Online Resources

Russian Dialect Corpus: Ustja River Basin


The Ustya River Basin Corpus contains over 350 000 tokens of informant speech with new data being added continuously. It is based on interviews that were recorded during joint Russian-Swiss field trips in 2013 and 2014 with inhabitants of all age groups in the village Mixalevskaya of the Ustya region of Arxangelskaya Oblast and the neighboring villages Bestuževo, Plosskoe, Akičkin Počinok and Glubokoe.

Russian Language Learning Resource - Foreigncy

Foreigncy provides daily sets of digital flashcards and games that prepare intermediate to advanced learners to read a real-time news article in the critical language of their choice.

RussianCinema Wiki

This is a collaborative community website that anyone can edit. The site provides a listing of Russian films online that are non-pirated, legitimate Russian films online with English subtitles for pedagogical purposes. There are separate lists below of films available either for free or rent, from a range of websites such as Amazon Prime, MosFilm's YouTube Channel, and others.

Access the website here.


Sean's Russia Blog

Sean’s Russia Blog is a rich forum for discussion on cultural issues ranging from a conversation with Yuri Slezkine (The House of Government: A Saga of the Russian Revolution) and Maria Belodubrovskaya (Not According to Plan: Filmmaking under Stalin) to deaf culture (Claire Shaw) and internal colonization (Steve Sabol).

Slavic Humanities Index

The Slavic Humanities Index is a cover-to-cover indexing tool encompassing important scholarly and cultural periodicals in the humanities of Central, Eastern, and South-eastern Europe. This interdisciplinary index includes bibliographic citations of articles in history, philosophy, literature, linguistics, cultural, borderland, regional studies, ethnology, and library and archival sciences.


Slavic Humanities Index

Society of Historians of East European and Russian Art and Architecture (SHERA)

SHERA is an association of academics, librarians, museum workers, independent scholars, students, and other individuals who share an interest in the art and visual culture of Russia, the nations of the former Soviet Union, and Central and Eastern Europe. The Society seeks to improve research circumstances for scholars, connect members to necessary resources, provide a forum for ongoing conversations on areas of mutual interest, and foster contacts among members. SHERA runs a Web site and electronic listserv, and organizes sessions at scholarly conferences such as CAA and ASEEES.

Spotlight on Polish Theater launches the Spotlight on Poland series on 27 March 2018. Bringing together reviews, exclusive interviews, and articles, the Spotlight on Poland will be one of the largest English-language digital resources on contemporary Polish theatre.


TBLPOD Podcast on Current Events in Georgia

Each week TBLPOD produces a free English-language podcast about Georgian politics and society.


TBLPOD podcast on current events in Georgia

The Library of Authentic Russian Materials

The Library of Authentic Russian Materials (found at ) is a site with categorized authentic materials organized by various types of tags (grammar, vocabulary, text type, level, skill). 

If you have something that works well in Russian language classes that you would like to contribute to the site, there is also a form for contributions at .

The Russia File

The Russia File, a blog of the Kennan Institute (Wilson Center). The blog offers insights on current events in Russia, U.S.-Russian relations, and other critical issues of the day. The blog is edited by Maxim Trudolyubov.