Russian Resources

Russian Language Course Resources

Russian 1001: Golosa Year 1 (5th ed.)
Russian 2001: Golosa Year 2
Russian 3001/3002 V Puti, 2nd Edition
Russian 4001/4097: Audio Resources

Resources for Russian Language Study

russnet.org – Learning modules and activities 
www.aatseel.org
 – Professional organization for teachers of Slavic languages, links to other resources for learning Slavic languages
actr.org – Professional organization for teachers of Russian, links to information for study abroad and learning resources
actfl.org – Professional organization for teachers of foreign languages, links to information about the proficiency guidelines
gramota.ru – dictionaries and other references from the Russian Ministry of Education
alphadictionary.com/rusgrammar/index.html – interactive Russian grammar reference
http://www.languageinstitute.wisc.edu/rails/ – learning exercises for advanced learners of Russian
http://www.seelrc.org:8080/grammar/mainframe.jsp?nLanguageID=6 – Russian Reference Grammar from the Slavic & East European Language Resource Center

Resources for Russian Cultural Research

Search Engines
www.yandex.ru
www.google.ru

Russian Online Television Broadcasts
Russian State Television
RTR Network

Russian Online Radio Broadcasts
Ekho Moskvy – Moscow Echo
Radio Kul’tura 
Radio Mayak 
Radio Rossii 
BBC Russian Service
Simplified Russian Radio News – project of the National Capital Language Resource Center

Encyclopedias 
http://ru.wikipedia.org/wiki

Official Web Pages of the Russian Federation 
www.gov.ru – home page of the Russian Federation
www.spb.ru – home page of St. Petersburg
www.mos.ru – home page of Moscow
www.fsb.ru – home page of the Federal Security Bureau (former KGB)

Images of Russia 
http://www.friends-partners.org/oldfriends/mes/russia/photo.html
http://www.friends-partners.org/oldfriends/mes/russia/history.html – images illustrating Russian history
www.google.ru – click on картины

Russian Art 
http://www.auburn.edu/forlang/russian/art/ – Russian Art (excluding icons)
http://www.auburn.edu/forlang/russian/icons/

Russian Icons 
http://www.hermitage.ru/ – Hermitage Museum in St. Petersburg
http://www.tretyakov.ru – Tretiakov Gallery in Moscow
http://artrussia.ru/rarities_russia – Russian Paintings

News Sources in Russian
www.aif.ru – Argumenty i fakty
www.gazeta.ru – a website like CNN
www.izvestia.ru – the Izvestiia Newspaper
www.lenta.ru – News summaries
www.mn.ru – Moscow News in Russian
www.ng.ru – The Independent Newspaper
www.vesti.ru – Vesti Newspaper
http://magazines.russ.ru/ Russian literary journals
www.echo.msk.ru – Ekho Moskvy Radio Station

News about Russia in English 
www.themoscowtimes.com
http://en.novayagazeta.ru/

Russian History
www.soviethistory.org – English language site about Soviet history
www.pobediteli.ru – Russian language site about World War II

Russian Literature
http://kulichki.com/moshkow – a variety of cultural resources
http://max.mmlc.northwestern.edu/~mdenner/Demo/index.html – bilingual poetry, some with audio, additional resource materials, search engines for Russian and English

Russian Public Opinion 
www.wciom.ru – All-Russian Center for the Study of Public Opinion
www.fom.ru – Foundation for Public Opinion

Business in Russia 

www.expert.ru – Russian Business Journal
http://www.ma-rbc.org/ – Mid-Atlantic Russian Business Council (for the Delaware Valley)

Jokes in Russian 
www.anekdot.ru – Russian jokes
www.history.ru/anek.htm – Russian historical anecdotes
www.lora.ru/puz – Russian riddles and brain teasers
www.comics.ru – Russian cartoon strips

Russian Culture 

www.gazeta-ov.ru – a Russian student newspaper
all-moscow.ru – a site focusing on Moscow
msk.afisha.ru – Moscow cultural events
www.sarafan.ru – focus on Russian clothing
http://www.fordham.edu/halsall/sbook1c.html#The%20Byzantine%20Commonwealth:%20Russia Byzantium-early Russia 
http://www.kiosek.com/dostoevsky/links.html
 links to information on Dostoevsky
http://www.mult.ru absolutely irresistible Masyanya and Russian youth slang
www.rulex.ru/brbs.htm – biographies of famous Russians
www.zvuki.ru – Russian music downloads (pay to play)
www.pesni.ru – Russian music downloads (pay to play)
www.alloflyrics.com – find the lyrics to your favorite Russian songs

Cyrillic Resources
Temple University, the College of Liberal Arts, and the Department of French, German, Italian and Russian do not endorse any commercial vendors, but provide these links merely as a convenience for students of Russian.
http://www.friends-partners.org/partners/rusmac/ (for Macintosh)