
Talking About Yourself
It's everybody's favorite topic: themselves! Learn how to talk about yourself in Russian.
51 Lessons Absolute Beginner
It's everybody's favorite topic: themselves! Learn how to talk about yourself in Russian.
51 Lessons Absolute Beginner
1
New
Russian S.O.S.
With this core path, learn words and phrases you need to handle basic situations in Russia.
58 Lessons Absolute Beginner
With this core path, learn words and phrases you need to handle basic situations in Russia.
58 Lessons Absolute Beginner
1
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Going Out
With this core path, learn the words, phrases, and grammar you need for a night out!
68 Lessons Absolute Beginner
With this core path, learn the words, phrases, and grammar you need for a night out!
68 Lessons Absolute Beginner
2
New
Around the Home
Learn words and phrases that you can use at home.
46 Lessons Beginner
Learn words and phrases that you can use at home.
46 Lessons Beginner
1
Mastering Level 1 Russian
Advance to Level 2 with this thorough introduction to Russian!
184 Lessons Absolute Beginner
Advance to Level 2 with this thorough introduction to Russian!
184 Lessons Absolute Beginner
1
All About Russian Culture and Society
Learn all about the society and culture of Russia.
15 Lessons Absolute Beginner
Learn all about the society and culture of Russia.
15 Lessons Absolute Beginner
1
Culture Class: Holidays in Russia
Learn all about the top Russian holidays and the traditions and history behind them.
25 Lessons Absolute Beginner
Learn all about the top Russian holidays and the traditions and history behind them.
25 Lessons Absolute Beginner
1
Culture Class: Russian Superstitions and Beliefs
Is it better luck to spill sugar or salt? Learn this and more Russian superstitions.
5 Lessons Absolute Beginner
Is it better luck to spill sugar or salt? Learn this and more Russian superstitions.
5 Lessons Absolute Beginner
2
Longer Dialogues: Upper Beginner Russian
Try your hand at some longer Russian dialogues to prepare yourself for deeper conversations.
25 Lessons Beginner
Try your hand at some longer Russian dialogues to prepare yourself for deeper conversations.
25 Lessons Beginner
2
New Cases and Cultural Tips: Lower Beginner Russian
Go beyond the basics of Russian grammar and vocabulary to navigate a variety of situations.
25 Lessons Beginner
Go beyond the basics of Russian grammar and vocabulary to navigate a variety of situations.
25 Lessons Beginner
2
Must-Know Russian Social Media Phrases
Social media Russian follows its own rules. Learn to post like a native with these lessons.
25 Lessons Beginner
Social media Russian follows its own rules. Learn to post like a native with these lessons.
25 Lessons Beginner
2
Business Russian for Beginners
Harness the power of formality levels in Russian to boost your professional career.
25 Lessons Beginner
Harness the power of formality levels in Russian to boost your professional career.
25 Lessons Beginner
2
Top 400 Activities: Daily Routines in Russian
Want to talk about your day in Russian? Learn 200 words and 200 sample sentences needed for daily life.
10 Lessons Beginner
Want to talk about your day in Russian? Learn 200 words and 200 sample sentences needed for daily life.
10 Lessons Beginner
2
New
Must-Know Russian Slang Words & Phrases
You won't learn this in a textbook! Find out how real Russians speak.
25 Lessons Beginner
You won't learn this in a textbook! Find out how real Russians speak.
25 Lessons Beginner
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Idioms and Proverbs
Learn some famous Russian idioms and proverbs, their meanings, and origins.
10 Lessons Beginner
Learn some famous Russian idioms and proverbs, their meanings, and origins.
10 Lessons Beginner
5
New
Inner Circle
This monthly, no-holds-barred pathway gives you tried and tested learning methods.
67 Lessons Bonus
This monthly, no-holds-barred pathway gives you tried and tested learning methods.
67 Lessons Bonus
5
New
Russian Vocab Builder
Quickly and efficiently build your Russian vocabulary with these themed lessons.
171 Lessons Bonus
Quickly and efficiently build your Russian vocabulary with these themed lessons.
171 Lessons Bonus
3
Settling Down in Russia: Intermediate Russian
Massively boost your Russian conversation skills with these dialogue-based lessons.
25 Lessons Intermediate
Massively boost your Russian conversation skills with these dialogue-based lessons.
25 Lessons Intermediate
3
Talk like a Local: Upper Intermediate Russian
This pathway is for students on the cusp of advanced, but want a bit more grammar review.
25 Lessons Intermediate
This pathway is for students on the cusp of advanced, but want a bit more grammar review.
25 Lessons Intermediate
1
Classic RPod101: Russian Newbie
Learn basic Russian with this classic dialogue-based pathway.
16 Lessons Absolute Beginner
Learn basic Russian with this classic dialogue-based pathway.
16 Lessons Absolute Beginner
1
Before You Travel: Survival Russian
Don't waste your time! Get the most language in the shortest time with these survival phrases.
60 Lessons Absolute Beginner
Don't waste your time! Get the most language in the shortest time with these survival phrases.
60 Lessons Absolute Beginner
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Basics, Culture, and More: Absolute Beginner Russian
Learn absolute beginner Russian using native dialogues.
25 Lessons Absolute Beginner
Learn absolute beginner Russian using native dialogues.
25 Lessons Absolute Beginner
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Top 25 Russian Questions You Need to Know
What's your name? Where are you from? Learn how to answer these common questions.
25 Lessons Absolute Beginner
What's your name? Where are you from? Learn how to answer these common questions.
25 Lessons Absolute Beginner
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Culture Class: Essential Russian Vocabulary
Let Russian culture be your guide as you build up essential vocabulary and phrases.
25 Lessons Absolute Beginner
Let Russian culture be your guide as you build up essential vocabulary and phrases.
25 Lessons Absolute Beginner
1
3-Minute Russian: Greetings and Useful Phrases
In these bite-sized lessons you'll learn the most handy Russian phrases.
25 Lessons Absolute Beginner
In these bite-sized lessons you'll learn the most handy Russian phrases.
25 Lessons Absolute Beginner
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Russian Alphabet Made Easy
Learn to read and write Russian in less than 130 minutes.
20 Lessons Absolute Beginner
Learn to read and write Russian in less than 130 minutes.
20 Lessons Absolute Beginner
1
Ultimate Russian Pronunciation Guide
By focusing on the sounds which don't exist in English, you master pronunciation fast!
10 Lessons Absolute Beginner
By focusing on the sounds which don't exist in English, you master pronunciation fast!
10 Lessons Absolute Beginner
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Introduction to Russian
5 lessons, 27 minutes. Your quick-start guide to the absolute basics of Russian.
5 Lessons Absolute Beginner
5 lessons, 27 minutes. Your quick-start guide to the absolute basics of Russian.
5 Lessons Absolute Beginner
5
New
News
New lesson series, crucial site updates, hot new features, site promotions, and more.
263 Lessons Bonus
New lesson series, crucial site updates, hot new features, site promotions, and more.
263 Lessons Bonus
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Master Russian with 3-Minute Video Lessons
Svetlana will teach you must-know Russian phrases, step-by-step.
25 Lessons Absolute Beginner
Svetlana will teach you must-know Russian phrases, step-by-step.
25 Lessons Absolute Beginner
1
New
Listening Comprehension for Absolute Beginners
Listen to the dialog, answer the question, then get a full breakdown.
20 Lessons Absolute Beginner
Listen to the dialog, answer the question, then get a full breakdown.
20 Lessons Absolute Beginner
1
New
Absolute Beginner Russian for Every Day
In this fast-paced and fun series you'll learn the most popular phrases and words in Russian.
60 Lessons Absolute Beginner
In this fast-paced and fun series you'll learn the most popular phrases and words in Russian.
60 Lessons Absolute Beginner
1
New
Reading Comprehension for Absolute Beginners
Try your hand at reading real Russian in context.
10 Lessons Absolute Beginner
Try your hand at reading real Russian in context.
10 Lessons Absolute Beginner
2
New
Listening Comprehension for Beginners
Listen to the dialog, answer the question, then get a full breakdown.
20 Lessons Beginner
Listen to the dialog, answer the question, then get a full breakdown.
20 Lessons Beginner
2
Words of the Week with Katya for Beginners
These fun, bite-sized lessons will get you speaking Russian in no time!
25 Lessons Beginner
These fun, bite-sized lessons will get you speaking Russian in no time!
25 Lessons Beginner
2
New
Reading Comprehension for Beginners
Try your hand at reading real Russian in context.
10 Lessons Beginner
Try your hand at reading real Russian in context.
10 Lessons Beginner
2
New
Quick & Easy Russian Review for Beginners
You may have forgotten some of these words and phrases. Brush up now!
7 Lessons Beginner
You may have forgotten some of these words and phrases. Brush up now!
7 Lessons Beginner
3
New
Listening Comprehension for Intermediate Learners
Listen to the dialog, answer the question, then get a full breakdown.
20 Lessons Intermediate
Listen to the dialog, answer the question, then get a full breakdown.
20 Lessons Intermediate
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Words of the Week with Katya for Intermediate Learners
These fun, bite-sized lessons will get you speaking Russian in no time!
25 Lessons Intermediate
These fun, bite-sized lessons will get you speaking Russian in no time!
25 Lessons Intermediate
3
Must-Know Russian Holiday Words
Katya introduces the vocabulary and customs of many popular holidays in Russia.
14 Lessons Intermediate
Katya introduces the vocabulary and customs of many popular holidays in Russia.
14 Lessons Intermediate
3
New
Reading Comprehension for Intermediate Learners
Try your hand at reading real Russian in context.
10 Lessons Intermediate
Try your hand at reading real Russian in context.
10 Lessons Intermediate
4
New
Listening Comprehension for Advanced Learners
Listen to the dialog, answer the question, then get a full breakdown.
20 Lessons Advanced
Listen to the dialog, answer the question, then get a full breakdown.
20 Lessons Advanced
4
Video Culture Class: Russian Holidays
Anastasia will introduce the must-know Russian holidays at native speed.
25 Lessons Advanced
Anastasia will introduce the must-know Russian holidays at native speed.
25 Lessons Advanced
2
Daily Conversations in Russian: Beginner
Learn beginner Russian through native dialogues.
50 Lessons Beginner
Learn beginner Russian through native dialogues.
50 Lessons Beginner
3
Work and Play in Russia: Lower Intermediate Russian
Go beyond the basics of Russian grammar and vocabulary to navigate a variety of situations.
50 Lessons Intermediate
Go beyond the basics of Russian grammar and vocabulary to navigate a variety of situations.
50 Lessons Intermediate
4
New
Advanced Audio Blog
Learn advanced topics while you practice understanding native-speed Russian.
60 Lessons Advanced
Learn advanced topics while you practice understanding native-speed Russian.
60 Lessons Advanced
4
Top 10 Russian Composers
Mussorgsky, Rachmanioff, Tchaikovsky, Stravinsky, and more
10 Lessons Advanced
Mussorgsky, Rachmanioff, Tchaikovsky, Stravinsky, and more
10 Lessons Advanced
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Top 10 Russian Films
Battleship Potemkin, The Cuckoo, Burnt by the Sun, and more.
10 Lessons Advanced
Battleship Potemkin, The Cuckoo, Burnt by the Sun, and more.
10 Lessons Advanced
4
Top Russian Artists
Andrey, Rublev, Aivazovky, Kandinksy, and more.
5 Lessons Advanced
Andrey, Rublev, Aivazovky, Kandinksy, and more.
5 Lessons Advanced
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Throwback Thursday
Every Thursday we revisit a classic lesson from our archives.
492 Lessons Bonus
Every Thursday we revisit a classic lesson from our archives.
492 Lessons Bonus
5
Video News
Get the latest RussianPod101.com news with video.
28 Lessons Bonus
Get the latest RussianPod101.com news with video.
28 Lessons Bonus
1
Learn Russian Conversations with Animation — Absolute Beginner
Get a taste of real Russian conversation with these short animations.
5 Lessons Absolute Beginner
Get a taste of real Russian conversation with these short animations.
5 Lessons Absolute Beginner
1
New
Extensive Reading in Russian for Absolute Beginners
Break into reading Russian with these fun miniature books.
15 Lessons Absolute Beginner
Break into reading Russian with these fun miniature books.
15 Lessons Absolute Beginner
2
New
Extensive Reading in Russian for Beginners
Break into reading Russian with these fun miniature books.
15 Lessons Beginner
Break into reading Russian with these fun miniature books.
15 Lessons Beginner
3
Extensive Reading in Russian for Intermediate Learners
Break into reading Russian with these fun miniature books.
12 Lessons Intermediate
Break into reading Russian with these fun miniature books.
12 Lessons Intermediate
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Gengo Unit 1 — Week 1
Suggested Learning Path for Gengo Unit 1 — Week 1
2 Lessons • 6 Assignments Beginner
Suggested Learning Path for Gengo Unit 1 — Week 1
2 Lessons • 6 Assignments Beginner
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Gengo Unit 1 — Week 2
Suggested Learning Path for Gengo Unit 1 — Week 2
1 Lesson • 3 Assignments Beginner
Suggested Learning Path for Gengo Unit 1 — Week 2
1 Lesson • 3 Assignments Beginner
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Gengo Unit 1 — Week 3
Suggested Learning Path for Gengo Unit 1 — Week 3
1 Lesson • 3 Assignments Beginner
Suggested Learning Path for Gengo Unit 1 — Week 3
1 Lesson • 3 Assignments Beginner
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Gengo Unit 1 — Week 4
Suggested Learning Path for Gengo Unit 1 — Week 4
1 Lesson • 3 Assignments Beginner
Suggested Learning Path for Gengo Unit 1 — Week 4
1 Lesson • 3 Assignments Beginner
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Gengo Unit 2 — Week 1
Suggested Learning Pathway Gengo Unit 2 — Week 1
2 Lessons • 6 Assignments Beginner
Suggested Learning Pathway Gengo Unit 2 — Week 1
2 Lessons • 6 Assignments Beginner
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Gengo Unit 2 — Week 2
Suggested Learning Pathway for Gengo Unit 2 — Week 2
1 Lesson • 3 Assignments Beginner
Suggested Learning Pathway for Gengo Unit 2 — Week 2
1 Lesson • 3 Assignments Beginner
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Gengo Unit 2 — Week 3
Suggested Learning Pathway for Gengo Unit 2 — Week 3
1 Lesson • 3 Assignments Beginner
Suggested Learning Pathway for Gengo Unit 2 — Week 3
1 Lesson • 3 Assignments Beginner
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Gengo Unit 2 — Week 4
Suggested Learning Pathway Gengo Unit 2 — Week 4
1 Lesson • 3 Assignments Beginner
Suggested Learning Pathway Gengo Unit 2 — Week 4
1 Lesson • 3 Assignments Beginner
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Gengo Unit 2 — Week 5
Suggested Learning Pathway for Gengo Unit 2 — Week 5
5 Lessons • 1 Assignment Beginner
Suggested Learning Pathway for Gengo Unit 2 — Week 5
5 Lessons • 1 Assignment Beginner
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Absolute Beginner Questions Answered by Lena
Lena answers your most commonly asked questions in an easy-to-understand format.
6 Lessons Absolute Beginner
Lena answers your most commonly asked questions in an easy-to-understand format.
6 Lessons Absolute Beginner
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Gengo Unit 1 — Week 5
Suggested Learning Path for Gengo Unit 1 – Week 5
5 Lessons • 1 Assignment Beginner
Suggested Learning Path for Gengo Unit 1 – Week 5
5 Lessons • 1 Assignment Beginner
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New
Monthly Review Video
Discover the newest learning strategies and study tools.
10 Lessons Bonus
Discover the newest learning strategies and study tools.
10 Lessons Bonus
5
New
Learning Strategies
Discover learning tips and strategies to help you learn faster.
15 Lessons Bonus
Discover learning tips and strategies to help you learn faster.
15 Lessons Bonus
2
New
Russian Teachers Answer Your Questions
We answer your most commonly asked language questions.
1 Lesson Beginner
We answer your most commonly asked language questions.
1 Lesson Beginner
2
New
Living in Russia
Living abroad isn't easy. These lessons will help you find your voice in a new country.
103 Lessons Beginner
Living abroad isn't easy. These lessons will help you find your voice in a new country.
103 Lessons Beginner
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