Cornell University On-line Course Materials

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The Russian Language Program at Cornell University has produced several excellent online resources for learners of Russian. Mini-Videos for Learners of Intermediate Russian consists of 91 excerpts from the comedy show “6 кадров”, accompanied by vocabulary help and transcripts. The Anthrax Diaries is a 30-minute documentary about the Soviet biological weapons program, with transcripts and English translations. Lora’s Dialogs is a beginner’s course with short dialogs (audio recordings), transcripts, grammar notes, and substitution exercises. A Collocational Russian-English Dictionary of the Human Body is an interactive on-line dictionary that lists thousands of phrases for describing the appearance, movements, moods, injuries, etc. of human beings. Additionally, there are several pages that accompany Russian films with transcripts, key vocabulary, and summaries: Папа, Благословите женщинуВодитель для Веры, and Олигарх. 

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Humans of Moscow: Люди Москвы и их цитаты

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Humans of Moscow, which has Tumblr site and a Facebook page you can subscribe to, provides quotes from real people found on the streets of Moscow, complete with English translations. This is a great way to expose yourself daily to conversational Russian, and to learn more about everyday people in Russia.