Basic Rules of Russian Pronunciation

Rule #1

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


(кому, coll., often human., this form only, used to characterize a brave, reckless person)

  • nothing frightens someone: three sheets in the wind
  • one is a daredevil
  • one is scared of nothing
  • one is a devil-may-care person (man)
  • one feels equal to anything
  • (in refer. to bravery induced by drinking): one is full of drinking bravado
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Random Russian Word



masculine, plural - локти


  • по локоть в (чём-то) – up to one's elbows in (smth)
  • локти (себе) кусать – to kick oneself
Russian pronunciation rules
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Russian Piece of Music

Rimsky-Korsakov - Polonaise from “Christmas Eve”
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Random Russian Joke

Больной жалуется на бессонницу:
- Сегодня ночью, например, я просыпался двенадцать раз – и ни разу после этого не заснул!

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