Online Resources

Technical Support

  • Russian Keyboard Instructions explaing how to install the Cyrillic alphabet on both Macs and PCs. The site also includes instructions for installing the phonetic keyboard.
  • Lingvo Online provides Russian to English translation.

Art and Literature

  • Short Stories from famous authors, including Pushkin, Gogol, Tolstoy, and Blok in Russian. Each story has accompaning an glossary and audio file.
  • Art & Architecture from Russian, an overview and links to summaries about Moscow, St. Petersburg, Russian waterways, Lake Baikal, the Transiberian railroad and the arctic.
  • Images from Russian Fairy Tales browesable by artist and subject
  • The Hermitage Museum holds one of the greatest collections of art in all of Russian, located in St. Petersburg.


  • Pesnia (the Russian word for "song") is a web site that allows students to study the text of Russian songs. The collection of music in this site features the composers Glinka, Borodin, Balakirev, Rimskii-Korsakov, Kiui, Chaikovskii, and Rachmaninov. The texts of the songs are by poets such as Pushkin, Baratynsky, Nekrasov, Fet, and Lermontov. Pesnia was first developed in the early 1990's by Susan Hafer Richman from Informational Services and Russian Professor Thomas Hodge. The Pesnia software used Toolbook, a Windows-only application.
  • Beginning Russian Through Film a Cornell site featuring clips from many Russian films, their scripts, and necessary vocabulary.
  • Comprehensive grammar review by Dr. Robert Beard

Language Resources

  •'s list of Russian proverbs and their English equivalent
  • RussNet providing Russnet keyboard practice, Business Russian, a cultural map of Russia



Upcoming Events

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Contact Us

Russian Department
Founders Hall 416
Wellesley College
106 Central Street
Wellesley, MA 02481

Tel: 781.283.2418 
Fax: 781.283.3652

Adam Weiner
Department Chair