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. In case you would like to download all the audios at once, you can do it for a small amount of money to support the website. The package includes the PDFs of the transcription as well.

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

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.
Audio and transcript

Ежу понятно

Hello everybody. Today's episode of Very Much Russian podcast covers five informal and very informal Russian expressions. They are: с какого перепуга?, ежу понятно, терять совесть, каким макаром?, те же яйца, только в профиль. Listen to the audio, read the transcript, and watch your Russian reach the levels you never thought it can reach. :)
Audio and transcript

Курам на смех

Hello friends! In today's episode of Very Much Russian podcast you will learn a few widely used Russian idioms where chickens and crayfish play the first roles. Listen to the audio, follow the transcript, and I wish you a pleasant passtime! :)
Audio and transcript

С наступающими!

Hello friends! I'm using this last episode of this year to wish you Merry Christmas and Happy New Year! This episode is a bit different, it covers not only some useful Russian words and expressions but also a bit of Russian culture related to the upcoming holidays, modern Russian Christmas and New Year traditions. I hope you'll find it interesting, it's full of references and has a bonus in the end. :)
Audio and transcript

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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

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