My name is Valeria and I was born in USSR which relatively soon fell apart. The most of my life I spoke Russian and Russian only. But a few years back I got fascinated by learning languages, and this is how the story of this site starts.
I have been always learning on my own, and at some moment I noticed that the number of quality resources to learn Russian is considerably smaller than the number of sites dedicated to learning English, Spanish etc. So I decided to create my own site and after “первого блина комом”, as we say, Everyday Russian was born. I got very inspired by the response of the visitors and soon after created Learn Russian Step by Step. Очень по-русски, which you are browsing now, came up third.
Hobby transformed into a passion. Today I (with a little help of my friends) run five websites dedicated to learning Russian language, I called them Learn Russian 101 network.
I believe that the education should be free, this is why all of my sites are free for everyone willing to learn Russian. At the same time, creating the quality content and managing all the websites takes a lot of energy and time. If you like the site and share my views on education, feel free to support my work with a donation or visiting some of the sponsors the ads of which you see on the site.
Your comments, questions and suggestions are also very much appreciated. I love hearing the feedback from the readers, so please don’t hesitate to leave some. I hope you will find the site helpful. Good luck and happy learning! 🙂