Russian through Film

Russian lessons containing film fragments with the subtitles, the scripts and the vocabulary commentaries.

Russian Shopping: A Nervous Buyer

In this scene you can hear a lot of Russian idioms and etiquette elements. Also you can hear some sports vocabulary. Moreover, you can see how a polite question addressed to an unknown person changes first into persistent and then into a...

Language of Russian Schoolchildren: A Schoolboy and a Robot

In this conversation a robot called Elektronik resembles you a little, dear learners of Russian. Firstly, because Elektronik’s style of speech is a bit formal. By contrast Syroyezhkin speaks very colloquial and adequate language typical for school children. Secondly, Elektronik doesn’t...

Russian Love Talks: Talking about the Meaning of Life

In this lesson you will see how to describe your routine in Russian and self-reflect on a monotonous life-style. The dialogue has examples of ellipsis, the omission of one or a few words from the sentences. Note that this dialogue takes place between to very...

Russians in Extreme Situations: A Pilot and a Doctor Part 2

Understanding of an unadapted Russian dialogue is the aim of this easy lesson. Here you can see how a dialogue develops in a conflict situation. There is not a lot of specific vocabulary or difficult grammar here. We hope that you quickly get through the script...

Russian Love Talks: A Talk between Two Lovers Who Are Too Dfferent

The aim of this lesson is to show you a very private Russian conversation between two lovers. It is a great example of an intimate language register in the Russian language. Imagine yourself being in love with a Russian and talking to them about sweet nothings....

Russians in Extreme Situations: A Pilot and a Doctor Part 1

The aim of this short lesson is to practice your listening skills. Also you can study a few examples with verbs of motion and impersonal verbs. We hope that you quickly get through the script, practice your pronunciation and, being motivated by...