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 40
Uchites 40

Russian Riddles ~ September/October 2016

Uchites 41
Uchites 41

The Three Bears ~ November/December 2016

Uchites 42
Uchites 42

Maslenitsa ~ January/February 2017

Uchites 43
Uchites 43

Russian Names ~ March/April 2017

Uchites 44
Uchites 44

Vladimir Vysotsky: "I do not Love" ~ May/June 2017

July 1, 2017
Uchites 45
Uchites 45

Vladimir Mayakovsky, "Good and Bad"

September 1, 2017
Uchites 46
Uchites 46

Konstantin Ushinsky: "Four Wishes" 

November 1, 2017
Uchites 47
Uchites 47

Verbs of Motion 

Uchites 48
Uchites 48

Celebrating the New Year ~ January/February 2018

Uchites 49
Uchites 49

Leonid Gaidai ~ March/April 2018

Uchites 50
Uchites 50

"A Song About Paintings" ~ May/June 2018

Uchites 51 (Jul/Aug 2018)
Uchites 51 (Jul/Aug 2018)

Proverbs and Sayings

Uchites 52 (Sep/Oct 2018)
Uchites 52 (Sep/Oct 2018)

The difficulty of translating common idioms.

Uchites 53 (Nov/Dec 2018)
Uchites 53 (Nov/Dec 2018)

The incomparable Eduard Uspensky

Uchites 54 (Jan/Feb 2019)
Uchites 54 (Jan/Feb 2019)

Jan/Feb 2019 - Love and Separation

Uchites 55 (Mar/Apr 2019)
Uchites 55 (Mar/Apr 2019)

 

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