Russian Language, Literature, and Culture

Sources for learning Russian

Easy Readers - Beginner to Intermediate

Text of Russian story with side by side English translation

Easy readers and other bilingual books can help you learn a language by pairing short readings in the language you're learning with English side by side. Try reading the text and if you get stuck, look at the translation.

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Online Literature

Finding Russian Fiction in Translation

Try these searches to find individual Russian novels, short stories, etc. in English translation. You can also search for a book by its title or author.

  • Russian fiction
  • Russian literature
  • Russian "short stories"
  • Russian poetry