I have created this site to help students of Russian to read and understand original short stories and build their vocabulary and reading skills.
How does it work?

✿  First go to the top of this page and select a story in Level 1 (Intermediate) Level 2 (Intermediate Advanced) or Level 3 (Advanced).
Read a segment in Russian and English (I tried to stay as close to the structure of the sentence as possible. Keep in mind, Russians invert sentences quite often, so my translation might look a bit awkward 😉
Listen to the recording a few times, matching it to the written words.
✿ Read a whole segment out loud paying close attention to pronunciation and intonation. Try to imitate the reader! 

I hope this will help you in your studies. Enjoy reading and learning!
If you are a Beginner and are just starting to learn, try some suggestions on my Resources page and then come back here to learn more!


Your donation will help me maintain the site ad-free and available to all.
Thank you for your support since 2015!

44 thoughts on “Здравствуйте

      1. Done little paymenttime ago. Keep your page in favorites and wish to read more and more. Very useful and well done


  1. Вольшое спасибо Елена, очень полезный сайт! А я заметил маленькую проблему в “Слон”. Когда я слушал рассказ на Саундклауде, я узнал что часть 7 повторится, так что у нас нет восьмого. В любом случае, не серёзно – мне кажется это легко починить!


  2. Amazing website. For learning the language and also to get a little glimpse at Russian literature. And a huge thanks for going even further with these tails and making the vocabulary even easier for beginners. Greetings from Uruguay


  3. Do you have an offline version? I sometimes have problems with SoundCloud and it would be nice to have a zip file with all the stories and recordings.


      1. Очень полезно для студентов,который изучать русский язык.Большое спасибо!


  4. я не говорю по русский но когда нивуд я буду. спасибо для это короткые сказки


  5. I’m currently a financially struggling student😅😆, but this is an absolutely amazing sight and I’ll make sure to send a big donation when I start working🤞🏾. This is invaluable. Огромное спасибо!!


  6. Понравился ваш сайт. Подскажите, куда отправлять найденные описки? Вот обнаружил в рассказе “Слон”: “In parting, the main doctors says loudly,”


  7. Finally I found best helpful stories. They all have sounds and english versions. Thank you so much for doing that. I’m so glad that I found out this website. Loves from Turkey❤️


  8. Your site is amazing!
    I stumbled on it just today and I already love it!
    Your voice when you read the stories is adorable!
    And translations are really helpful and very well done.

    Thanks a lot Elena!

    Sergio from Montréal, Canada.


  9. I felt happy donating to your wonderful site.
    You deserve it!
    As a beginner, I am sure your site will help me a lot to improve my knowledge of Russian.
    Thanks again, dear Elena!



  10. Я люблю ваши рассказы, и они помогают мне с русским языком. большое вам спасибо, счастливого Рождества и счастливого Нового года. Я сделал пожертвование на ваш сайт.


  11. Большое спасибо! Мне нравится ваш сайт. Это поможет мне выучить русский! Я пожертвовал на ваши усилия-Счастливого Рождества и счастливого Нового года!


  12. спасибо…
    This is really helpful to people that has limited sources to learn Russian language. I really appreciate your efforts to work on this website.

    You have done a really good deeds.


  13. It’s being great to learn Russian and with this beautiful histories is really much better! Большое спасибо!


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