You can utilize these links to access resource guides, tutorials, Russian search engines, literature, newspapers, and magazines. These links will help you:
- Practice your oral and reading skills
- Keep abreast of current events
- Expand your knowledge of Russian culture
- Грамота (in Russian): searches across multiple dictionaries and includes a link for reader questions.
- Даль: the Russian equivalent of the OED, this dictionary is invaluable to students reading folklore or works from the 18th or 19th centuries.
- Oxford Russian-English/English-Russian Dictionary: Available through Davidson's library resources.
Collections of lists divided into categories to help you find just the right site to suit your interest (everything from Russian folklore to food, music, dance, history, etc)
- SEELRC Russian links - from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill Duke Slavic and East European Languages Resource Center.
- REESWeb - The University of Pittsburg hosts this, "Virtual Library covering Russia and Eastern Europe"
Web-based Tutorials and Study Tools
- AATSEEL's Index - links to numerous online study aids and grammar drills.
- Russian Language Mentor - excellent and fun site with helpful language and culture modules. Unfortunately, the self-correcting exercises only work properly on a PC (they provide incorrect answers on a Mac).
- LearningRussian.net - links to reference guides, grammar help, on-line dictionaries, and more.
- Russian Interactive Online Reference Grammar - by Robert Beard at Bucknell University, with grammar explanations, self-correcting exercises, and additional links.
Russian Search Engines
- Bilingual Anthology of Russian Verse - includes biographical sketches of Russian poets and sound files of native speakers reciting many of the poems.
- Стихия: Great collection of literary works by classic and contemporary Russian writers (in Russian).
News, Newspapers, and Magazines
- Новости недели на упрощённом русском языке - delivers a survey of the previous week's news in simplified standard Russian. Listeners of Voice of America's "Special English" broadcasts will recognize the slightly slower rate of speech and textual redundancy which characterize these webcasts. Includes exercises and transcripts. The broadcasts are archived, but still a wonderful resource for second- and third-year students.
- Эхо Москвы - serious news and culture radio station in Moscow (closest thing to NPR in Russia)
- BBC Russian - BBC audio programs and articles in Russian
- Известия - Russian daily newspaper
- Аргументы и факты - borders on the "tabloid." A popular Russian paper with many specialized offshoot publications.
- Огонёк - popular weekly Russian magazine
- Литературная газета - A long-standing weekly newspaper for literary and cultural news.
- The Moscow Times (in English) - written and published in Moscow for the expatriate community.
- The St. Petersburg Times (in English) - written and published in St. Petersburg for the expatriate community.
- Russian Charlotte News/Новости Русского Шарлотта - Published by Davidson's own adjunct instructor of Russian, Olga Muller, this news and culture site serves the Russian-speaking community in the greater Charlotte region.
Below you will find links for the major professional organizations for Russian and Slavic.
- AATSEEL (American Association of Teachers of Slavic and East European Languages)
- ASEEES (Association for Slavic, East European, and Eurasian Studies)
- ACTR (American Council of Teachers of Russian)
- MLA (Modern Language Association)
- ACTFL (American Council on the Teaching of Foreign Languages)