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Uchites is the Russian language learning supplement to Russian Life magazine. Begun with support from the Russkiy Mir Foundation, its intent is to tie language learning exercises and readings into material that is published in each issue of the magazine. As each issue is published, a PDF copy of the Uchites supplement will be posted here, so that teachers can easily print out extra copies for students. Or so students can mark up these copies of Uchites, rather than their copies of Russian Life.
If you have comments or feedback on the Uchites supplements (for example, how you are using them, corrections, etc.), please send us a comment and we will post them on this page, to share with other teachers.
|If you have Flash on your computer, you should be able to listen to the stories by pressing the arrow icons. You can also use the "download" link to play the file in your browser or the media player of your choice (left-click to play in your browser; right-click to save file to your desktop, then import to iTunes or other).|
|Lev Tolstoy: "The Pit"||download|
|Lev Tolstoy: "The Squirrel and the Wolf"||download|
|Lev Tolstoy: "The Tsar and the Shirt"||download|
|Sergei Yesenin: "Letter to Mother"||download|
|Sergei Yesenin: "Goodbye"||download|
|Description of a Repin painting||download|
|Akhmatova: Szhala ruki||download|
|Akhmatova: Dvadsat pervoe||download|
|Part One: Sentences||download|
|Rimma Kazakova poem||download|
|Sochi 2012 (language learning)||download|
|Watch and listen to the interview on YouTube||link|
|Watch and listen to "When Your Girlfriend Was Sick"||link|
|Catherine the Great||download|
|Man and Tiger||download|
|Turgenev, "First Love"||download|
|Did Mendeleyev invent vodka?||download|
|YouTube||Audio of Lermontov Poem|