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Russian History

Private and group lessons with professional native teachers

Your first lesson is free!

Course introduction

This course is intended for students from levels B2-C1. It is a short course in Russian history from ancient times to today, or might consist of certain periods of Russian history that especially interest the student.

The course comprises 30 hours but can be extended according to the wishes of students.

Course details

During the lessons students will use specialized resources and will become familiar with video materials featuring different periods in Russian history. Beyond this, the lessons will consolidate new lexical and grammatical material. Close attention will be paid to the development of the student’s speaking skills as historical events are discussed, analyzed and evaluated in lessons.

Class materials used:

  • Cochetti, S. Поговорим о России (Let’s talk about Russia). Milan, 2009;
  • Nosikova, N., Shcherbakova, O. История России от Рюрика до Андрея Боголюбского (The History of Russia from Rurik to Andrey Bogolyubsky). – Moscow: Flinta-Nauka, 1999;
  • The Cambridge History of Russia. Cambridge, 2006. (3 parts);
  • Video-lessons “Russian Empire: The Project of Leonid Parfionov” and “Namedni” (“Not long ago”).

Teachers of the course "Russian History"

Our online Russian school Russificate is made up of a collective of highly experienced Russian teachers who believe in using cutting edge technology to facilitate language learning. Our teachers strive to provide high quality yet affordable Russian lessons.

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    Ekaterina
    Speaks: English
    Ekaterina is an experienced Russian language teacher with a diploma in online tutoring. She has taught Russian at the Pushkin read CV
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    Viktoria
    Speaks: English, Finnish, French
    Viktoria is a professional tutor of Russian as a foreign language with 10 years’ experience in teaching students of different read CV
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    Yulia
    Speaks: English, French, German, Italian, Spanish
    Yulia has been offering Russian classes via Skype since 2005. In 2005-2013 she worked in the Spanish Embassy in Moscow, giving read CV
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    Svetlana
    Speaks: English, French, Spanish
    Svetlana is a professional Russian as a foreign language teacher with a great deal of experience and an educational background read CV
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    Alexandra
    Speaks: English, Italian
    Alexandra is a certified Russian language tutor with extensive teaching experience. She has been teaching Russian for more than 17 read CV
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    Mikhail
    Speaks: English, German
    Mikhail is a specialist with extensive experience in Russian language tutoring. He offers Russian individual and group lessons to a read CV

Testimonials of our students

Not convinced yet? Please have a look at the testimonials recorded by our students:

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Amalia Mouzou,
Greece

Yulia is a very good russian teacher! She is definitely my favourite Russian teacher. I've learnt so many things from her, not only grammar rules and new vocabulary and expressions in Russian but also she taught me how to appreciate the beauty of Russian language and culture!
If you really want to learn russian, she is the best russian tutor choice: you will all love the way she teaches, you will all love her as a tutor and as a person too!

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Francesco,
Italy

As a professional translator I always try to keep my knowledge of foreign languages up to date. As for Russian, I was immediately enthusiastic when I discovered Yulia's website, so full of useful resources. Now, after only a few Russian online classes with her through Skype, I already notice great improvements and an even better command of the language. I can highly recommend Yulia to anyone wanting to learn Russian or practice it at any level: she is a fully qualified teacher and her teaching standards and methods are excellent.

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Carlo,
Italy

Six months ago I had been studying Russian at University for 2 years. My level was already fairly good, but I had several shortcomings, especially with regard to speaking. Even if I knew I had a relatively good understanding of grammar and good pronunciation, until then I had had very few opportunities to speak Russian. I also have always had difficulty learning new words, and the fact of having very few opportunities to practice the language certainly did not help. Although the university had given me a good base, I realized that was not enough, so I turned to Russificate.

Six months ago I met my new Russificate teacher, Julia Sutuginiene . Since then, thanks to her, I have made tremendous progress. The first results were already visible after the first few lessons.

I do not know where to begin to list the qualities that I liked about Julia and her method. Probably my words will be few and won't do justice to the great experience I have had. Julia's lessons are never predictable or monotonous and all the time is exploited in full. Everything seems natural and sometimes even easy, yet it is clear that behind all this there is the teaching method, a thorough preparation of each part of the lesson, and last but not least, passion.

Julia uses films as part of her lectures: each lesson was built on a movie episode of 5-10 minutes. In my opinion, it is a revolutionary method because, in this way, the student has a point of reference that goes beyond simple notions of grammar and vocabulary found in books. This way, you have the chance to hear and practice the authentic, real language that Russians use in their everyday life.

Thanks to our work with the films and the continuous conversation practice I had with Julia - always and only in Russian - my active mastery of the language has improved a lot. I felt as if every week I did a "full immersion " into the Russian language and culture, and even if the lesson lasted only 90 minutes, I preserved my knowledge for another week until the next lesson.

Julia always tries to meet your needs in any possible way and you will not ever be disappointed . She is able to quickly understand what your limitations are and to organize her work in order to try to overcome them. With a difficult language like Russian the risk of being bored is very high, but in 6 months of lessons, I have never been bored! On the contrary, Julia has maintains her enthusiasm and now my passion for the Russian language and culture is more alive than ever.

Even though I still have much to learn, with Julia Sutuginiene I achieved the results that 6 months ago were unthinkable: no other teacher has ever managed to make me learn so much in so little time!

The best Russian teacher I've ever had.
VOTE: A+.

Prices for the course "Russian History"

Private lessons

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30-minute lessons 10 € 95 €
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170 €
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45-minute lessons 14 € 135 €
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250 €
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60-minute lessons 18 € 175 €
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330 €
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90-minute lessons 25 € 245 €
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470 €
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Group lessons

Lesson duration 1 lesson 10 lessons
45-minute lessons 6 € 55 €
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60-minute lessons 7 € 65 €
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90-minute lessons 10 € 95 €
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Lessons start from 5.5 €!

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