Guide to Our Titles
Multimedia for intelligent learners of Russian

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Titles that you can use online in the Cloud
This title, Lora's Dialogs. Part 1, does not require registration or log in. Lora's Dialogs. Part 1. Free.
288 short conversations, with sound recordings, glosses and grammatical notes for beginning students of Russian. Used in the first semester course in conversational Russian.
This title, Lora's Dialogs. Part 2, does not require registration or log in. Lora's Dialogs. Part 2. Free.
288 short conversations, with sound recordings, glosses and grammatical notes for beginning students of Russian. Used in the second semester course in conversational Russian.
Episode 1 is free, but the rest of Advanced Russian requires registration and log in. Advanced Russian. Two-year subscription: $29.00
A comprehensive, well-structured collection of almost a hundred video recordings of various kinds, each with a transcript where clicking any word calls up a dictionary entry or cultural note. Staged video recordings of short stories read by professional actors. Annotated audio recordings of songs and poems. Annotated photographs. Assignments. Guided reading exercises. Suitable for class adoption and individual learners. May be used with the book of the same title from Slavica Publishers. Not offered on DVD.
Subscription is required for this title, but there is a free quick demo in the Cloud page. Click the cloud link in the header to look for it. The Russian Dictionary Tree. Two-year subscription: $15.00
A 17,000-entry learner's dictionary of Russian with unique, learner-oriented treatment of entry structure, complete display of all inflected forms (including accent marks) and other grammatical information. Thousands of example sentences. Original work by professional lexicographers, ¬ónot an adapted printed dictionary. Also offered on CD-ROM, below.
Episode 1 is free, but the rest of Life on the Atomic River requires registration and log in. Life on the Atomic River. Two-year subscription: $10.00
A 60-minute documentary in Russian, edited and produced for language learners. Unscripted speech, wide range of personalities, real-life controversies related to environmental, social, political, and personal issues. The backdrop is rural Russia in the Ural Mountains area. Suitable for study and discussion at the intermediate and advanced levels of language learning. Accompanied by a transcript where every word can be clicked to call up a dictionary entry or comment. Also available on DVD, below.
This title, Recipe-Free Cooking, does not require registration or log in. Recipe-Free Cooking. Free.
A 45-minute video in Russian of a woman cooking dinner and talking in detail about what she is doing. Can be used at intermediate and advanced levels of language study¬ónot only for cooking terminology but also for real-life phonetic and syntactic features of unhurried speech, unscripted and unsimplified. This version has no transcript. (We are working on it!)
This title, Children from Russia, does not require registration or log in. Children from Russia. Free.
A 60-minute documentary in Russian, edited and produced for language learners. Unscripted speech, wide range of personalities, real-life controversies related to raising children abandoned by their parents; adoption practices; attitudes that range from love for one's country to corrupt politicians. Filmed in Moscow, Chelyabinsk, and California, this film is suitable for study and discussion at the intermediate and advanced levels of language learning. Transcript displayed next to the video. No glossary or comments in this version. (We are working on it!) Also available on DVD, below.
This title, Interviews from Russia 1, does not require registration or log in. Interviews from Russia 1. Free.
Part 1 of our 90-minute documentary in Russian, edited and produced for language learners. Filmed in two Russian towns, this series of unscripted, unrehearsed interviews is focused on the political, economic, and personal problems that made the 1990s such a turbulent and interesting time in Russia's post-Soviet history. Suitable for study and discussion at the intermediate and advanced levels of language learning. Transcript displayed next to the video. No glossary or comments in this version. (We are working on it!) Also available on DVD, below.
This title, Interviews from Russia 2, does not require registration or log in. Interviews from Russia 2. Free.
Part 2 of our 90-minute documentary in Russian by an award-winning filmmaker. Please see the description under Part 1, above.
This title, Newsmaker's Bag 1, does not require registration or log in. Newsmaker's Bag 1. Free.
Part 1 of a two-hour collection of video recordings of interviews and other live, unrehearsed scenes filmed in Moscow, Chelyabinsk, and California. The clips are carefully arranged into thematic units to facilitate their use for study and discussion at the intermediate and advanced levels of language learning. Our 60-minute documentary Children from Russia was edited from these (and other) clips. Unscripted speech, a wide range of personalities, real-life controversies related to raising children abandoned by their parents; adoption practices; attitudes that range from love for one's country to corrupt politicians. Transcript displayed next to the video. No glossary or comments in this version. (We are working on it!) Not offered on DVD.
This title, Newsmaker's Bag 2, does not require registration or log in. Newsmaker's Bag 2. Free.
Part 2 of a two-hour collection of video recordings of interviews and other live, unrehearsed scenes. Please see the description under Part 1, above.
This title, Adopting Olya, does not require registration or log in. Adopting Olya. Free.
Not meant for language learning, this 30-minute version of our documentary Children from Russia, above, has English narration and subtitles. The film, aired on public television in California, can be used for study and discussion of a range of cultural issues and attitudes, in Russia and the US, related to raising children abandoned by their parents; adoption practices; corrupt politicians; and the like. Filmed in Moscow, Chelyabinsk, and California. No transcript. Also available on DVD, below.
Titles that you can buy on DVDs or CDs
Click to read about and order The Russian Dictionary Tree: CD-ROM. The Russian Dictionary Tree: CD-ROM $39.00
A CD-ROM version of the dictionary offered in the Cloud and described above. The Cloud edition has a more convenient interface. If you have a consistent Internet connection, we recommend using this dictionary online. Purchase of this CD-ROM includes a two-year subscription to the cloud edition.
Click to read about and order Russian Short Stories On Your Screen: 3 DVDs. Russian Short Stories On Your Screen: 3 DVDs $49.00
DVD-quality video recordings of the readings, by eight professional actors, of the twelve stories included in Advanced Russian, in the Cloud above. Produced for use in class with a DVD player and room projector (NTSC, any region), but will also be appreciated by an individual learner who prefers the impact of TV-screen viewing and better sound.
Click to read about and order Modern Russian Culture: DVD #1. Modern Russian Culture: DVD #1 $39.00
Video DVD for NTSC players (any region). In English. Six narrated slide-show lectures on Moscow by Lauren G. Leighton, Part 1 of his Modern Russian Culture course taught as an introduction to Russia for undergraduates. Not available in the Cloud.
Click to read about and order Modern Russian Culture: DVD #2. Modern Russian Culture: DVD #2 $39.00
Video DVD for NTSC players (any region). In English. Seven narrated slide-show lectures on Petersburg by Lauren G. Leighton, Part 2 of his Modern Russian Culture course taught as an introduction to Russia for undergraduates. Not available in the Cloud.
Click to read about and order Modern Russian Culture: DVD #3. Modern Russian Culture: DVD #3 $39.00
Video DVD for NTSC players (any region). In English. Six narrated slide-show lectures on Soviet Russia by Lauren G. Leighton, Part 3 of his Modern Russian Culture course taught as an introduction to Russia for undergraduates. Not available in the Cloud.
Click to read about and order Modern Russian Culture: DVD #4. Modern Russian Culture: DVD #4 $39.00
Video DVD for NTSC players (any region). In English. Ten narrated slide-show lectures on Russia in Art by Lauren G. Leighton, Part 4 of his Modern Russian Culture course taught as an introduction to Russia for undergraduates. Not available in the Cloud.
Click to read about and order Modern Russian Culture: DVD #5. Modern Russian Culture: DVD #5 $39.00
Video DVD for NTSC players (any region). In English. Nine narrated slide-show lectures on Russia in Transition by Lauren G. Leighton, Part 5 of his Modern Russian Culture course taught as an introduction to Russia for undergraduates. Not available in the Cloud.
Click to read about and order Children from Russia: DVD. Children from Russia: DVD $39.00
Video DVD for NTSC players (any region). In Russian. A 60-minute documentary, also offered in the Cloud, above. Filmed in Moscow, Chelyabinsk, and California, edited and produced for language learners. Unscripted speech, wide range of personalities, real-life controversies related to raising children abandoned by their parents; adoption practices; attitudes that range from love for one's country to corrupt politicians. Suitable for study and discussion at the intermediate and advanced levels of language learning. Complete transcript by download as a PDF document. No glossary or comments.
Click to read about and order Adopting Olya: DVD. Adopting Olya: DVD $29.00
Video DVD for NTSC players (any region). In English. A 30-minute documentary, also offered in the Cloud, above. Not meant for language learning, this film with English narration and subtitles, aired on public television in California, can be used for study and discussion of a range of cultural issues and attitudes, in Russia and the US, related to raising children abandoned by their parents; adoption practices; corrupt politicians; and the like. Filmed in Moscow, Chelyabinsk, and California. No transcript.
Click to read about and order Life on the Atomic River: DVD. Life on the Atomic River: DVD $39.00
Video DVD for NTSC players (any region). In Russian. A 60-minute documentary, also offered in the Cloud, above. Unscripted speech, wide range of personalities, real-life controversies related to environmental, social, political, and personal issues. The backdrop is rural Russia in the Ural Mountains area. A film for study and discussion at the intermediate and advanced levels of language learning. Complete transcript by download as a PDF document. No glossary or comments.
Click to read about and order Interviews from Russia: DVD. Interviews from Russia: DVD $39.00
Video DVD for NTSC players (any region). In Russian. A 90-minute documentary, also offered in the Cloud, above. Filmed in two Russian towns and edited for language learners, this series of unscripted, unrehearsed interviews is focused on the political, economic, and personal problems that made the 1990s such a turbulent and interesting time in Russia's post-Soviet history. Suitable for study and discussion at the intermediate and advanced levels of language learning. Complete transcript by download as a PDF document. No glossary or comments.
Click to read about and order Sunstroke Stories: 4 audio CDs. Sunstroke Stories: 4 audio CDs $49.00
Elena Solovey, who starred in more than fifty Soviet films, reads short stories by I. A. Bunin, A. N. Tolstoy, A. P. Chekhov, and Vladimir Nabokov, in Russian. These sound recordings by a highly professional performer, produced with some background music, are a pleasure to listen to, whether you are a literature lover or language student. Complete, unabridged versions of all stories. All texts available online free of charge. Not offered in the Cloud.