Useful links – Russian
Russian as a Foreign Language
- www.uni.edu/becker/Russian2.html you will find lots of sites that can be helpful for you for learning more about Russia and the Russian language and culture.
- masterrussian.com/ provides grammar lessons, vocabulary and phrases, tips on learning the Russian language. The site also offers many downloadable free dictionaries, a free human translation help service, a list of common words in all languages, many downloadable fonts for foreign languages, and a shop where you can buy handheld electronic dictionaries and translation software for all platforms.
- The Online Russian Language Center at: learningrussian.com/ offers educational resources on learning Russian as a foreign language for all levels of students.
- www.russnet.org/online.html offers various thematic modules for Russian language instruction. These modules can be used in the classroom, or for independent study.
- The web-site www.lib.ru provides a significant number of literary, historical and critical texts.
The web-site www.smi.ru/
provides links to Russian media available on the web.
Some of Russia's TV channels provide free live online broadcasting, so that you can watch them over broadband. However, only few channels can boast about reasonably good access. I recomment the following 24 hours services which are as yet free. You will require Windows Media Player to run these:
1. Russia Today: in English, a new channel in a Euronews format
2. RBC TV: news every 30 mins with interviews, market analyses
3. Vesti24: news, this is a new channelreports from Russia's regions
The web-site www.gg.ru/
is the Russian version of Google. It also provides a link to the Russian Yandex search engine.
Information on summer courses is available at the following sites:
Non-student invitations for visas
You could consider using one of the agencies that issue tourist visa invitations, such as www.visahouse.com
The following pages list a number of useful links for people interested in the Russian language, literature, history and culture