Uchites

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.

Uchites 12
Uchites 12

Great Patriotic War ~ May/June 2011

Uchites 12 - Audio
Uchites 12 - Audio

Rimma Kazakova poem

Uchites 13
Uchites 13

Dovlatov ~ Sep/Oct 2011

Uchites 14
Uchites 14

Amphibian Man ~ Nov/Dec 2011

Uchites 14 - Audio
Uchites 14 - Audio

Amphibian Man

Uchites 15
Uchites 15

Sochi Olympics ~ Jan/Feb 2012

Uchites 15 - Audio
Uchites 15 - Audio

Sochi 2012

Uchites 15 - Audio2
Uchites 15 - Audio2

Sochi 2012 (language learning)

Uchites 16
Uchites 16

Kornei Chukovsky ~ Mar/Apr 2012

Uchites 17
Uchites 17

Victor Tsoy ~ May/June 2012

Uchites 17 - Video
Uchites 17 - Video

Watch and listen to the interview on YouTube

Uchites 17 - Video2
Uchites 17 - Video2

Watch and listen to "When Your Girlfriend Was Sick"

Uchites 18
Uchites 18

Catherine the Great ~ July/Aug 2012

Uchites 18 - Audio
Uchites 18 - Audio

Catherine the Great

Uchites 19
Uchites 19

Aquarium ~ Sep/Oct 2012

Uchites 20
Uchites 20

Baikonur ~ Nov/Dec 2012

Uchites 21
Uchites 21

Circassian Tales ~ Jan/Feb 2013

Uchites 21 - Audio
Uchites 21 - Audio

Old Fable

Uchites 21 - Audio2
Uchites 21 - Audio2

Man and Tiger

Uchites 22
Uchites 22

Kamchatka ~ Mar/Apr 2013

 

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