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

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

New lessons are added from time to time, follow us on social networks so you don’t miss them!

Tell us in the comments how you like learning Russian with us!

Russian Pod 101

List of all our lessons

Russian grammar

  1. Russian alphabet: vowels
  2. Russian alphabet: consonants
  3. Soft sign (Ь) and hard sign (Ъ)
  4. Russian pronunciation rules
  5. Accent marks in Russian words
  6. Russian personal pronouns
  7. Gender in Russian
  8. Plural in Russian
  9. "To be" in Russian
  10. Russian demonstrative pronouns
  11. Russian possessive pronouns
  12. Here and there in Russian
  13. The infinitive of the Russian verbs
  14. Russian Present tense
  15. Negation in Russian
  16. Questions in Russian
  17. Introduction to Russian cases - the Nominative case
  18. The Genitive case and its prepositions
  19. The Genitive case with singular nouns
  20. The Genitive case with plural nouns
  21. Personal pronouns in the Genitive
  22. Demonstrative pronouns in the Genitive
  23. Possessive pronouns in the Genitive
  24. Russian verb aspects
  25. Russian Past tense
  26. "To be" in the Past tense
  27. Russian numbers from 0 to 100
  28. How many? How much? in Russian
  29. Counting in Russian
  30. The Accusative case in Russian
  31. The Accusative case of singular nouns
  32. The Accusative case of plural nouns
  33. Personal pronouns in the Accusative
  34. Demonstrative pronouns in the Accusative case
  35. Possessive pronouns in the Accusative case
  36. Dative case in Russian and its prepositions
  37. The Dative case with singular nouns
  38. The Dative case with plural nouns
  39. Personal pronouns in the Dative
  40. Demonstrative pronouns in the Dative
  41. Possessive pronouns in the Dative case
  42. Reflexive verbs
  43. "I like" in Russian
  44. Future tense in Russian
  45. To go in Russian - Идти and ехать
  46. The Instrumental case and its prepositions
  47. The Instrumental case with singular nouns
  48. The Instrumental case with plural nouns
  49. Personal pronouns in the Instrumental
  50. Demonstrative pronouns in the Instrumental
  51. Possessive pronouns in the Instrumental
  52. "I have" in Russian
  53. The Prepositional case in Russian and its prepositions
  54. The Prepositional case with singular nouns
  55. The Prepositional case with plural nouns
  56. Personal pronouns in the Prepositional
  57. Demonstrative pronouns in the Prepositional case
  58. Possessive pronouns in the Prepositional case
  59. "There is" and "there are" in Russian
  60. Who and what in Russian
  61. Where? in Russian
  62. Why? in Russian
  63. When? in Russian
  64. Russian Imperative mood (Command form)
  65. Russian days of the week
  66. Russian adjectives (introduction)
  67. Declension of Russian adjectives
  68. Use of the long form of Russian adjectives
  69. The short form of Russian adjectives
  70. The comparative degree of Russian adjectives: the long form
  71. The comparative degree of Russian adjectives: the short form
  72. The superlative degree of Russian adjectives
  73. Russian conjuctions И, А, and НО
  74. Russian spelling rules
  75. Capitalization in Russian
  76. Russian adverbs
  77. Russian numbers above 100
  78. Russian verbs of motion (unprefixed)
  79. Prefixed verbs of motion
  80. Declension of Russian cardinal numerals
  81. Russian ordinal numbers
  82. Fractions in Russian
  83. Reflexive pronoun СЕБЯ
  84. Russian reflexive possessive pronoun СВОЙ
  85. Russian emphatic definite pronoun САМ
  86. Можно and нельзя
  87. Need, have to, must, should in Russian
  88. Need, have to, must, should in the Past and Future tense
  89. Russian interrogative pronoun КАКОЙ
  90. Russian interrogative pronoun ЧЕЙ (whose?)
  91. "Some" and "any" in Russian - Russian indefinite pronouns
  92. Everything and all in Russian
  93. Nothing and never in Russian
  94. Russian negative pronouns starting with HE
  95. Diminutive-hypocoristic suffixes in Russian
  96. Particles "-то" and "же" in Russian
  97. Prefixes in Russian
  98. Time in Russian
  99. Asking time, specifying the time of events

Vocabulary tests

  1. Fruits and vegetables in Russian

Russian vocabulary

  1. The most important Russian words
  2. Hello! and How are you? in Russian
  3. Goodbye in Russian
  4. Thank you, please, and you're welcome in Russian
  5. "I speak Russian" in Russian and other useful phrases
  6. Calling for help in Russian
  7. My name is ... in Russian
  8. Months in Russian
  9. Seasons in Russian
  10. Congratulations in Russian
  11. Talking about health in Russian
  12. How old are you? in Russian
  13. Where are you from? in Russian
  14. Meeting your Russian in-laws
  15. Making friends in Russian
  16. Talking about family in Russian
  17. Talking about the weather
  18. Internet vocabulary and phrases
  19. Colors in Russian
  20. Visiting a pharmacy
  21. Directions in Russian
  22. New Year's dialogues
  23. Happy birthday in Russian, Russian birthday wishes
  24. Going to the movies
  25. I love you in Russian and other romantic phrases
  26. Russian terms of endearment
  27. Professions in Russian
  28. Hotel dialogues in Russian

33 comments on “Russian lessons for beginners”

  1. Aishwarya says:

    Your course is great than any other course I have tried… Are more lessons coming????

    1. Learn Russian Step by Step says:

      Hi Aishwarya,

      Yes, we add new lessons from time to time. Thanks for the comment 🙂

  2. Shabir says:

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    Tanks alot

    1. Learn Russian Step by Step says:

      Thank you Shabir, it warms our hearts. 🙂

  3. Wirla says:

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    1. Learn Russian Step by Step says:

      Thank you Wirla 🙂

  4. 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. 🙂

  5. Ketara says:

    Than you so much for your big efforts ^_______^

    1. Learn Russian Step by Step says:

      Thank you for the comment, good luck! 🙂

  6. 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! 🙂

  7. 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.

  8. Kamila Stefańska says:

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    1. Learn Russian Step by Step says:

      Hello Kamila,

      Thanks for the comment. Good luck!

  9. 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.

  10. 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!

  11. Tranny Davis says:

    Thank you for helping me learning the Russian language. I plan to retire to Moscow.

    1. Learn Russian Step by Step says:

      Hello Tranny,

      Thanks for the comment. Good luck!

  12. 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.

  13. 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.

  14. Truong says:

    This site is extremely helpful, thank you very much 🙂

    1. Learn Russian Step by Step says:

      Hello Truong,

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

  15. abhijit says:

    This site is really useful for me. I am beginner from India.
    thanks a lot.

    1. Learn Russian Step by Step says:

      You are welcome 🙂

    1. Learn Russian Step by Step says:

      Пожалуйста! 🙂

  16. says:

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