Learn the Basics of Russian

Have you always been interested in learning a new language? On our programming blog, our staff are sharing basic Russian lessons each Friday.  You can also checkout our basic guides for building the foundation of Russian.

 Online Databases

Mango Languages– offers basic Russian classes.

Hoopla resources

Learn Russian Fast by Language Superstar
This audio resource contains 16 lessons.

Learn Russian Words by  M. J. York
Provides useful words, numbers, greetings, and phrases in Russian.

Easy Russian Phrase Book by Sergey Levchin
More than 700 basic words, phrases, and sentences cover everything from asking directions to ordering dinner.

Audiovisual materials

Russian: Essential
Start speaking Russian immediately using essential words and phrases.

Russian: Intermediate
Build on the previous lessons as you advance to full sentences, then actual conversations.

Russian: Advanced
Develop practical language skills to speak in any situation.


Learn Russian the Fast and Fun way: The Activity Kit that Makes Learning a Language Quick and Easy! by Thomas R. Beyer
Includes material on “the basics of spoken Russian for sightseeing, shopping, phoning, handling emergencies, and much more.

Traveler’s Language Guides: Russian by Holger von Rauch
Includes conversation and phrases for communication while traveling.

The Everything Essential Russian Book: All you Need to Learn Russian in No Time by Julia Stakhnevich, Ph. D
Covers the import important basics, so you can discover how exciting learning Russian can be!