Basic Rules of Russian Pronunciation

Pronunciation Rules

Knowing the Russian alphabet is not enough yet to read Russian words and texts. First you have to learn some rules of pronunciation. Our narrated video lessons will help you learn them quickly and easily. Each rule is presented in detail and provided with examples, transcriptions and narrations by a native speaker.

Ordinary Life in Russia

Random Russian Idiom



  • a kind act is reciprocated (said when someone respond to another’s action or attitude in a similar way: one good (bad) turn deserves another
  • (in limited contexts) you scratch my back and I’ll scratch yours
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Random Russian Word





Russian pronunciation rules
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Russian Piece of Music

Mussorgsky - “Hopak” from The Fair at the Sorochinsk
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Random Russian Joke

Два парня пошли в гости. Подходят к двери, и один стучит ногой.
- А почему ты стучишь ногой? – спрашивает другой.
- Пусть думают, что у нас руки заняты подарками.

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