The Best Russian Courses And Resources

Looking for the best Russian language resources and courses?

These are my all-time favorite resources for learning Russian. There are quite a lot of Russian resources out there but these are the ones I've personally found to be the best.

I'll update this list over time.

Courses for all levels in Russian

Rocket Russian: This is my personal favorite and one I can't recommend enough. Rocket Russian is so incredibly popular and covers an enormous amount of Russian language content. Do yourself a favor and do a free trial.

Podcasts for learning Russian

RussianPod101 (Innovative): Ever heard of RussianPod101? I'd be surprised if you haven't! RussianPod101 teaches uses a fun podcast format and it's a joy to listen to.

Best books to learn Russian

There are some really great books out there for learning Russian but these are some of my personal favorites:


Online Russian teachers (via webcam)

Wyzant: Create a free account and have look at the unbelievable amount of Russian teachers available for low cost.

Some Russian teachers on Wyzant are so cheap it will shock you.

Mobile apps for Russian

Mondly: An amazing and comprehensive app for learning Russian (and many other languages). Covers loads of relevant Russian topics and is beautifully designed.

Drops: A very popular app (available for Russian) that does flashcard-style learning for vocabulary.

Babbel: One of the most popular and well-known apps for learning Russian and other European languages. Superior to Duolingo in every way.

Best audio-only course for Russian

Pimsleur Russian: One of the biggest household names in language learning. It's been around for decades and is still one of the greatest Russian introductory courses ever made (audio only).

Learning Russian grammar

Duolingo: Surely you've heard of Duolingo! It's a decent, free platform that teaches you Russian grammar through a unique translation game.