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A Statement from решительно осуждает вторжение России в Украину. Мы с огромным прискорбием наблюдаем за тем, как незаслуженно страдают наши украинские друзья.

Много лет назад мы создали этот вэбсайт для того, чтобы укрепить дружбу и понимание между людьми во всем мире. Мы знаем достаточно русских людей, чтобы с уверенноостью утверждать, что Путин не представляет ценностей и убеждений обычных российских граждан. Мы призываем всех продолжать взаимодействие в духе доброты и взаимопонимания.

Нашим дорогим друзьям в России – несмотря на развернутую в России пропаганду и ложный наратив о вторжении в Украину на правах защитников, мы призываем вас распространять правду о происходящих событиях и противостоять продолжению войны в Украине. Рассказывайте своим друзьям и знакомым об альтернативных госканалам источниках информации.

Мы с надеждой смотрим в будущее, где Россия, Украина, Европа и весь мир взаимодействуют на основах свободы, дружбы и уважения. strongly condemns the Russian invasion of Ukraine. It is with the greatest sadness that we watch our friends in Ukrainian being attacked for no good reason.

Many years ago, we built this website to encourage friendship and understanding between people all over the world. We also wish to remind everyone that Putin does not represent the views of ordinary Russians. As such, we encourage everyone to continue acting with kindness towards each another.

To our dear friends in Russia. We urge you to spread the truth and stand against violence. The Russian media has falsely implied that this invasion is a defensive action. It is not. All of Ukraine has been attacked. Please encourage your friends and family to seek alternate sources of information.

We look forward to a future where Russia, Ukraine, Europe and the World can stand together again in friendship, respect and freedom.

Learn to Speak Russian.

If you want to learn Russian then you have come to the right place! We offer a free online Russian language course for everyone. All our Russian lessons are free, and we intend to keep it that way. We have audio and video recorded by native Russian speakers. Our site is growing and we are adding more and more features to help you learn to speak Russian.

Are you learning the basics of the Russian language for you next holiday? Perhaps you looking for a head start before studying or working in Russia? Or do you wish to become a fluent Russian speaker? There are many reasons people love to learn Russian. It is one of the world's most rich and expressive languages. Regardless of the reason let us assure you that it is worth the effort. We have everything you need to get started learning right here.

In our first lesson you will learn the Russian alphabet. If you can sound out words and place names then you have a huge advantage while travelling in Russia. There are may Russian words that are similar to English they just look different. If you know the Russian alphabet you can also read signs, menus and place names. It may surprise you to learn that the Russian alphabet is easy! Unlike English, the Russian alphabet has one letter for each sound.

Lesson three will teach you basic phrases in the Russian language. By the end of lesson four you will be able to count, say hello and good-bye and order yourself a drink in a Russian bar or cafe. You can learn the basics of Russian quickly and it will help you an enormous amount while travelling. You will be able to see and enjoy more on your Russian holiday.

Many people think Russian grammar is complex. It is no more difficult than other languages such as French or German. Quite often it is just not clearly explained. At RussianLessons.Net we understand that many English speakers don’t even remember English grammar very well. We will teach you the basics of grammar without getting too technical, just some basic rules to point you in the right direction. We try our best to explain such concepts very clearly. Our site has a quick reference menu down the left hand side so that you can quickly refer to any information that needs refreshing.

We hope you enjoy learning Russian. Please ensure that you join our community in the forums section of the site. What are you waiting for? Start learning Russian now!

Getting Started Russian Alphabet Russian Numbers Russian Basic Phrases

What's New at RussianLessons.Net

New:   Russian Names - Learn the history of Russian names. Includes lists of 100 common names.

New:   Lesson 18 - Russian Homes and Apartments - Learn all the words needed around the house. Many examples!

New:   Lesson 17 - The 100 Most Used Words In Russian - The 100 most used words in Russian with a huge number of examples.

New:   Lesson 16 - Verbs of Motion - Verbs of Motion with lots of examples.

New:   Reflexive Verbs - Grammar lesson. Learn about Russian reflexive verbs.

New Russian Audio:  Lesson 2, Lesson 3, Lesson 4, Lesson 5, Lesson 7,Lesson 8, Lesson 9,Lesson 11 and Lesson 13 now have sound samples! We are recording. Listen to native Russian speakers reading the phrases from each lesson.

New:   Grammar - Adjectives - How to form and use Russian adjectives.


We have lots of videos to help you learn Russian. Try this one about the alphabet. Please subscribe to our YouTube Channel

Russian Vocabulary Video Series

This is a very basic animated series to help you expand your Russian vocabulary

Russian Alphabet - Learn your Russian ABCs.

Russian Numbers - Learn to count to 100 in Russian.

Greetings - Say hello.

In a Bar or Cafe - Ask about languages.

I Love You - Tell people what you love in Russian.

Family - Words for members of the family.

Food - Vocabulary for food

Verbs of Motion - The Verbs of Motion. Go, Walk, Run...

Colours - Learn the colours.

Furniture - What is in your apartment?

Fruit - Want to buy some fruit

Vegtables - Need some vegtables?

Telling the Time - Learn how to tell the time!


Russian Handwriting - Learn the Russian cursive.

Russian Immersion & Comprehension Video Series

Immersion videos presented by real people. With English and Russian Subtitles.

Alexandra Introducing Herself - Listen to Alexandra from Ukraine introduce herself in Russian.

Anna from Kazakhstan Introduces Herself - Listen to Anna from Kazakhstan introduce herself in Russian.

Alexandra's Family - Listen to Alexandra talk about her family in Russian.

Shopping With Alexandra - Listen to Alexandra talking about shopping for food.

Yesterday - Russian Past Tense - Hear the past tense used in context

Alexandra's Trip - Russian Future Tense - Talking about something in the future

Alexandra Shopping For Furniture - A huge furniture shopping trip.

Happy New Year! - A New Year message from Alexandra.

About Russian Lessons .Net

Travellers everywhere are talking about what Russia has to offer. Russia has one of the world’s richest cultures and it has only recently re-opened it’s doors to the world. For some it’s the amazing Russian night-life, for others it’s the sheer beauty of Russian cities like St Petersburg. Some people love walking through Russia’s amazing museums (St Peterburg has the largest in the world). Many people love the sense of history, which stretches from the imperial greatness of the Russian empire to the recent fall of the USSR. Others love the fact they can walk into a city of over 500,000 people and know there are no other tourists there. But most of all, travellers talk about the Russian people, and this is the reason so many people have recently started learning to speak Russian, taking lessons both inside and outside of Russia. As you learn Russian you will learn alot about one of the world's great cultures. We hope this site helps all those people who are thinking about learning Russian.

This site is still fairly new, but we are regularly adding new lessons and content to the site. You can start each lesson by clicking on the link to the left. Each lesson will introduce new concepts about the Russian language in the main lesson section. Each lesson will then have additional sections with exercises and other detailed information to help you learn Russian quickly.

Be sure to bookmark our site before you start learning Russian so you can find your way back here to continue your lessons. If you like our site, please be sure to link to us from your personal blog or webpage. Telling others about our site by linking directly to us in forums and other places on the web is the best way you can help us. The more visitors we have, the more we will be able to spend time adding new Russian content.

Our lessons are totally free. We hope to develop our site further by offering just high quality content to help you learn Russian. We are not trying to sell anything. As a result we would appreciate your feedback on how we can improve this site. Please leave all feedback in the forums area of the site.

Recommended Books For Learning Russian

The New Penguin Russian Course: A Complete Course for Beginners - Probably the best course in a book.

Russian-English Bilingual Visual Dictionary - A visual dictionary with lots of illustrated examples.

A Comprehensive Russian Grammar - A great reference on Russian grammar.

The Big Silver Book of Russian Verbs - A great reference book of conjugated Russian verbs.

Russian Learners' Dictionary: 10,000 Russian Words in Frequency Order - A simple but powerful concept. Expand your vocabulary by learning the most used words first.