Online Resources

Bulgarian Dialectology as Living Tradition

The site contains 181 samples of natural village speech, recorded by the authors of the site over the last quarter-century in 68 different Bulgarian villages. Each text is a well-formed chunk of discourse which not only illustrates salient features of the dialect but also conveys valuable information about traditional cultures. 

CEELBAS Language Repository

The Centre for East European Language-Based Area Studies (CEELBAS) Language Repository is an open-access digital resource for students of the languages of Central and Eastern Europe and Russia. It currently covers 13 languages and houses almost 40 different sets of specially-designed language training materials, including materials for several languages where online resources are scarce. Currently the following languages are covered: Bulgarian; Croatian/Serbian; Czech; Estonian; Finnish; Georgian; Hungarian; Polish; Romanian; Russian; Slovak; Ukrainian.



Dostoevskii: Materialy i issledovaniia (Dostoyevsky: Materials and Research), vol. 1-20

The collection of the series “Dostoyevsky: Materials and Research” was conceived as a companion to the academic Complete Collected Works of F.M. Dostoyevsky and will be published in parallel to their publication. The series will include studies dealing with contemporary issues in Dostoyevsky scholarship, letters addressed to the writer, materials and documents addressing various aspects of his biography, commentaries to his works, bibliographic materials and surveys, and articles on the influence of Dostoyevsky on Russian and foreign literature from the late 19th to the 20th century.

Elementary Russian at

At you can find free online courses offered by numerous universities, including a course in Elementary Russian from the University of Saskatchewan. 


Elementary Russian at

Global Engagement at the University of Chicago

A resource for faculty, students, and staff on the University of Chicago's many international programs. Check out the story of the University of Chicago's global engagement with partners and potential partners around the world.

Job Hunting Resources for PhDs

Below is a list of resources recommended by Dual Career Services at the UC and intended for people with graduate degrees seeking employment outside of tenure-track academic posts. 

Journey to the Edge of the Olympics

A travelogue by Ian Bateson on a visit to Abkhazia, "located spitting distance from the site of the multi-billion dollar Sochi Olympics though none of its athletes will be allowed to compete there and the border will essentially be closed during the games."

Literaturnaia Gazeta Digital Archive (1929-2014)

Established on April 22, 1929 with the support of the "father of Soviet literature," writer Maxim Gorky, Literaturnaia gazeta is a landmark publication in Russia's cultural heritage.

Mardigian Library - Online search

The Edward and Helen Mardigian Reference and Research Library at NAASR is composed of more than 20,000 books, pamphlets, periodicals, and documents, primarily in Armenian and English, dating as far back as the late eighteenth century. The collection encompasses a broad range of topics including history, literature, art and architecture, linguistics, as well as law, anthropology, and natural sciences.

Online Heritage Language Classes for Russian, Carleton University

Carleton University will offer online Heritage Language classes for credit in Spanish and Russian. These “Heritage” classes are intended for students who grew up with exposure to one of these languages, but who did not study it in a formal setting or at an academic level. Classes will take place online and will make use of a variety of online technologies. The courses will allow students to work independently on projects and self-directed tasks. (Placement Test required)