THE BEST RESOURCES FOR LEARNING RUSSIAN
Welcome to our list of the best Russian resources for learners available online. We've organized the websites and apps we chose by category to make them easier to navigate. Browse through these resources to learn Russian and click on a title or image to try one out. Happy learning!
MosaLingua Web, our online learning platform, is the best method to learn Russian words and phrases, immerse yourself in the language, and practice different skills. It features resources such as Russian videos, audiobooks, books, articles for beginner and intermediate learners, and more.
MosaLingua Learn Russian App
Our mobile app is great for Russian learners who are always on the go. Get a personalized learning path based on your goals, and memorize the most common and useful Russian vocab quickly and easily, thanks to the built-in Spaced Repetition System. The app also has lessons (start with the Cyrillic alphabet!), dialogues and bonus content to help you become fluent in Russian.
The MosaLingua YouTube Channel
Take a look around our YouTube channel for tons of smart tips, hacks, and resources for learning Russian – and other languages, too! We publish new videos every Tuesday. Don't forget to turn on your notifications (click the little bell when you subscribe), because you won't want to miss a single second!
A place to discover Russian music. The artists post their creations on the site and give you a chance to thank and pay them by clicking "spasibo" (thank you). Most songs come with lyrics; just click on the little paper icon for each song. Writers and bloggers also publish their work on the site. The amount of spoken and written content on this site makes it one of the best online resources to learn Russian.
Speaking and Pronunciation
How and Where to Find a Conversation Partner
Chatting with a language partner online might be the most entertaining and overall best way to learn Russian. Work on various skills, from speaking and pronunciation to vocab and listening, and even culture and confidence. We tested the most popular language exchange websites and created a guide to help you decide which one is best for you.
With Forvo, learn how to pronounce nearly any Russian word you can think of! Native speakers volunteer to record themselves, so that all you have to do is search for and click on a word to hear it pronounced. Sometimes there are even several recordings for the same word, so you can listen to the accent you want to learn.
Reading and Writing
Argumenty i Fakty
What began as a specialized publication about statistical analysis became the most widely circulated newspaper in 1990, with over 33 million copies printed worldwide. Today it's owned by the Moscow city cabinet and is known for being a serious publication which takes a deep look into current events.
Dr. Beard's Interactive Grammar Portal
This site is great for when you are having issues using or understanding an aspect of Russian grammar. On his portal, Dr. Beard, a former Russian professor, lays out a neat overview of various grammar points. There are also interactive exercises to test your knowledge.
Other Useful Russian Guides and Resources
This multilingual online platform has lots of resources for learning Russian, plus advice for people who might want to move to Russia for work or school.
MosaTraining: How to Learn Any Language
This course was designed to give you the tools, techniques, and best resources for learning Russian (or any other language!). Learn the secret techniques used by polyglots, practice the most effective learning methods, and stock your proverbial toolbox with every resource you could possibly need to learn Russian quickly and have fun doing it.
This site is great for learning Russian from the ground up. Its creators regularly update and add to their 160+ free lessons.
An exercise in listening comprehension by Cornell University. Eight extracts from famous Russian stories: listen to the story and understand them using the on-screen glossary. Afterwards, practice using the vocabulary exercises.
We hope these free online resources for learning Russian will be of a big help to you. We’re constantly searching for the best resources to help you improve your Russian skills and updating this page, so be sure to come back from time to time. And finally, if there are any great Russian tools or resources we didn’t mention but that deserve to be on the list, click here to let us know about them.