Rapid & Effective Russian Learning with Charming Instructors
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Rapid & Effective Russian Learning with Charming Instructors

Reach conversational Russian fluency with gorgeous and talented Russian women
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Last updated 4/2016
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  • Speak basic Russian
  • No previous knowledge of Russian is required

Reach conversational Russian fluency with gorgeous and talented Russian women

Rapid & Effective Russian Instruction is an educational course of professionally produced video lessons. We create engaging lessons from scratch, then make them entertaining for our students with our beautiful Russian presenters.

 Why the Rapid & Effective Russian Instruction approach works better:

  • Our lessons are designed by a team of experienced linguists and educators for maximum utility.

Don’t waste time on unimportant bits and boring details. Hit the ground running with exactly what you need.

  • The videos are instructed by trained models, actresses, and performers who have perfected their pronunciation and delivery.

Keep focus and engagement high as you listen to these gorgeous women present Russian rules and vocabulary in a way that is impossible with traditional learning.

  • Your learning will be reinforced with exercises that get to the heart of the most useful elements of speaking Russian.

See for yourself how quickly you are progressing, and never miss an important principle.

  • Get live support and feedback from our in-house team of teachers for those areas where you still need help.

Use your new skills with real native speakers, and get your questions answered before they become issues.

Did you know?

Most Russian language programs are boring and repetitive. They don’t teach you the practical elements that will get you speaking as quickly as possible. Students lose interest and struggle with the complicated grammar rules and new vocabulary. We created Rapid & Effective Russian Instruction to solve this by creating lessons that give you only what you need right now, and nothing else to distract you.

And because Russian women are known for their beauty, learning directly from such stunning women is proven to increase attention and heighten your retention.

Get started on the fast and easy path to conversational fluency by learning with our Russian girls today.

Who this course is for:
  • This course is for you if you want to travel to Russian-speaking countries
  • This course is for you if you are looking for Russian friends
  • This course is for you if you are looking for a Russian girlfriend/boyfriend
  • This course is for you if you want to do business with Russians
  • This course is for you if you want to get more familiar with Russian culture
  • This course is NOT for you if you want to write official letters in Russian
  • This course is NOT for you if you want to read Russian literature in the original
Course content
Expand all 10 lectures 36:46
+ Basic speaking Russian
1 lecture 03:26

In the lesson # 1 you learn basic greetings in Russian with the help of our charming Valeria!

Press "play" to find out how to say hi, how are you and bye in Russian.

Preview 03:26

1 How would you greet someone in an informal way?

Здравствуйте (Zdravstvujte)

Пока (Poka)

Добрый день (Dobriy den’)

Привет (Privet)

2 How would you answer to the question: Как дела (Kak dela)?

Спасибо (Spasibo)

Пожалуйста (Pozaluysta)

Хорошо (Horosho)

Пока (Poka)

3 Translate ‘Morning’ into Russian:

День (Den’)

Утро (Utro)

Пока (Poka)

Вечер (Vecher)

4 To whom would you appeal with Ты (Ty):





5 Can you use Привет (Privet) in a formal way?



6 Type Bye in Russian: ____________

7 Translate the word Ночь into English:





8 Which of the phrase can be an answer to the question ‘How are you’ in Russian?

Как дела

До свидания



9 How can you say goodbye in Russian?

Пока (Poka)

Добрый день (Dobryj den')

До свидания (Do svidanija)

Хорошо (Horosho)

10 How would you answer this question – Как дела?

Добрый вечер

Спокойной ночи



Quiz #1
10 questions
+ Lesson 2
1 lecture 01:51

In the lesson # 2 we will take a look at basic words like “please” and “thank you” in Russian with the help of lovely Anastasia!

Press "play" to find out how to express your gratitude in Russian.

Preview 01:51

1 What does the word “совет” (“sovet”) mean:





2 Translate the phrase “You’re welcome” into Russian:

Спокойной ночи

Не за что

Спасибо Вам

Как дела

3 Can you use Спасибо (Spasibo) in a formal way?



4 Translate the question How are you? into Russian:

Как у тебя дела? (Kak y tebja dela)

Как у вас дела? (Kak y Vas dela)

Как тебя зовут? (Kak tebja zovut)

Как вас зовут? (Kak vas zovut)

5 The phrases “Please” and “You’re welcome” have the same translation in Russian:



6 Type the word Thank you in Russian: __________________

7 How would you thank somebody in a fancy way in Russian:

Здравствуй (Zdravstvuy)

Пожалуйста (Pozhalujsta)

Замечательно (Zamechatel’no)

Благодарю (Blagodarju)

8 Choose translation for Thank you in Russian:

Пожалуйста (Pozhalujsta)

Спасибо за помощь (Spasibo za pomoshh')

Благодарю (Blagodarju)

Не стоит благодарности (Nestoit blagodarnosti)

9 Type the word Please in Russian: ___________________

10 When you want to say thank you for several people at once which phrase you will use:

Спасибо тебе (Spasibo tebe)

Спасибо вам (Spasibo vam)

Благодарю (Blagodarju)

Спасибо за внимание (Spasibo za vnimanie)

Quiz #2
10 questions
+ Lesson 3
1 lecture 03:45

In the lesson #3 fabulous Maria will teach you basic words “please”, “sorry”, “may I”. She will also explain you how to use them and provide useful examples.

Press "play" to find out how to apologize, make request and ask for permission in Russian!

Preview 03:45

1  Which of these pairs of words is synonyms?

Пожалуйста (Pozhalujsta)/Можно (Mozhno)

Простите (Prostite)/Извини (Izvini)

Скажите (Skazhite)/Повторите (Povtorite)

Забыл (Zabyl)/ Знал (Znal)

2  Which word should you use to ask for permission?

Прости (Prosti)

Забыл (Zabyl)

Пожалуйста (Pozhalujsta)

Можно (Mozno)

3  To apologize in a formal way you say:

Простите (Prostite)

Извините (Izvinite)

Позвоните (Pozvonite)

Повторите (Povtorite)

4  Which is the correct translation of the phrase: I didn’t know?

Я не знал (Ya ne znal)

Я не забыл (Ya ne zabyl)

Я не позвонил (Ya ne pozvonil)

Я не повторил (Ya ne povtoril)

5  Is it correct to say Прости (Prosti) to a stranger?



6  Type Yes in Russian:


7  Type No in Russian:


8  How would you ask a permission to call?

Повторите, пожалуйста (Povtorite, pozhalujsta)

Извините, я забыл (Izvinite, ya zabyl)

Можете повторить (Mozhete povtorit’)

Можно позвонить (Mozhne pozvonit’)

9  What is the translation for the phrase “You’re welcome”:

Не за что (Ne za chto)

Пожалуйста (Pozhalujsta)

Можно (Mozhno)

Спасибо (Spasibo)

10  What does the phrase Повторите, пожалуйста mean?

Repeat, please

You are welcome

Call, please

Sorry, I didn’t know

Quiz #3
10 questions
+ Lesson 4
1 lecture 03:34

In the lesson #4 intelligent Polina shows you how to make questions in Russian. Only in 3 minutes you will be able to ask what’s going on, what’s your name, where is a city center and many others.

Press "play" and find out how to put questions in Russian!


1  Type the question “How are you” in Russian:


2  Choose the right translation for the question “What’s your name”:

Что вы хотите? (Cho vy hotite)

Что ты хочешь? (Cho ty hochesh’)

Как вас зовут? (Kak vas zovut)

Как тебя зовут? (Kak tebya zovut)

3  Which words are NOT questioning words:

Дело (Delo)

Что (Chto)

Где (Gde)

Сколько (Skol’ko)

4  Which questioning word would you use to ask for location:

Как (Kak)

Где (Gde)

Что (Chto)

Сколько (Skol’ko)

5  What is the correct translation for the question “Что это означает?”:

What do you do?

Where are you?

What do you want?

What does it mean?

6  Which word can you omit in the question “Где находится кафе” (Gde nahoditsa kafe) in Russian:




No word can be omitted

7  Is there difference between How many and How much in Russian:



8  Translate the question “Where are you”:

Где ты (Gde ty)

Где вы (Gde vy)

Как дела (Kak dela)

Что делаешь (Chto delaesh’)

9  Сколько тебе лет (Skol’ko tebe let) means:

How much does it cost?

How many tickets?

How old are you?

Where are you?

10  Translate the question Сколько раз ты смотришь это видео?:

How old are you?

What are you doing?

Where did you find this video?

How many times do you watch this video?

Quiz #4
11 questions
+ Lesson 5
1 lecture 02:23

1  How to ask someone to repeat in a formal way in Russian?

Объясните (Ob’jasnite)

Поймите (Pojmite)

Говорите (Govorite)

Повторите (Povtorite)

2  How to ask somebody if he/she understands you?

Ты меня слышишь? (Ty menya slishish)

Ты меня понимаешь? (Ty menya ponimaesh')

Вы меня слышите? (Vy menya slishite)

Вы меня понимаете? (Vy menya ponimaete)

3  Does the phrases “Я не понимаю” (Ya ne ponimayu)and “Я не понял” (Ya ne ponyal) mean the same?



4  How to ask somebody “What’s going on”?

В чем дело? (V chyom delo?)

Ты меня понимаешь? (Ty menya ponimaesh’?)

Что происходит? (Chto proishodit?)

Что ты хочешь? (Chto ty hochesh’?)

5  Translate the question “Do you understand me” into Russian:

Ты меня слышишь

Ты меня понимаешь

Вы мне слышите

Вы меня понимаете

6  How to ask someone to speak slower in Russian?

Говорите громче, пожалуйста (Govotire gromche, pozhalujsta)

Повторите медленнее, пожалуйста (Povtorite medlenee, pozhalujsta)

Говорите медленнее, пожалуйста (Govorite medlenee, pozhalujsta)

Повторите снова, пожалуйста (Povtorite snova, pozhalujsta)

7  Does the phrases “В чем дело?” and “Что происходит?” mean the same?



8  What does the word Неправильно (Nepravil’no)mean?





9  If you don’t understand somebody you say:

Я не понимаю Вас

Я не слышу тебя

Я имел ввиду другое

Я не понимаю это

10  How would you pronounce the phrase “Хорошая идея” in Russian:

Horoshaya idea

Haroshaya ideja

Horoshaa ideja

Horoshaya ideja

Quiz #5
9 questions

In the lesson #5 dainty Tatyana teaches how to make yourself understood. No more awkwardness when you don’t catch at once. You can always ask again. 

Press "play" and find out how to repeat/ask for explanation in Russian!

Making yourself understood.
+ Lesson 6
1 lecture 03:54

In the lesson #6 you will study with elegant Dasha phrases which you need for getting acquainted. Learn how to introduce yourself and ask counter questions. 

Press "play" and make new contacts with Russians! 

Getting acquainted.

1  What is your name? (Type two first words in Russian):


2  How to ask somebody where he/she is from?

Как тебя зовут? (Kak tebya zovut)

Откуда ты? (Otkuda ty)

Кем вы работаете? (Kem vy rabotaete)

Что вы делаете? (Chto vy delaete)

3  Which phrase should you use after introduction in Russian:

Спасибо, я знаю (Spasibo, ya znaju)

Приятно познакомиться (Priyatno poznakomit'sya)

Напишите, пожалуйста (Napishite, pozhalujsta)

Я рад помочь (Ya rad pomoch’)

4  The phrase “Я могу” (“Ya mogu”) can be used in both genders (male/female):



5  Choose the right translation for the question “What do you do for living”:

Что ты делаешь сегодня вечером?

Кем ты работаешь?

Что вы делаете завтра?

Чем ты занимаешься?

6  Translate the phrase “Я бизнесмен”:

I am a student

I am a worker

I am a writer

I am a businessman

7  Which of these phrases are in male form: 1) Да, я согласен; 2) Нет, я не согласна?

Only 1

Only 2



8  Type the word “Phone” in Russian:


9  What is the right translation for the word “Tomorrow”:

Завтра (Zavtra)

Планы (Plany)

Писатель (Pisatel’)

Вечер (Vecher)

10  How to ask someone to write down his/her email?

Напишите, пожалуйста (Napishite pozhalujsta)

Повторите, пожалуйста (Povtorite pozhalujsta)

Скажите, пожалуйста (Skazhite, pozhalujsta)

Помогите, пожалуйста (Pomogite, pozhalujsta)

Quiz #6
11 questions
+ Lesson 7
1 lecture 05:25

In the lesson #7 Karina will help you getting around the city. You won’t get lost anymore. 

Press "play" and find out how to repeat/ask for explanations in Russian!

In a city. Getting around the city.

1  Translate the phrase “Go right” into Russian:

Идите налево (Idite nalevo)

Идите обратно (Idite obratno)

Идите прямо (Idite pryamo)

Идите направо (Idite napravo)

Выход - вход” means “Entrance - exit”:



Which of these words do mean “street”?

Улица (Ulitsa)

Проспект (Prospekt)

Площадь (Ploshchad’)

Район (Rayon)

Which of these words are kinds of transport:





Is there difference in translation between words “Идите” (“Idite”) and “Поверните” (“Povernite”) in Russian:



Type the phrase “I don’t know” in Russian:


7  Choose the right translation for the following dialogue: - Как мне добраться до центра? - Сядьте на троллейбус №12.

How can I get to the main square? – Take bus #12.

Where is the city center? – Go by trolleybus #12.

How can I get to the center? – Take trolleybus #12.

Where is the bus to the city center? – Go to the stop #12.

8  Which of these pairs of words are antonyms?

День (den’) – ночь (noch’)

Близко (blizko) – далеко (daleko)

Автобус (abtobus) троллейбус (trolleybus)

Улица (ulitsa) проспект (prospekt)

Does the phrases “Я потерялся” (“Ya poteryalsya”) и “Я заблудился” (“Ya zabludilsya”) mean the same in Russian?



10  Choose the right translation for the phrase “Your stop name is str.Pushkina”:

Ваша остановка находится на ул. Пушкина

Твоя остановка рядом с ул. Пушкина

Ваш район находится рядом с ул. Пушкина

Твоя остановка называется ул. Пушкина

Quiz #7
10 questions
+ Lesson 8
1 lecture 03:41

In the lesson #8 Anastasia will help you to do shopping. You will show how to find a store, to say what you are looking for and you will learn names for basic items that you may need to purchase during your travel or living in Russian speaking environment. 

Press "play" and let’s do shopping in Russian!

In a store.

1  Type the word “store” in Russian:


2  Which of these words do NOT mean piece of clothing?

Рубашка (Rubashka)

Футболка (Futbolka)

Чемодан (Chemodan)

Шампунь (Shampun’)

3  Is there a mistake in the sentence: “Мне нужен книга” (“Mne nuzhen kniga”):



4  How to say you are looking for a toothpaste?

Мне нужен зубная паста (Mne nuzhnen zubnaya pasta)

Я ищу зубную пасту (Ya ishchu zubnuyu pastu)

Мне нужна зубная паста (Mne nuzhna zubnaya pasta)

Я ищу зонтик (Ya ishchu zontik)

5  Choose the correct translation for the sentence “Магазин находится на ул. Ленина” (“Magazin nahoditsya na ulitse Lenina”):

The store is near Lenina street

The store is located on Lenina avenue

The store is situated on Lenina street

The store is near Lenina avenue

6  Which of these items are shoes?

Футболка (Futbolka)

Кроссовки (Krossovki)

Джинсы (Dzhinsy)

Свитер (Sviter)

7  Which of these phrases are correct: “Мне нужна карта” (“Mne nuzhna karta”)and “Я ищу карта” (“Ya ishchu karta”)?





8  Choose the right translation for the phrase “Where can I buy shampoo?”:

Где я могу найти шампунь?

Где я могу купить книгу?

Где я могу найти книгу?

Где я могу найти книгу?

9  How to say “Рубашка” (“Rubashka”) in plural:

Рубашки (rubashki)

Рубашкы (rubashky)

Рубашку (rubashku)

Рубашке (rubashke)

10  Type the phrase “I need water” in Russian:


Quiz #8
10 questions
+ Lesson 9
1 lecture 03:29

In the lesson #9 you will learn numbers from 1 to 19 with Anastasia. You will practice the right pronunciation of them. Anastasia will show you an easy pattern to make numbers above ten. 
Press "play" and become confident in using Russian numbers in everyday situations. 

Preview 03:29

1  Type number 3 in Russian:


2  Choose number 8:

Семь (sem’)

Восемь (vosem’)

Девять (devyat’)

Шесть (shest’)

3  Type number 10 in Russian:


4  Which of these numbers are between 1 and 5:

Четыре (Chetyre)

Девять (Devyat’)

Пять (Pyat’)

Семь (Sem’)

5  Is this phrase correct “Четыре килограмм яблок”:



6  Which of these numbers pronounce as Devyat’:





7  Choose the right plural form for “Orange” in Russian:





8  Choose number 18:

Двенадцать (Dvenadtsat’)

Шестнадцать (Shestnadtsat’)

Тринадцать (Trinadtsat’)

Восемнадцать (Vosemnadtsat’)

9  Type number 15 in Russian:


10  Choose the correct translation for the phrase “11 kilograms of oranges”:

Одиннадцать килограмм апельсинов

Двенадцать килограмма яблок

Двенадцать килограмма апельсинов

Одиннадцать килограмма яблок

Quiz #9
10 questions
+ Lesson 10
1 lecture 05:18

In the lesson #10 you will go further and learn numbers till millions. Charismatic Melana will make it as simple as possible for you! You will become familiar with others patterns and till the end of the lesson you will be able to say any random number you wish.  

Press "play" and become more confident in using Russian numbers in everyday situations. 

Numbers from 20 to million.

1  Which suffix should you add to make tens?

-надцать (-nadtsat’)

-сят (-syat)

-десят (-desyat)

-сто (-sto)

2  Choose the correct translation for number 95:

Восемьдесят пять (vosemdesyat pyat’)

Пятьдесят девять (pyat’desyat devyat’)

Девяносто пять (devyanosto pyat’)

Сорок девять (sorok devyat’)

3  Type number 103:


4  Numbers 300 and 400 have following ending in Russian:

-от (-ot)

-та (-ta)

-ти (-ti)

-ят (-yat)

5  Choose number 7000:

Семь тысяча

Семь тысячей

Семь тысяч

Семь тысячи

6  How to ask how much do apples cost?

Сколько стоят яблоки

Сколько есть яблок

Сколько находится яблок

Сколько стоят яблоко

7  Type number 77:


8  Сhoose translation for 1 000 000:


Одна сотня

Один миллион


9  What number is it – Триста девяносто девять (Trista devyanosto devyat’):





10  What the word “год” (“god”) means?





Quiz #10
10 questions