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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.
Lyceum Day, Pushkin ~ Sep/Oct 2008
Plagiarism in Russia ~ May/June 2009
Russian Television ~ July/Aug 2009
Christmas Eve, Gogol ~ March/April 2009
The Return, Platonov ~ Sep/Oct 2009
Lighthouse keeper: solve the mystery ~ Nov/Dec 2009
Children stories, Tolstoy ~ Jan/Feb 2010
Esenin: biography and poems ~ Sep/Oct 2010
Russian Art: Itinerants ~ Nov/Dec 2010
Anna Akhmatova and Amedeo Modigliani ~ Jan/Feb 2011
Travelling across Russia by bike ~ Mar/Apr 2011
Great Patriotic War ~ May/June 2011
Dovlatov ~ Sep/Oct 2011
Amphibian Man ~ Nov/Dec 2011
Sochi Olympics ~ Jan/Feb 2012
Kornei Chukovsky ~ Mar/Apr 2012
Victor Tsoy ~ May/June 2012
Catherine the Great ~ July/Aug 2012
Aquarium ~ Sep/Oct 2012
Baikonur ~ Nov/Dec 2012
Circassian Tales ~ Jan/Feb 2013
Kamchatka ~ Mar/Apr 2013
The Romanovs ~ May/June 2013
Turgenev ~ Sep/Oct 2013
Children's Railroad ~ Nov/Dec 2013
Dmitry Mendeleyev ~ Jan/Feb 2014
Ivan Bunin ~ Mar/Apr 2014
Mikhail Glinka ~ May/June 2014
Simferopol Banksy ~ July/Aug 2014
Mikhail Lermontov ~ Sep/Oct 2014
Boris Pasternak ~ Jan/Feb 2015
Yuri Nagibin ~ Mar/Apr 2015
May Holidays ~ May/June 2015
War and Peace ~ July/Aug 2015
Matching Proverbs ~ Nov/Dec 2015
Pushkin's Magic Fish ~ Jan/Feb 2016
Lev Tolstoy: "The Pit"
Lev Tolstoy: "The Squirrel and the Wolf"
Lev Tolstoy: "The Tsar and the Shirt"
Sergei Yesenin: "Letter to Mother"
Sergei Yesenin: "Goodbye"
Description of a Repin painting
Akhmatova: Szhala ruki
Akhmatova: Dvadsat pervoe
Part One: Sentences
Rimma Kazakova poem
Sochi 2012 (language learning)
Watch and listen to the interview on YouTube
Watch and listen to "When Your Girlfriend Was Sick"
Catherine the Great
Man and Tiger
Turgenev, "First Love"
Did Mendeleyev invent vodka?
Audio of Lermontov Poem
Lost and Found in Translation ~ March/April 2016
Anton Chekhov: "In the Country" ~ May/June 2016
Samovar! ~ July/August 2016
Russian Riddles ~ September/October 2016
The Three Bears ~ November/December 2016
Maslenitsa ~ January/February 2017
Russian Names ~ March/April 2017
Vladimir Vysotsky: "I do not Love" ~ May/June 2017
Vladimir Mayakovsky, "Good and Bad" ~ July/August 2017
Konstantin Ushinsky: "Four Wishes" ~ September/October 2017
Verbs of Motion ~ November/December 2017
Celebrating the New Year ~ January/February 2018
Leonid Gaidai ~ March/April 2018
"A Song About Paintings" ~ May/June 2018