Online Resources

tolstoyPortrait of Leo Tolstoy by Ivan Nikolaevich Kramskoi  

Why Study Russian Website: An interactive introduction to the wonderful world of Russian and what it can provide for you, including information about the history of Russian language instruction in the U.S., jobs in Russian, and more.

Cyrillic alphabet tutorial: Take the first step and learn the Russian alphabet!

The Face of Russia: PBS interactive timeline of Russian history and culture from 850 A.D. to the present day, including hundreds of images, movies and audio tracks.

From the Ends to the Beginning: A Bilingual Anthology of Russian Poetry: This free online anthology includes translations of Russian poetry from the 18th century to the present day, along with biographical information on the poets and previously unavailable archival recordings by Akhmatova, Pasternak, and others.

Russian Painting: Explore the history of Russian art through this website, which includes information on Russian icons, paintings of the 18th through 20th centuries, and popular Lubok prints.

RussNet: Resources for students and teachers of Russian, including online grammar tutorials and Russian dictionaries, listings of study abroad programs in Russian, learning styles and proficiency assessments, and much, much more!

V puti textbook audio resources: Includes listening materials to support the V puti textbook and workbook (used in Notre Dame's second-year Russian course).

V puti textbook vocabulary exercises: Helpful interactive vocabulary practice by William Comer of the University of Kansas, organized by chapters and topics.

Interactive On-line Russian Reference Grammar: Includes a comprehensive review of all the basics of Russian grammar.

Russian Language Mentor: A fun and eclectic website that includes grammar practice, crossword puzzles, cultural literacy quizzes, online listening and reading exercises, a virtual Slavic club, and much more.

Reading and writing Cyrillic on the web: Configure your computer to read Cyrillic in Netscape.

Russify your computer: download Slavic fonts and keyboard drivers.

Russian media online: This site gives links to online Russian newspapers, radio, television stations, and news agencies. Practice your Russian on the web!

Electronic Library of Russian Literature and Folklore: Advanced students can explore this site to find full-text online versions of works by Pushkin, Lermontov, Tolstoy, and others as well as Russian folktales.

RussianDVD.com: A good online source for Russian movies and music of all kinds.

Russian Table: Russian food delivered to your home! They are the exclusive distributor for the best known Russian confectionaries.

American Council of Teachers of Russian (ACTR): A not-for-profit education, training, and consulting organization, specializing in the countries of eastern Europe, Russia, and Eurasia. ACTR programs include academic exchange, professional training, institution building, research, materials development, technical assistance, and consulting.

American Association for Teachers of Slavic and East European Languages (AATSEEL): Organization for professional Slavists, whose website includes information on employment opportunities in Russian, study abroad in Russia, Slavic internet resources, graduate departments of Slavic studies, and more.

American Association for the Advancement of Slavic Studies (AAASS): Organization for professional Slavists, whose website includes information on summer language study programs, Slavic internet resources, and more.