5 Best YouTube Channels for Russian Language Learners

Posted on October 2nd, 2011

Learn Russian on YouTubeDon’t you find it easier to learn by watching and listening to the videos in Russian? As you know, I’m working on recording and posting more videos to FunRussian’s YouTube Channel, in the meantime I would like to share links to a few Russian YouTube Channels that are great resources to help you to improve your Russian skills.

Learn Russian on BBC

As you already know, there are a lot of free resources for Russian language learners on BBC. If you are not familiar with Languages on BBC web-site you can read my article Free Resources for Russian Learners on the BBC Web-site.

BBC is one of the greatest resources to learn Russian language and here is why:

•    You can watch and listen to world news in Russian
•    The videos are only a few minutes long and are very easy to follow
•    The videos are usually posted on fun and interested topics that will most definitely captivate your attention. A good example of this is the video was produced by a KVN team as a parody of the video of the Russian President Dmitry Medvedev dancing at a party:

If you haven’t seen the videos of Dmitry Medvedev dancing yet, you can watch them here and here

Mosfilm on YouTube

If you enjoy watching movies in Russian – you will love Mosfilm’s Youtube Channel. “Мосфильм” (Mosfilm) is the biggest and the oldest Russian film studio that has produced over 3,000 movies. Now, Mosfilm made it all the way to YouTube, which means that now you can watch your favourite Russian movies online for free!
A couple of my favourites:

Both movies consist of two series. Please make sure to watch the second part by picking the video from the right side bar on Mosfilm’s Youtube Channel.

Russian Orthodox Church on Youtube

If you are Russian Orthodox or are simply interested in the Russian religion and culture, you can watch the videos on the Russian Orthodox Church YouTube Channel.
The channel was launched in 2010 in attempt to reach younger audience. Patriarch Kirill said that  YouTube is an important part of the lives of hundred millions of people and that “it is very important that the church representation is now appearing on this system [YouTube]”.

Watch the welcoming video by Patriarch Kirill.

Russian President on YouTube

Another channel that you might be interested in is Russian President’s YouTube Channel.  The channel covers a wide variety of topics: latest news, press-conferences, interviews with Dmitry Medvedev and much more. If you are into politics – following Kremlin’s Youtube channel, it’s a great way to stay updated on the latest happenings in Russia while at the same time improving your Russian vocabulary.

Russian Music on YouTube

Whether you are a fun of Russian music or you just like watching pretty Russian girls dancing in sexy outfits – Ello –  is the channel for you! Ello is – № 1 Русская Музыкальная Сеть (number 1 official Russian music channel). Some of my favourites here would be:

About the benefits of learning Russian by listening to Russian songs read my article – “Learn Russian by Singing Songs”

And of course, don’t forget to visit FunRussian’s YouTube channel! This is the best resource to help you to learn and practice new Russian vocabulary, slang and Russian idioms! :)

I would like to hear from you!  What video resources do you like to watch in Russian?

Good luck!

Viktoria.

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