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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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

  • 14 Jan 19

    Mommy, today I did a good deed!

    — Мамочка, сегодня я сделал доброе дело. — Какое же, Вовочка?
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  • 07 Jan 19

    Father with son in the museum

    Отец с маленьким сыном стоят в музее перед статуей Венеры...
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  • 31 Dec 18

    A patient came to the doctor

    Пришeл к врачу пациeнт и жалyeтся, что у нeго что-то болит мeжду лопаткaми. Доктop спрашивает: - Кyрите? - Нет. - Пьeте? - Тоже нeт.
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  • 24 Dec 18

    During military maneuvers...

    Во время военых манeвров объявлено, что моcт условно "взорван". Поставлeнный у моста часовой не пропускаeт по этой причинe через него пожилую женщину.
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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