Russian lessons for beginners

Learn Russian Step by Step (LRSBS) offers free online Russian lessons for beginners. Every lesson comes with an audio file and is designed to take not more than 5-10 minutes of your time.

How to learn Russian with LRSBS

Here is the complete list of our lessons. You can study the lessons one by one in order they are published or select a topic that interests you on the right-hand side (bottom for mobile devices).

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Russian Pod 101

List of all our lessons

  1. Russian alphabet: vowels А, О, У, Э, Ы
  2. Russian alphabet: vowels Я, Ё, Ю, Е, И
  3. Russian alphabet: consonants (1st. part)
  4. Russian alphabet: consonants (2d. part)
  5. Russian alphabet: soft sign (Ь) and hard sign (Ъ)
  6. Russian pronunciation rules - vowels
  7. Pronunciation rules - consonants
  8. Accent marks in Russian words
  9. Russian pronunciation: practice reading Russian words
  10. Russian personal pronouns
  11. The verb "to be" in Russian
  12. Russian demonstrative pronouns
  13. Russian possessive pronouns
  14. Practice Russian pronouns
  15. The most important Russian words
  16. Here and there in Russian
  17. 'Hello' and 'How are you?' in Russian - Basic Russian greetings
  18. The gender of Russian nouns
  19. Plural in Russian
  20. Russian nouns in plural - exceptions
  21. How to say GOODBYE in Russian
  22. Russian numbers from 1 to 10
  23. Russian verbs: Introduction - The Infinitive
  24. The Present tense of the Russian verbs
  25. Forming negation in Russian
  26. Forming questions in Russian
  27. Questions: who? what? where?
  28. Practice Russian Present Tense with questions
  29. Calling for help in Russian
  30. Introduction to Russian cases - the Nominative case
  31. The Genitive case and its prepositions
  32. The Genitive case with masculine singular nouns
  33. The Genitive case with feminine singular nouns
  34. The Genitive case with neuter singular nouns
  35. Personal pronouns in the Genitive
  36. How to say 'I have' in Russian
  37. Talking about family in Russian
  38. The Genitive with singular nouns - Recap
  39. The Past tense of Russian verbs
  40. The Genitive case with masculine plural nouns
  41. The Genitive case with feminine plural nouns
  42. The Genitive case with neuter plural nouns
  43. The Genitive case with plural nouns - Recap
  44. Directions in Russian (right, left etc.)
  45. Russian numbers from 11 to 20
  46. Possessive pronouns in the Genitive
  47. Demonstrative pronouns in the Genitive
  48. Counting in Russian
  49. Describing health problems
  50. Dative case in Russian and its prepositions
  51. The Dative case with masculine singular nouns
  52. The Dative case with feminine singular nouns
  53. The Dative case with neuter singular nouns
  54. Personal pronouns in the Dative
  55. Wishes and congratulations
  56. How to say 'I like' in Russian
  57. Possessive pronouns in the Dative case
  58. Russian verbs that take the Dative case
  59. Where are you from? in Russian
  60. Russian adjectives (introduction)
  61. Russian ordinal numbers (first, second, third etc.) from 1 to 10
  62. Capitalization in Russian
  63. The Dative case with plural nouns
  64. Demonstrative pronouns in the Dative
  65. Likes and dislikes
  66. Questions: куда? откуда? чей? какой? который?
  67. "I speak Russian" in Russian and other useful phrases
  68. Aspects of Russian verbs
  69. Perfective and imperfective verbs - Practice
  70. How much? How many? When? How?
  71. Thank you, please, you're welcome and other polite Russian phrases
  72. Practice the Dative and Genitive case
  73. Use of the verb 'быть' in the Past tense
  74. Seasons in Russian
  75. Russian conjuctions А and И
  76. Russian love phrases
  77. Spelling rules: О, Ы and Я after some consonants
  78. The Accusative case in Russian (introduction)
  79. The Accusative case of masculine singular nouns
  80. The Accusative case of feminine singular nouns
  81. The Accusative case of neuter singular nouns
  82. Double negation in Russian
  83. The Accusative case (plural nouns)
  84. Russian days of the week
  85. Days of the week - More examples
  86. Talking about the weather
  87. Personal pronouns in the Accusative
  88. Possessive pronouns in the Accusative case
  89. Demonstrative pronouns in the Accusative case
  90. Practice: the Genitive, the Dative and the Accusative
  91. Internet vocabulary and phrases
  92. "My name is ..." in Russian
  93. Russian adverbs
  94. Formation of Russian adverbs
  95. Future tense with imperfective verbs
  96. Future tense with perfective verbs
  97. To go in Russian - Идти and ехать
  98. Past, Present, and Future of Russian verbs - Practice
  99. Imperative mood (Command form) of Russian verbs
  100. Commands for the 1st and 3d persons
  101. How do you say that in Russian?
  102. The Instrumental case and its prepositions
  103. The Instrumental case with masculine singular nouns
  104. The Instrumental case with feminine singular nouns
  105. The Instrumental case with neuter singular nouns
  106. The Instrumental case with plural nouns
  107. Personal pronouns in the Instrumental
  108. Possessive pronouns in the Instrumental
  109. Demonstrative pronouns in the Instrumental
  110. The Instrumental case - Practice
  111. Russian numbers from 20 to 100
  112. How many? How much? in Russian
  113. Reflexive verbs
  114. Fractions in Russian
  115. The Prepositional case (introduction)
  116. The Prepositional case with masculine singular nouns
  117. The Prepositional case with feminine singular nouns
  118. The Prepositional case with neuter singular nouns
  119. The Prepositional case with plural nouns
  120. Personal pronouns in the Prepositional
  121. Possessive pronouns in the Prepositional case
  122. Demonstrative pronouns in the Prepositional case
  123. Practice the Prepositional case
  124. Declension of Russian adjectives: hard-ending adjectives
  125. Declension of Russian adjectives: soft-ending adjectives
  126. Declension of Russian adjectives ending in -гий, -кий, -хий, -гой, -кой, -хой
  127. Declension of Russian adjectives ending in -жий, -ший, -чий, -жой, -шой, -чой
  128. Colors in Russian
  129. Use of the long form of Russian adjectives
  130. Practice Russian adjectives in different cases
  131. The short form of Russian adjectives
  132. Formation of the short form of Russian adjectives
  133. Reflexive pronoun СЕБЯ
  134. Russian reflexive possessive pronoun СВОЙ
  135. Russian emphatic definite pronoun САМ
  136. Months and seasons in Russian
  137. The comparative degree of Russian adjectives: the long form
  138. The comparative degree of Russian adjectives: the short form
  139. The superlative degree of Russian adjectives (1st part)
  140. The superlative degree of Russian adjectives (2d part)
  141. Useful phrases: pharmacy
  142. Who and what in Russian - Interrogative Pronouns: кто, что
  143. Meeting your in-laws
  144. Russian interrogative pronoun КАКОЙ
  145. Making friends in Russian
  146. Diminutive-hypocoristic suffixes in Russian
  147. Particles "-то" and "же" in Russian
  148. "Some" and "any" in Russian - Russian indefinite pronouns
  149. New Year's dialogues
  150. Romantic Russian phrases
  151. Russian interrogative pronoun ЧЕЙ (whose?)
  152. Можно and нельзя [(not) allowed/possible]
  153. Need, have to, must, should in Russian
  154. Можно, нельзя, надо, должен, пора in the Past and Future tense
  155. Happy birthday in Russian, Russian birthday wishes
  156. Going to the movies
  157. Everything and all in Russian
  158. Russian handwriting
  159. Russian verbs of motion (unprefixed)
  160. Prefixed verbs of motion
  161. Verbs of motion: practice
  162. Russian numbers from 100 to 999
  163. Time in Russian
  164. Asking time, specifying the time of events
  165. Declension of Russian cardinal numerals

31 comments on “Russian lessons for beginners”

  1. Wirla says:

    You’re the best <3

    1. Learn Russian Step by Step says:

      Thank you Wirla 🙂

  2. antoine kin says:

    Votre méthode d’apprentissage est d’un haut niveau pédagogique. Les leçons sont idéalement graduées assimiler méthodiquement les éléments de base de la grammaire et de la syntaxe des phrases. Tous les aspects de la grammaire sont abordés. L’accent tonique, noté sur tous les éléments du texte russe, associé à la partie audio constitue un apport extrêmement efficace pour une bonne prononciation. Bravo à tous les membres de votre équipe pour ce magnifique travail.

    1. Learn Russian Step by Step says:

      Bonjour Antoine,

      De toute notre équipe, merci pour votre commentaire et votre généreux don. Si vous avez des questions, n’hésitez pas à les poser dans les commentaires, nous sommes là pour vous aider. 🙂

  3. Ketara says:

    Than you so much for your big efforts ^_______^

    1. Learn Russian Step by Step says:

      Thank you for the comment, good luck! 🙂

  4. Ali says:

    I’m an ESL (English as a second language) teacher in Iran and I love Russian. I’ve started to learn it, and I couldn’t find any resource better than the material you’ve provided here. I appreciate it.

    1. Learn Russian Step by Step says:

      Hello Ali,

      Thanks for the feedback. Good luck! 🙂

  5. Ifza mir says:

    Hi these lessons are very useful in my day to day life as I am student studying in a university … It is quite helping me out with my day today life in a foreign country..

    1. Learn Russian Step by Step says:

      Hi Ifza,

      Thanks for the comment, good luck.

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    1. Learn Russian Step by Step says:

      Hello Kamila,

      Thanks for the comment. Good luck!

  7. Röyal says:

    Thanks a lot! I’ve been looking for a Russian course for ages, now I’ve found it! This is site is really impressive! By the way, how many days or months will it take to grasp all of these lessons masterfully?

    1. Learn Russian Step by Step says:

      Hello Röyal,

      Thank you for the nice words. We are happy you find the course helpful.

      We did not really count how long it might take to go through all the lessons. To master the Russian language, only these lessons are not enough. Besides the grammar, you need to grow your vocabulary daily (for example here), as well as do some exercises to practice and reinforce what you’ve learned (for example here). It’s also very helpful to try to talk or at least to compose written messages. For that you might want to find some Russian friends.

      But if we are, indeed, talking just about these lessons, one might take you about 10 minutes to study (the first ones are short, the more advanced ones are longer). For the moment we have 153 lessons, the 154th is coming soon. So it would take you about 26 hours to go through the whole course.

      Please keep in mind the this course is not complete and we add new lessons from time to time.

  8. Cecilia says:

    Thanks a load
    You’ve helped me grasp all there is to know in Russian language. I love this website. Simple precise and well understood lessons incorporating Listening. Again Very Grateful. May the Gods bless you.

    1. Learn Russian Step by Step says:

      Hello Cecilia,

      Thanks for the comment. Good luck!

  9. Tranny Davis says:

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    1. Learn Russian Step by Step says:

      Hello Tranny,

      Thanks for the comment. Good luck!

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    1. Learn Russian Step by Step says:

      Hello Md.Kaify Iqbal,

      No, you don’t need to create an account. Just click on the name of the lesson you want to study. All content is available for free.

  11. Dario says:

    Thanks for the lessons. They are very helpful and will help me in Russia. Is there a way how to recognise the case of a sentence esily. I am still struggling with mastering the cases as I am putting the wrong ending.

    1. Learn Russian Step by Step says:

      Hi Dario,

      Thank you for the feedback, appreciated.

      There can be a few cases in one sentence, one per each nouns or pronoun.
      There are a few patterns that can be easily recognized, for example, if you say that there is no something or someone, it’s always in Genitive (нет молока, нет доктора). If you count things, like “пять яблок”, “десять шагов”, it’s also Genitive.

      You can also recognize cases by their prepositions. “Для” is used only with Genitive, “о/об” only with Prepositional. You can check our other lessons for the full list.

      The more you practice, the better you start seeing the patterns and the easier it will be.

  12. Dario says:

    Will you be addi g be more lessons? Especially for intermediate level.

    1. Learn Russian Step by Step says:

      Hello Dario,

      We are limited in resources and therefore don’t add the lessons very often. Nevertherless, the next one is on the way and will be published within next 10 days.

      If you like to have more practice for the intermediate level, you should check out Everyday Russian which has all sorts of lessons to learn and practice.

  13. Truong says:

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    1. Learn Russian Step by Step says:

      Hello Truong,

      Thank you for dropping by and your feedback. Good luck!

  14. abhijit says:

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    thanks a lot.

    1. Learn Russian Step by Step says:

      You are welcome 🙂

    1. Learn Russian Step by Step says:

      Пожалуйста! 🙂

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