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


(coll., these forms only, human or anima, often with осталась, остались)

  • one is extremely thin, emaciated: bag of bones
  • (nothing but) skin and bone(s)
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Random Russian Word



light blue, sky-blue

Russian pronunciation rules
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Russian Piece of Music

Stravinsky - Four Russian Peasant’s Songs
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Random Russian Joke

Президенту России звонят из компании ““Cola-Cola”“:
- Не согласитесь ли Вы заменить ваш трёхцветный флаг на красный, а в правом верхнем углу поместить значок ““Coca-Cola”“?
Президент, прикрывая трубку рукой, спрашивает у премьер-министра:
- Когда там у нас контракт с ““Aquafresh”” заканчивается?

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