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24 April 2018

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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.

Audio Recordings
Uchites 07
  Lev Tolstoy: "The Pit" listen
  Lev Tolstoy: "The Squirrel and the Wolf" listen
  Lev Tolstoy: "The Tsar and the Shirt" listen
Uchites 08
  Sergei Yesenin: "Letter to Mother" listen
  Sergei Yesenin: "Goodbye" listen
Uchites 09
  Description of a Repin painting listen
Uchites 10
  Akhmatova: Szhala ruki listen
  Akhmatova: Dvadsat pervoe listen
Uchites 11
  Part One: Sentences listen
Uchites 12
  Rimma Kazakova poem listen
Uchites 14
  Amphibian Man listen
Uchites 15
  Sochi 2012 listen
  Sochi 2012 (language learning) listen
Uchites 17  
  Watch and listen to the interview on YouTube link
  Watch and listen to "When Your Girlfriend Was Sick" link
Uchites 18  
  Catherine the Great listen
Uchites 21  
  Old Fable listen
  Man and Tiger listen
Uchites 24  
  Turgenev, "First Love" listen
Uchites 26  
  Did Mendeleyev invent vodka? listen
Uchites 30  
  Audio of Lermontov Poem link