MiniLessons are free language lessons for lower intermediate to advanced students. They are mostly in Russian, but occasionally cover other Eurasian langauges as well. Developed by SRAS, these bilingual resources feature Russian phrases inserted to English texts to help you build your vocabulary. The texts cover multiple topics. Use the “search by subject” option under “Languages” in the main menu if you are looking for something specific.

Russian MiniLesson: 7 Secrets of the Russian Alphabet

The history of the Russian language and its alphabet is long and fascinating. Here are a few anecdotes from that history. The following is taken from a list that has been published in many places on the Russian Internet. One version can be seen on It has been translated to English and revised by […]

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