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Russian Language and Culture Through Film: An innovative project to teach language and culture to advanced-level students. This project integrates film clips, full transcript, embedded dictionary, and live, online exercises. Instructors can track student progress and answers through a robust reporting system. The Russian language version is currently available and a supplement on the Russian Avant Garde is under development. Language and Culture Through Film is available online as well as through a four-CD standalone version. Please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org for more information. For a full demo, please click here.
Russian cartoons (мультфильмы): A survey of cartoons known to all Russians. These materials include both Soviet and Russian productions. Essential viewing for all students hoping to fully understand Russian culture.
Contemporary Russian Through Documentary Film I: Russian language and culture in documentary films on Putin, Yeltsin, and other cultural and political figures. These materials include extensive glossaries, cultural notes, and computer-graded reading comprehension questions. Recommended for intermediate and advanced students.
Contemporary Russian Through Documentary Film II: Russian language and culture in documentary films by prominent thinkers in Russia. These materials include extensive glossaries, cultural notes, and computer-graded reading comprehension questions. Recommended for intermediate and advanced students.
Galina Vishnevskaya. Study materials for interview with notable Russian opera singer Galina Pavlovna Vishnevskaya
Dmitriy Lichachev. Study materials for interview with notable Russian thinker Dmitriy Sergeyevich Likhachev
Virtual Petersburg: Tour St. Petersburg, virtually! Explore hundreds of photos and virtual reality panoramic movies of St. Petersburg, Peterhof, Helsinki, Stockholm, Tallinn, Narva, and more!
Russian and COVID-19 This project captures the influence of the COVID-19 epidemic on the Russian diaspora and documents. In her detailed examination, Marina Miroshnikova documents the spread of COVID-19 information via Russian media, the introduction of new terms into Russian, and how Russian speakers have found humor in the darkness.
ScribeZone: ScribeZone is an instructional tool that teaches language through transcription for multi-language and civilian use; it improves listening and transcription skills, grammatical knowledge, and reading skills through exercises built around authentic materials from a range of media sources. To date, we have developed multiple modules (a total of 76 activities) for the following 13 languages: Bosnian, Chinese, Croatian, Kazakh, Montenegrin, Polish, Russian, Serbian, Spanish, Turkish, Uighur, Ukrainian, and Uzbek. Future activities will include not only the development of additional modules for existing languages, as well as the development of additional modules for Caucasian, Turkic, Baltic, and Slavic languages.
Visiting Artist Marina Tregubovich of Mixailovsky Theatre: View discussion of contemporary operatic theatre in Russia
Readings in Russian
Aleksandra Marinina's "ПОСМЕРТНЫЙ ОБРАЗ": Aleksandr Viktorov presents exercises for a literary analysis of Marinina's crucial work with additional materials to accompany the film of the same name.
Liliana Lungina's "Подстрочник" Elena Koshkarova presents exercises for a literary analysis of Lungina's work.
Readings for Advanced Students of Russian: The readings here comprise a sample of contemporary Russian short-form literature. Each reading is accompanied by comprehensive annotations to the text and exercises which challenge the user's textual, semantic, and grammatical comprehension of the materials.
Dictionaries & Grammars
Russian Grammatical Dictionary: A searchable database of full word paradigms with native-speaker examples for each inflection. Each entry includes an English gloss and detailed annotation for semantics and pronunciation variants. The Grammatical Dictionary for Russian is available, with over 10,000 headwords.
Reference Grammar: Russian
Each grammar has been developed by linguists who are experts in their field and has been peer-reviewed to assure quality, accuracy, and consistency.