Check to see if you know the names of these Russian holidays.
Match the Russian holidays to the dates when they are celebrated.
Use these interactive flashcards to learn and practice the Unit Vocabulary. Use all the different modes (Flashcards, Match, Gravity, Text, etc.) both to memorize the words and to test yourself.
Review the rules for forming time of the day constructions.
Practice telling time of the hour with this exercise that features audio.
Practice using correct forms of dates and months to tell when holidays are celebrated.
Practice conjugating the verbs featured in the unit.
Review the rules for forming conditional and hypothetical constructions.
Check you reading comprehension by filling in the gaps in this dialogue.
Read this text about Russian holidays and check your comprehension.
Listen to this girl talking about how International Women’s Day is celebrated.
This talk is about Russian Easter.
This girl talks about Maslenitsa, the Russian Butter Week Celebration, celebrated before the start of the Great Lent.
Read about a very peculiar Russian holiday, Старый Новый Год/ Old New Year.
Read more about День знаний/ Day of Knowledge.
Watch this excerpt from the cartoon «Новогдняя сказка»/ “New Year’s Fairy Tale,” featuring a popular song about the Christmas tree.
Watch this video featuring another popular New Year song, and pay attention to the script, translation, and grammar notes.
Watch the Russian cartoon “The Nutcracker“/ «Щелкунчик», one of the world’s most popular Christmas stories, based on the famous ballet by Russian composer Peter Tchaikovsky.
Watch this cartoon «Ишь ты, Масленица» about the Butter Week (Maslenitsa).
Watch this video where Russian people explain what is International Women’s Day / Восьмое марта.
Watch this video to find out why Russians celebrate Victory Day.
Дискотека Авария – «Новый год»
Корни – «С Новым годом, люди»
Валерий Меладзе – «Ночь накануне рождества»
Корни – «С днем рождения, Вика»
Дима Билан – «Поздравляю»
Songs featuring hypothetical mood:
Монеточка – «Каждый раз»
Земфира – «Если бы»
Library Resources (on reserve for 1st and 2nd year Russian)
Reciprocal Pronoun ДРУГ ДРУГА: Introductory Russian Grammar pages 203-204 (rules and drills to practice).
Holiday Vocabulary: Oxford Picture Dictionary pages 239-240.
Holidays in Russia: The Russian’s World pages 251-268.