Russian podcast

The audio of the podcast is recorded by a native Russian speaker at a normal conversational speed. Every episode comes with a full transcription in Russian with stress marks and translation in English, available for free. Every audio file can be downloaded if you want to have it offline.

Russian vocabulary

The words and expressions discussed in each episode are listed in the end of it and added to the Modern conversational Russian dictionary.

You can search through all the words and expressions explained in the podcast and find the exact episode where the expression is explained.

Latest podcast episodes

Russian humor - What do Russians laugh about?

Today's podcast is unusually long. It's dedicated to the Russian humor. This time I'll tell you about the humor that I grew up on and had the pleasure to observe during my life. The episode includes a lot of Russian jokes and anecdotes, as well as the links to the Russian comedies and comedy shows. Hope you enjoy it!
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Жаба душит

This episode of Very Much Russian podcast is dedicated to greed and stinginess. You will learn the expression "жаба душит", a Russian proverb about stinginess, and a few other useful words.
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Сто лет в обед

This episode is entirely dedicated to the popular Russian expressions describing old things and people, namely: сто лет в обед, песок сыпется, анекдот с бородой.
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Сопли в сахаре

Hi everybody. In today's episode we are looking at a few Russian expressions that you can hardly find in the dictionaries. Some of them are brought to us by a contemporary politician, others by a famous Soviet actress. All of them are quite funny and will definitely enrich your conversational Russian vocabulary.
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Russian jokes and anecdotes

Subscribe to "Russian Joke of the Week" and enjoy a new Russian joke or two in your inbox every Monday! Every joke comes with stress marks, translation to English, a cultural or linguistic explanation, if needed, and an audio file recorded by a native Russian speaker.

Recent jokes and anecdotes

  • 15 Oct 18

    USSR, dictation in school

    СССР. Диктант в школе. Учительница читает: Вороне где-то бог послал кусочек сыра...
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  • 08 Oct 18

    Cat stayed alone without food

    Одного гражданина начальство отправило в срочную командировку. Сорвался он сразу с рабочего места, и только в самолете вспомнил – «Блин! Так у меня же дома кот заперт!»
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  • 01 Oct 18

    The maid told me...

    Подбегает дочь к папе и говорит: — Папа, папа, давай уедем с этого дома. — Почему? — Мне служанка сказала, что тут водятся призраки....
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  • 24 Sep 18

    A man in the toilet

    Сидит мужик в туалете, тужится, тужится... Мимо проходит жена и случайно выключает свет в туалете. Мужик как закричит: - Ааааа! ...
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Offline version of the podcast

"Very Much Russian" is much than just a Russian podcast. It belongs to a group of five Russian learning websites that offer a great variety of grammar lessons, texts with audio, tests and other activities to help you learn and practice the Russian language absolutely for free.

To support the continuous development and maintainance of our sites, we have put together an offline package of the podcast that includes audios and PDFs.

If you appreciate our work, please support us by donating. You can either choose "Donate and download" or just donate. Your support is much appreciated. Thank you.

Modern conversational Russian dictionary

Learn Russian slang words and colloquial expressions, idioms, provebrs, famous Russian movie quotes, as well as swearings, insults and Russian Mat with the modern conversational Russian dictionary. Every term has a link to the podcast episode where it's explained in details.

Russian Vocabulary