Teach Me Everyday Russian: Celebrating the Seasons

  “Teach Me Everyday Russian Volume 2” continues the language adventure and celebrates the season. Follow Marie and Peter as they plant a garden, visit the museums, picnic at the beach, celebrate the holidays and much more. These 32 page hardcover books have full color illustrations and a 45minute audio cd with songs and narration. A perfect place to start exploring new languages for children of all ages.

Teach Me Russian & More Russian, Bind Up Edition

  The classic coloring books “Teach Me Russian” and “Teach Me More Russian” are now combined into a revised 48 page bind up edition. This new edition includes the original coloring pages from both titles with a 60 minute audio CD. “Teach Me Russian and More Russian” also features six new pages of expanded vocabulary and activities.
  Double the fun with two books in one! This series introduces languages to children through favourite songs and stories. It features narration in Russian and 36 songs to sing-along and learn.

Teach Me Russian (Paperback and Audio CD): A Musical Journey Through the Day

  Children aged 2-12 learn languages with ease and humor using this innovative book and audio set. Teaches numbers, the alphabet, days of the week, everyday phrases, and more! Songs include: The More We Get Together; Hush Little Baby; Head, Shoulders, Knees and Toes; and more! Audio features familiar tunes sung by native children accompanied by professional musicians. Delightfully illustrated 20-page book suitable for coloring includes all song lyrics and translations.

Teach Yourself Russian Conversation (3CDs Guide)

  A lively, practical way to develop and improve basic foreign language skills. This new, audio-based language series from Teach Yourself is an entertaining, nonintimidating way for beginners to build conversational proficiency.
  Each course covers 10 key situations - from greetings and buying food and drink to shopping, asking for directions, and visiting locals - and includes two conversations per topic. The explanations and instructions are simple and bite-size, making this a very accessible program. Each audiopackage: builds confidence through a variety of listening exercises, from repetition of foreign language prompts to replying to English prompts Covers structures, useful phrases, and strategies for holding two-way conversations Lets learners assess their progress with specific objectives and review sections Includes a 48-page guide with key words and conversations in written form for reference.

Teach Yourself Russian Grammar

  This book is designed to meet the needs of any student of Russian, from the complete beginner through to the intermediate and advanced, who wants a quick and easy-to-use reference grammar, with exercises and answers. The grammar is presented in easily accessible double-page-spread units, with grammar explanations on the left-hand page and exercises to practise and check understanding on the facing right-hand page.
  The reader can either dip in and out of the short sections for quick reference or work through the book for comprehensive and systematic coverage of the main grammar points. A key at the end of the book gives the answers to all the practice questions in the body of the text. A Taking it Further section gives websites and information on where to find a wide variety of different kinds of texts and materials available in Russian and how to find out more about Russian culture.

The Art of the Russian Matryoshka

  Nesting one inside the other, wooden matryoshka dolls are a favorite toy in Russian homes and are collected by enthusiasts around the world. Illustrated throughout with color photographs, this volume tells the story of matryoshka production from the doll’s first appearance in the toy making center of Sergiev Posad in 1899 through its contemporary interpretations by entrepreneurial artists.
  Each step in the manufacturing process — from the cutting of logs through the final lacquering of the dolls - is described in detail.

The Best of Russian Cooking

  This classic cookbook offers so much more than a collection of recipes-it captures the spirit of the Russian people and their cuisine. From zavtrak (breakfast) to uzhin (dinner), Russians love to eat heartily. Originally published in 1947, “The Best of Russian Cooking” is a treasured classic that combines authentic Russian recipes with culinary tips and invaluable cultural insights.
  This expanded edition features a concise list of menu terms, sections on Russian table traditions and mealtimes, and a guide to special cooking utensils. A survey of the tastiest Russian cuisine, this book includes 300 recipes for popular dishes such as beef stroganoff and borscht, as well as many lesser-known dishes which are daily fare in Russia - kotleti (meatballs), piroshki (dumplings with meat or vegetables) and tvorojniki (cottage cheese cakes).

The Big Silver Book of Russian Verbs: 555 Fully Conjugated Verbs

  McGraw-Hill’s Big Books not only include more verbs and a better selection than their competitors, but they also provide ample contextual examples that show you how the verbs are actually used. Features include: 555 fully conjugated verbs; extensive examples illustrating basic meanings for the top 50 verbs; verb exercises; clear coverage of the unique aspects of the language’s verbs; and more.

The Brothers Karamazov by Fyodor Dostoevsky

  The award-winning translation of Dostoevsky’s last and greatest novel. It remains true to the verbal inventiveness of Dostoevsky’s prose, preserving the multiple voices, the humor, and the surprising modernity of the original.
  “The Brothers Karamazov ” is a murder mystery, a courtroom drama, and an exploration of erotic rivalry in a series of triangular love affairs involving the “wicked and sentimental” Fyodor Pavlovich Karamazov and his three sons - the atheist intellectual Ivan, the sensual and hot-blooded Dmitry, and the saintly novice Alyosha. Through the gripping events of their story, Dostoevsky portrays the whole of Russian life, its social and spiritual strivings, in what was both the golden age and a tragic turning point in Russian culture.

The Collected Tales of Nikolai Gogol

  This collection, which is divided into Ukrainian tales and Petersburg tales, includes “The Overcoat”, Gogol’s masterly story about an obscure St. Petersburg bureaucrat. Gogol has been called the father of Russian modernism and realism. His stories, with their humor and archetypal Russian characters, had a profound influence on Dostoevsky, Nabokov, and others.
  Together in this collection are collected some of the best of these stories, they include the following: “Old Fashioned Farmers”, “How the Two Ivans Quarrelled”, “The Nose”, “The Overcoat (The Cloak)”, “St. John’s Eve”, “The Night of Christmas Eve”, “The Mantle”, “The Diary of a Madman”, “The Viy”, “The Mysterious Portrait”, “The Fair of Sorotchinetz”, “An Evening in May”, “Mid-Summer Evening”, and “The Carriage (The Calash)”.

The Complete Idiot’s Guide to Learning Russian, 2nd Edition

  Does learning Russian have to be so hard? Nyet! Buy Russian classic books
  Learn the basics of the Russian language without getting discouraged. This friendly, fun, and practical approach offers first-time learners and re-learners of Russian the basics of grammar, vocabulary, pronunciation, and conversation. Whether learning Russian for business, school, or travel, or just to have a friendly conversation, this book is must.

The Complete Plays by Anton Pavlovich Chekhov

  The most complete collection of the Russian playwright’s repertoire.
  This stunning new translation presents the only truly complete edition of the plays of one of the greatest dramatists in history. Anton Chekhov is a unique force in modern drama, his works interpreted and adapted internationally and beloved for their brilliant wit and understanding of the human condition. This volume contains work never previously translated, including the newly discovered farce “The Power of Hypnotism,” the first version of “Ivanov,” Chekhov’s early humorous dialogues, and a description of lost plays and those Chekhov intended to write but never did.

The Complete Tales of Alexandr Sergeyevitch Pushkin

  Writing with lyrical simplicity, Pushkin laid the foundations of an indigenous national literature. Considered in his day Russia’s greatest poet, Pushkin was famous not only for works that inspired ballets and operas, such as “Eugene Onegin” and “Boris Godunov”, but for his stories - “The Queen of Spades” and many others - all of which are collected here in a translation that captures their grace and vitality.

The Fatal Eggs by Mikhail Bulgakov

  An early novel of one of the most famous and mysterious Russian writers of the 20th century, Mikhail Bulgakov.
  As the turbulent years following the Russian revolution of 1917 settle down into a new Soviet reality, the brilliant and eccentric zoologist Persikov discovers an amazing ray that drastically increases the size and reproductive rate of living organisms. At the same time, a mysterious plague wipes out all the chickens in the Soviet republics. The government expropriates Persikov’s untested invention in order to rebuild the poultry industry, but a horrible mix-up quickly leads to a disaster that could threaten the entire world.
  A poignant work of social science fiction and a brilliant satire on the Soviet revolution, it can now be enjoyed by English-speaking audiences through this accurate new translation.

The Food & Cooking of Russia: Discover the rich and varied character of Russian cuisine

  Discover the rich and varied character of Russian cuisine, in a unique volume offering over 60 authentic dishes that reflect an incredible range of cultural influences.

The Golden Age: Readings in Russian Literature of the Nineteenth Century

  Why not develop both linguistic and literary skills at the same time? “The Golden Age” is an interactive approach to studying language using the best-known Russian literary works of the nineteenth century. Highlights of major works like “Sevastopol” and “The Fatalist” introduce students to the literary canon, while raising their reading skills to the advanced level. Rosengrant and Lifschitz apply the techniques of language instruction to studying literature with over 300 questions pertaining to the readings, and a glossary of important words and how to use them properly.
  After completing this book students will say with confidence, “Yes, I can read Russian literature. “

The Idiot by Fyodor Dostoyevsky

  Dostoevsky’s “The Idiot” is a powerhouse novel of passion and spiritual purity. Prince Myshkin, a Christ-like figure, is the meek yet steadfast holy fool who changes the lives of desperate men, fallen women, and yet stands a helpless witness to their passionate self-destruction.
  “The Idiot” is possibly the only novel by Dostoevsky which does not merely dwell on the darkness but wrenches the reader’s heart in an emotional and uplifting catharsis. A passionate masterpiece by one of Russia’s classical masters of the intense psychological novel.

The Master and Margarita by Mikhail Bulgakov

  Suppressed in the Soviet Union for twenty-six years, Mikhail Bulgakov’s masterpiece is an ironic parable of power and its corruption, good and evil, and human frailty and the strength of love. Featuring Satan, accompanied by a retinue that includes the large, fast-talking, vodka drinking black tom cat Behemoth, the beautiful Margarita, her beloved - a distraught writer known only as the Master - Pontius Pilate, and Jesus Christ, “The Master and Margarita” combines fable, fantasy, political satire, and slapstick comedy into a wildly entertaining and unforgettable tale that is commonly considered one of the greatest novels ever to come out of the Soviet Union.
  The story combines two parts: one set in contemporary Moscow and the other in ancient Jerusalem, each full of incident, and with historical, imaginary, frightful and wonderful characters. “The Master and Margarita” is a fantastic read - the kind of novel you sort of expect from Russian writers: sprawling, philosophical, packed with characters of every description with names and nicknames you can hardly keep straight, comic, tragic, rollicking, digressive, transgressive - in other words, something you don’t see much in other literatures.

The New Oxford Picture Dictionary

A favorite for many years, “The New Oxford Picture Dictionary” contains over 2,400 illustrated vocabulary words divided into 82 topics. It provides a complete, four-skills language development program. The program is:
  * Practical - a wide range of topics introduce new words in their most common context.
  * Easy to use - vocabulary items are presented without ambiguity or the need for translation.
  * Versatile - the Dictionary itself and its components have unlimited applications.
  * Flexible - the Dictionary can be used alone or with its components.

The New Penguin Russian Course: A Complete Course for Beginners

  Whether you’re learning alone or attending classes, you’ll find this complete Russian language course for beginners both accessible and indispensable. Designed to provide the student with an excellent command of basic Russian (the equivalent of A level standard) this book features thirty lessons punctuated by revision exercises to ensure you have fully understood what you have learned. The emphasis is on acquiring vocabulary, experiencing conversational language and learning useful grammar. This book also includes a vocabulary of 1,500 words and a glossary of grammatical terms.

The Portable Nineteenth-Century Russian Reader

  “The Portable Nineteenth-Century Russian Reader” magnificently represents the great voices of this era. It includes such masterworks of world literature as Pushkin’s poem “The Bronze Horseman”; Gogol’s “The Overcoat”; Turgenev’s novel “First Love”; Chekhov’s “Uncle Vanya”; Tolstoy’s “The Death of Ivan Ilych”; and The Grand Inquisitor episode from Dostoyevsky’s “The Brothers Karamazov”; plus poetry, plays, short stories, novel excerpts, and essays by such writers as Griboyedov, Pavlova, Herzen, Goncharov, Saltykov-Shchedrin, and Maksim Gorky. Distinguished scholar George Gibian provides an introduction, chronology, biographical essays, and a bibliography.

The Portable Twentieth-Century Russian Reader

  From the reign of the Tsars in the early 19th century to the collapse of the Soviet Union and beyond, the short story has long occupied a central place in Russian culture. This original anthology of short stories covers two centuries of Russian literary tradition. and includes not only well-known classics but also modern masterpieces (many of them previously censored) of Pushkin, Turgenev, Dostoyevsky, Tolstoy, and Solzhenitsyn - alongside tales by long-suppressed figures such as the subversive Kryzhanowsky and the surrealist Shalamov.
  Whether written in reaction to the cruelty of the bourgeoisie, the bureaucracy of communism or the torture of the prison camps, they offer a wonderfully wide-ranging and exciting representation of one of the most vital and enduring forms of Russian literature.

The Rough Guide to Moscow

  “The Rough Guide to Moscow” is the insider’s handbook to Russia’s fastest-changing city. The guide includes extensive coverage of all the sights, from the Kremlin cathedrals and palaces to Stalin skyscrapers and the KGB museum. There are lively reviews of the best places to stay, eat and drink, plus the low-down on the ballet, concert-going and clubbing. Coverage is also given to nearby attractions including Lenin’s estate, the medieval town of Suzdal and the Trinity Monastery. This new edition also includes a full-colour introduction with over 30 photos of the best activities and sights Moscow has to offer. Finally there is informed background on Moscow’s history, politics and culture, from Ivan the Terrible to Putin and Tchaikovsky to Tatu.

The Rough Guide to Russian Dictionary Phrasebook

  “The Rough Guide” phrasebook will have you speaking Russian as soon as you arrive. This fully-revised third edition includes 16-pages of additional scenario material, from asking for directions and paying the restaurant bill to checking local train times and ordering a shot of vodka. Recorded by native speakers, the scenarios are available as downloadable audio files either to your computer or iPod — perfect for practising your pronunciation. With A-Z English to Russian and A-Z Russian to English translations, this pocket-sized phrasebook is like taking along your own personal translator!

The Rough Guide To St. Petersburg

  Make the most of your time with “The Rough Guide to St Petersburg”, the ultimate guide to this beautiful city. The full-colour section introduces St Petersburg’s highlights, from world-class ballet and opera at the Mariinskiy Theatre to the gilded mosaics of the Church of the Saviour on the Blood. The guide takes a detailed look at Russian history, literature and cultural life with expert background on everything from the superlative art collection of the Hermitage and the city’s spectacular Imperial palaces to snowmobiling in Karelia. There are plenty of practical tips and information on all the best accommodation, transportation and restaurants and lively reviews of hundreds of shops, bars and clubs. Discover every corner of St. Petersburg with the clearest maps of any guide.

The Russian Civil War 1918-22 (Essential Histories)

  The Russian Civil War was the most important event of its kind in the 20th century. It changed the lives of over half a billion people and dramatically shaped the political, human and economic geography of Europe, the Far East and Central Asia. Over a tempestuous four-year period the Communist Red Army and the loosely formed, anti-Bolshevist White Army battled in a war that would totally transform the vast Eurasian heartland and lead to Communist revolutions worldwide as well as the Cold War. David Bullock offers a fresh perspective on this conflict, examining the forces of both sides, the intervention of non-Russian forces, including American, Canadian, British, and Japanese troops, and the involvement of female soldiers and partisans.
  The military story of massed infantry and cavalry actions, mechanized warfare with tanks, armored cars and trains, and air combat, all along rapidly shifting fronts, is told against the incredible backdrop of political and social revolution. It is an account that is interwoven with tragedy - 30 million people died during the Civil War - and the author skillfully places the battles in the context of human suffering as he explores the cruel sacrifice of a huge population on the altar of political power.
  The absorbing text includes dramatic first-hand accounts, and is vividly illustrated with carefully selected previously unpublished photographs. This new insight into history’s most significant civil war, which began 90 years ago, will be welcomed by all students of history seeking a compact account of the conflict that brought into being a new superpower - the USSR - and its threatening ideology.

The Russian Heritage Cookbook: A Culinary Heritage Preserved in 360 Authentic Recipes

  The definitive compilation of Russia’s delicious culinary history - now revised and updated with a new introduction by the author. Alongside the splendors of tsarist Russia - its art, architecture, and literature - is its cuisine, a marvelous, little-known part of Russian heritage. Based on favorite family recipes and passed down through generations, collected by the author from the private collections of the old Russian emigre community of New York City, “The Russian Heritage Cookbook” represents the restoration of an entire culinary heritage-which previously existed only in the memories of the cooks themselves, or in the form of yellowing scraps of paper.
  Most Americans have experienced only a few classic Russian dishes: Chicken Kiev, Beef Stroganoff, Borscht, and a few others. Now revised with 26 new recipes, “The Russian Heritage Cookbook” brings together recipes for these classic dishes along with hundreds of recipes for the sumptuous meals that have delighted generations.

The Tale of Tsar Saltan by Alexander Pushkin

  One of the most beloved folktales by Pushkin’s, the first lines of which (Три девицы под окном пряли поздно вечерком... ) are stuck to the memory of every Russian.
  The story is one of betrayal by two jealous sisters whose younger sister marries Tsar Saltan. They hatch a scheme to drown the tsarina and her son. Unbeknownst to the sisters (and the tsar), mother and son are aided by a magical swan, who eventually helps reunite the royal family and - transformed into a beautiful princess - marries the tsarevitch.
  Highly acclaimed Russian illustrator Gennady Spirin brilliantly illuminates the tale. Each picture is richly detailed and full of expression. Spirin’s work reflects the Russian origins of the story with the opulence of the tsar’s court and remarkable detail in costume and architecture.

Using Russian: A Guide to Contemporary Usage

  “Using Russian” is a guide to Russian usage for those who have already acquired the basics of the language and wish to extend their knowledge. Unlike conventional grammars, it gives special attention to those areas of vocabulary and grammar which cause most difficulty to English speakers, and focuses on questions of style and register which are all too often ignored. Clear, readable and easy to consult, it will prove invaluable to students seeking to improve their fluency and confidence in Russian.    This second edition has been substantially revised and expanded to incorporate fresh material and up-to-date information. Many of the original chapters have been rewritten and one brand new chapter has been added, providing a clear picture of Russian usage in the 21st century.

Verses and Versions: Three Centuries of Russian Poetry Selected and Translated by Vladimir Nabokov

  Vladimir Nabokov was hailed by Salman Rushdie as the most important writer ever to cross the boundary between one language and another. A Russian emigre who began writing in English after his forties, Nabokov was a trilingual author, equally competent in Russian, English, and French. A gifted and tireless translator, he bridged the gap between languages as nimbly and joyously as one of his beloved butterflies might flit from flower to flower.
  Here, collected for the first time in one volume, are Nabokov’s English translations of Russian verse, presented next to the Russian originals, as well as three never-before-published poems written in English by Nabokov himself. Here, also, are some of his notes on the dangers and thrills of translation. Collected and edited by Brian Boyd, author of the prize-winning biography of Nabokov, “Verses and Versions” is a momentous and authoritative contribution to Nabokov’s published works.

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