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Enjoy hundreds of Russian language lessons online. With Busuu, learning a language is simple, fun and effective.

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Learn to speak Russian

Learn to speak Russian

Learn to speak Russian with a combination of our AI powered pronunciation exercises and dialogues made by our language experts. At Busuu, we know that just 10 minutes a day is enough to make big strides in learning a new language.

Complete Russian language course

Complete Russian language course

We have over 60 units in our online Russian course. Choose the topics you're most interested in, whether it’s culture, food or travel. No matter what your goals are and why you want to learn Russian, we’ve got some simple and fun lessons for you!

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How can I motivate myself to learn Russian?

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Join our Community

Learning Russian on your own can be challenging, hence we’ve created an online community to keep you on track. Write, speak and connect with Russian native speakers from our community.

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Try our Vocabulary Trainer

How many words can you learn in one week? Challenge yourself and use our Vocabulary Trainer feature to help you memorise the new words you’ve just learnt.

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Track your Fluency Score

Track your progress and see your fluency score improve over time. Don’t worry if you miss a day, we’ll keep you on track and motivated with a series of fun exercises.

What you will achieve with our course

For an English speaker, Russian can seem like a difficult language to learn, but with challenge comes opportunity. Learn how to read and write Russian using the Cyrillic alphabet with Busuu. Once you know the basics of the Russian language, you’ll finally be able to say “Я люблю тебя (I love you)" with a perfect accent. Remember that learning a language is a challenge and a long term goal. We’re here to help you reach that dream faster and easier. It doesn’t happen overnight, but once you know a language, you know it for life!

Whether you’re visiting Moscow, travelling through Russia, building up your career, or learning Russian to better understand its history and culture, we’ve got you covered! Our lessons range from beginner to upper intermediate levels; you can start from any lesson or level. Start by learning how to say “how are you” and “thank you” in Russian, and by the end of our course you’ll be able to tell a local about your interests and hobbies, and share your opinions on a variety of topics.

Example topics in our course

  • Beginner A1: Greeting people, jobs, numbers, colours, objects, food & drinks and basic grammar
  • Elementary A2: Conversations, shopping, eating out, travel and asking for directions
  • Intermediate B1: Job interviews, holidays, dating, culture, news and sharing opinions
  • Upper Intermediate B2: Religion, entertainment, world news and media

Russian for Travel course

If you're planning to travel to Russia soon and don't have time to complete the full course, we also offer a Russian for Travel course that will teach you some survival phrases to help you get around. Learn how to ask for directions, buy tickets and get recommendations from locals.

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