It is 1918: the Russian Revolution has just ended, Ukraine is in the midst of civil war, and in Kiev, the two Turbin brothers are preparing to fight for the White Guard in the wake of their beloved mother?s death. Friends charge in from the streets amid a
Пособие обеспечивает овладение системой русского языка на начальном и среднем этапах обучения. Содержит приблизительно 530 пар глаголов, использующихся в общелитературном, разговорном, официальном и социально-публицистическом стилях речи. Глаголы даны с п
The Insulted and Humiliated. In this novel we see a young man madly in love with a girl from a moderately poor family. This girl falls in love with a very aristocratic prince - a man without principles, but charming in his childish egotism - extremely att
Adultery, a bored wife who turns to a marriage into murder, another murder (this time of a child), childbirth in prison, sexual favors and a very nasty ending. There?s a little Shakespeare and a bit of Madame Bovary in this famous Russian novel.
Considered Andrei Bely's masterpiece, Petersburg, is a pioneering modernist novel, ranked in importance alongside Ulysses, The Metamorphosis, and In Search of Lost Time, that captures Russia's capital during the short, turbulent period of the first social
These two novels were written "before the catastrophe", before Dostoevsky was sentenced to death and reprieved.
A graphic description of life in a Stalin-era labor camp in Siberia. Simple but relentless. One of the best books of the 20th century that stunned the literary world when it was published in 1962. A picture of dehumanization.
Russian Grammar in Pictures for Beginners. The systematized illustrated guide on Russian grammar for students who begin to learn Russian. Can be used both in groups and for self-study. Contains 270 pictures with words. Each of the tables is accompanied wi
This valuable learning tool works like an illustrated handbook. Its goal is to provide graphic representations of the most difficult and confusing aspects of Russian grammar in order to make the material more understandable and therefore easier to memori
This is the answer key for 'Russian in Games,' a supplement which contains a plethora of educational games and exercises at various difficulty levels. Types of games include crosswords, charades, riddles, and puzzles. The games are intended for foreign
This supplement contains a plethora of educational games and exercises at various difficulty levels. Types of games include crosswords, charades, riddles, and puzzles. The games are intended for foreign students of Russian, as well as native Russian par
Ivan Krylov has been loved by Russian people for two hundred years for his Fables, works in which he gently satirizes the manifold weaknesses and failings of human beings, especially figures of authority, while at the same time praising and holding up for
"Записки из подполья" - увертюра Достоевского к его пятикнижию: романам "Преступление и наказание" (1866), "Идиот" (1868), "Бесы" (1872), "Подросток" (1875), "Братья Карамазовы" (1880). В этой повести нашли свое выражение великие прозрения художника-мысли
"Master and Margarita" M. A. Bulgakov - the most amazing and mysterious work of the twentieth century. Published in the mid-1960s, this novel struck readers with the unusual design, colorful and fantastic actions that unite the heroes of different eras an
Сборник содержит тестовые задания по всем основным темам курса русского языка для 1 класса. Впервые для каждой изученной темы предложены тесты, позволяющие проверить, как ученик её усвоил. При помощи тестов осуществляются закрепление и проверка полученных
Level B1. This book is intended for students who speak Russian at the first certification level.Post-text educational material is presented in the headings:- Control - questions on the understanding of general factology;- Motivation - issues that es
Manual for students learning Russian as a foreign language (elementary level, A1). The book is designed for foreign students who master the elementary level of proficiency in Russian (A1) and can be used both when working in the classroom (without an inte
The Odessa Tales is a collection of short stories by Isaac Babel, situated in Odessa in the last days of the Russian empire and the Russian Revolution. Published individually in magazines throughout 1923 and 1924 and collected into a book in 1931, they de
Grammar manual and exercise book for A2 (elementary) level students.
?War and Peace? by L. N. Tolstoy - a book for all times. It seems that it always existed, the text seems so familiar, as soon as we open the first pages of the novel, so many of its episodes are so memorable: hunting and Christmas time, Natasha Rostova?s
"Отцы и дети" - знаменитый роман Тургенева, ставший чуть ли не самым значительным произведением в истории о взаимоотношениях поколений. Споры главного героя Евгения Базарова, называющего себя нигилистом и отрицающего расхожие представления о жизни, искусс
Russian grammar exercises for intermediate level. The manual includes exercises for grammar aspects that usually cause confusion and difficulties: expression of time, reason, purpose, and word order in simple and complex sentences.
About That Which Did Not Happen, an annotated Russian reader, is intended for low-intermediate and intermediate level students of Russian (B1-B2, TRKI I-II). The story is a dynamic narrative by the well-known author Victoria Tokareva about one doctor's lifelong dream to own a tiger. Tokareva masterfully portrays how Dima's dream dictates his inner world...
This is a parallel-text edition of "Bronka," a short story by Ludmila Ulitskaya, one of contemporary Russia's most popular and internationally acclaimed authors. First published in 1989, the story depicts the childhood and youth of Bronka, the eponymous heroine, who lives with her mother in a drab communal apartment in a rundown Moscow neighborhood in the...
Annotated Russian Reader for Intermediate (B1-B2) Level students that focuses on the verbs of motion. The reader provides ample support for the learner, including marginal glosses, historical-cultural, and grammatical commentaries, as well as a range of exercises on translation, word- formation, vocabulary building, and participles. The story follows the...
This annotated edition of ?Bronka? introduces students of Russian to a profoundly moving story by Ludmila Ulitskaya, one of Russia?s most important contemporary novelists and short story writers. Ulitskaya?s elegant prose, and her detailed descriptions of everyday life, makes ?Bronka? an excellent literary text for students of Russian language,...
Annotated reader with three stories by Lyudmila Ulitskaya includes exercises, assignments, and a full glossary. The three short stories in this reader (Paper Victory, Cabbage Miracle, and Nails) provide a window into the Soviet childhood experience in the years 1945-49, when the country was just beginning to recover from the devastation and hardships...
?In the Court? was first published in 1886. The story relates to Chekhov?s experiences in 1884-86 when he worked as a substitute country doctor in Zvenigorod. Chekhov was seeing patients, conducted autopsies, and testified in court as an expert witness. Lawyer Serpovsky wrote that Chekhov was interested in the court proceedings and was very well...
Annotated Russian Reader. Level A2-B1. Reader includes funny short stories by Daniil Kharms accompanied by exercises, glossary, footnotes, and commentary.
A charming rhyming story about a little girl named Annie who has curly hair and wants nothing more than for it to be straight. One morning, Annie refuses to go to school because her classmates have been teasing her for not having hair like theirs. After sending her mother on quite the wild goose chase, we follow Annie on an adventure to a hair salon,...
Introducing our new textbook, Road to Russia, the course for beginning students. It is a completely revised and updated edition of original Russian course Road to Russia. It is written specifically for North American students and is ideally suited for use in undergraduate courses, high schools, and adult education courses. The course consists of 15...