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  • Audio recorded by a native Russian speaker
  • Important grammar points and essential vocabulary
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Prefixed verbs of motion

In the last lesson we’ve covered Russian verbs of motion without prefix. Today let’s look at the prefixed verbs of motion.

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Russian verbs of motion

In the previous lessons we have already covered the aspects and the conjugation of Russian verbs. At this moment you should be able to conjugate Russian verbs in the Present, Past and Future tense. Today we are uncovering another block of the Russian grammar about verbs: the verbs of motion.

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Russian handwriting

At this point you most likely already know the Russian alphabet by heart. But can you say the same about the Russian handwriting? Do you recognize the Russian letters written by hand? If not, this lesson is for you!

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Adjectival pronoun ВЕСЬ

After two previous lessons dedicated to building your Russian vocabulary, today we are going back to the Russian grammar. The topic of this lesson is the Russian adjectival pronoun весь.

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Going to the movies

One of the ways to entertain yourself during the Russian winter is to go the movies. Today we’ll equip you with the necessary vocabulary to do that. Let’s begin!

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Happy birthday wishes in Russian

Some time ago we have already learned how to say “Happy birthday” in Russian. Today we will develop this topic in more detail and have a look at the common Russian birthday wishes.

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Можно, нельзя, надо, должен, пора in the Past and Future tense

In the last two lessons we’ve learned such Russian words as можно, нельзя, надо, нужно, пора, должен. Today we’ll learn to use these words in the Past and Future.

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Need, have to, must, should in Russian

In the previous lesson we have learned the Russian words можно and нельзя. This words express weither something is possible or allowed (or not). Today we’ll learn how to say that one “has to”, “must” or “should” do something.

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About the site

Learn Russian Step by Step is a site for everyone who starts learning Russian, including absolute beginners. Our free online lessons, step by step, take you from the very basics to more advanced topics, covering the most important Russian grammar points and useful phrases.

We do not promise that you will be fluent in Russian within a few months. On the contrary, we believe that learning a language is a hobby or even a passion for life. Our lessons are designed in such a way as to take no more than 5-10 minutes each, so you can learn something new every day and don't feel overwhelmed. Each lesson includes an audio track in slow spoken Russian recorded by a native Russian speaker.

All contents of this site are free and available in three languages: English, French and Spanish. We are the only ones among free Russian learning websites who caters the content for three different languages! Who are we? We have created a network of a few websites that allow you to learn Russian for free. Each of the sites in the network offers different types of lessons and activities. You can find the list of the websites below.

We believe that the education should available and affordable to everybody. We dedicate our efforts to make the Russian language available to everybody who wants to learn it and we promise that all of our sites will stay free as long they exist. At the same time, putting all the network together with interesting and helpful content requires a lot of time and some funding. If you want to help us in our misson, you can do it with a donation. The button for donations is in the bottom of every lesson.

We appreciate your comments and suggestions. Feel free to ask your questions in the comments. Happy learning and good luck with the Russian language, great and mighty! :)

The offline version of the course includes the lessons in MP3 and PDF formats. The PDF files are available in two formats: for desktop and mobile devices.