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Best Russian Language Courses

Updated on February 28, 2016
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I am Engish, learned Latin and Afrikaans at school and a smattering of other languages as needed. Different cultures and words fascinate me

Russian Stacking Dolls

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Learn Russian at home with Russian language software

Russia has been very much in the news for the last few weeks. Now would be a good time to brush up your Russian, or learn Russian from scratch.

I've always felt an affinity for Russians because my grandfather was Russian, well, my step-father actually, but he was all the grandfather a child could ever wish for. He was good natured and affectionate, and used to take me swimming. He had a junk shop, and would show me how he made gloves with his Singer treadle machine, to sell in the shop.

Like many second generation immigrants, I was accustomed to hearing my grandparents speak with foreign accents, and felt quite comfortable about this; as a child, I would sometimes correct their English, and they would thank me seriously, although I expect they were really laughing.

Some of the best literature in the world is Russian, and, as well as showing you some of the best Russian language courses, I am going to remind you about some of the best Russian books and plays, and show you some Russian photographs, videos on YouTube, and you can even take part in a poll.

The Kremlin - I bought this watercolor from a street artist in Moscow

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Below are 2 Russian Language Courses, Russian/English Dictionaries and videos of 2 Famous Russian songs

Check out the Russian language software on this page

I hope you find what you want in your quest to gain another language skill!

I'm showing you several different Russian courses here, but there are other language programs on Amazon as well.

If you can't see the language courses you were looking for, you can just point and click on any of the Amazon language software products shown below and you will be transported to the Amazon.com website, where you can browse for the language course of your choice.

Do you like this painting of St Basil's Church at the Kremlin? It's just a small picture I bought from the artist when I was visiting Moscow. It hangs in a corner of my lounge, and reminds me of my trip which must be, oh, twenty years ago. It was so interesting, and very different from anywhere I had been to before in Europe.

Russian Art: Wasily Kandinsky - Weiches Hart

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Now some Russian Language Courses: Rosetta Stone Russian Language Course Levels 1 - 5

Learn Russian: Rosetta Stone Russian - Level 1-5 Set
Learn Russian: Rosetta Stone Russian - Level 1-5 Set

This is a very substantial and in-depth course, and when you've completed it, you will be able to converse and do business in Russian, and enter into discussions, watch Russian films, and generally make out like a Russian. You might even be tempted to like Russian food.

 

Rosetta Stone Russian Language Course - Level 1 - 3 Set

Learn Russian: Rosetta Stone Russian - Level 1-3 Set
Learn Russian: Rosetta Stone Russian - Level 1-3 Set

You will have online one-to-one training, games, and general interaction to help you to learn Russian.

You will be able to learn basic conversational skills, including greetings and introductions, simple questions and answers, shopping and much more.

 

Russia on YouTube - But I'm not showing anything political or controversial here - there is life beyond that for the ordinary people

Are you planning to learn or brush up your Russian? - Let's see what you all say

Russian Doll
Russian Doll

Will you be able to master the Cyrillic Alphabet? It takes a bit of getting used to. Take the Poll Below:

Why Russian?

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      Diana Grant 4 years ago from United Kingdom

      @poutine: No, it's not, but it's reputed (like English) to be one of the most expressive languages - perhaps that's why there are so many exceptional Russian authors.

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      poutine 4 years ago

      Russian is not an easy language to learn, that's for sure.