5 Minute Russian

Sinopse

Get more fluent daily with 5 minute Russian! Spend 5 minutes of your time and immerse yourself into Russian, sharpen your listening skills and improve your conversational proficiency.Learn while doing other activities!There are 2 types of ressources here : - "Russia in my pocket" - an audio-story organized into small entertaining dialogues which immerses you in real-life situations and serves you a bunch of practical Russian vocab (beginner to intermediate level).- and 5 to 7 minute theme-related podcasts that'll help you to better navigate the Russian cultural jungle (Intermediate to advanced level).Ready for your Russian adventure? Here we go!*All podcasts and dialogues are in Russian.

Episódios

  • /Russia in my pocket/ Meeting new colleagues.

    /Russia in my pocket/ Meeting new colleagues.

    28/04/2019 Duração: 02min

    The main character of a fiction audio story Russia in my pocket Marc, is a young French man who’s coming to Russia to work but also in search of his Russian roots. Alexandra, Marc's boss, introduces Marc to his colleagues.  It's a real challenge to work in such a professional team! Follow Marc’s adventures and become more fluent every day!

  • /Russia in my pocket/ In the office.

    /Russia in my pocket/ In the office.

    21/04/2019 Duração: 03min

    The main character of a fiction audio story Russia in my pocket Marc, is a young French man who’s coming to Russia to work but also in search of his Russian roots. This is Marc's first working day in Sberbank Russia. He meets his boss who shares her expectations with him. He's eager to meet his colleagues too. Follow Marc’s adventures and become more fluent every day!

  • /Russia in my pocket/ First day in the bank.

    /Russia in my pocket/ First day in the bank.

    14/04/2019 Duração: 01min

    The main character of a fiction audio story Russia in my pocket Marc, is a young French man who’s coming to Russia to work but also in search of his Russian roots. Marc's arrived to the bank, he needs a badge to pass through security control. Good luck with this first working day ! Follow Marc’s adventures and become more fluent every day!    

  • Public transport. What verbs to use?

    Public transport. What verbs to use?

    09/04/2019 Duração: 08min

    In this podcast you'll revise the verbs of movement "идти-ходить, ехать - ездить", check different means of public transport and learn the difference between tricky verbs "садиться- сесть и сидеть" Go to https://www.5minuterussian.com/public-transport-verbs/ and get the most of it!  BEFORE listening : +check KeyVocab of the episode to make your understanding easier (with English translation!) WHILE listening : + work with interactive transcript to follow 100% of what I’m saying AFTER listening : + do a quiz to check your understanding. + download PDF with the transcript to take away Get fluent in only 5 minutes a day! 

  • Stiliagi - first Russian hipsters

    Stiliagi - first Russian hipsters

    08/04/2019 Duração: 05min

    Today we’re talking about the first Soviet underground subculture - stiliagi (hipsters) who, back in the 50’s wage a cultural battle against Soviet conformity.   Go to https://www.5minuterussian.com/hipsters/ and get the most of it!  BEFORE listening : +check KeyVocab of the episode to make your understanding easier (with English translation!) WHILE listening : + work with interactive transcript to follow 100% of what I’m saying AFTER listening : + do a quiz to check your understanding. + download PDF with the transcript to take away Get fluent in only 5 minutes a day!   

  • April Fools day in Russia

    April Fool's day in Russia

    01/04/2019 Duração: 05min

    In this podcast we discuss funny pranks ideas and share our best (and worst!) prank experiences  Go to https://www.5minuterussian.com/april-fool-s-day-in-russia/ and get the most of it!  BEFORE listening : +check KeyVocab of the episode to make your understanding easier (with English translation!) WHILE listening : + work with interactive transcript to follow 100% of what I’m saying AFTER listening : + do a quiz to check your understanding. + download PDF with the transcript to take away Get fluent in only 5 minutes a day! !

  • What should you know about Worldcup in Russia?

    What should you know about Worldcup in Russia?

    26/03/2019 Duração: 06min

    Travelling  to Russia for the World Cup? Going there as a tourist ? Listen to our new podcast and learn practical tourist vocab and revise Genetive case with numbers! Go to https://www.5minuterussian.com/world-cup-in-russia-2018/ and get the most of it!  BEFORE listening : +check KeyVocab of the episode to make your understanding easier (with English translation!) WHILE listening : + work with interactive transcript to follow 100% of what I’m saying AFTER listening : + do a quiz to check your understanding. + download PDF with the transcript to take away Get fluent in only 5 minutes a day! ! and get the most of it!  BEFORE listening : +check KeyVocab of the episode to make your understanding easier (with English translation!) WHILE listening : + work with interactive transcript to follow 100% of what I’m saying AFTER listening : + do a quiz to check your understanding. + download PDF with the transcript to take away Get fluent in only 5 minutes a day! !

  • Marc Shagall : between heaven and earth.

    Marc Shagall : between heaven and earth.

    18/03/2019 Duração: 05min

    In this podcast Natasha and I discuss one of the most recognizable painter of  20th century: Marc Shagall. You'll find out some intersting facts about his life, work and art work.

  • International Women Day : Russia vs France

    International Women Day : Russia vs France

    04/03/2019 Duração: 07min

    Internation Women rights Day - is it a relevant name for this holiday in Russia? How do they celebrate it there? What do women expect from this day in general and from men particularly? Is it the same thing in France? You'll get the answers from this podcast and learn some useful vocab to be able to talk about women rights. Go to https://www.5minuterussian.com/women-day-france-vs-russia/ and get the most of it!  BEFORE listening : +check KeyVocab of the episode to make your understanding easier (with English translation!) WHILE listening : + work with interactive transcript to follow 100% of what I’m saying AFTER listening : + do a quiz to check your understanding. + download PDF with the transcript to take away Get fluent in only 5 minutes a day! !

  • /Russia in my pocket/ Currency exchange.

    /Russia in my pocket/ Currency exchange.

    25/02/2019 Duração: 01min

    The main character of a fiction audio story Russia in my pocket Marc, is a young French man who’s coming to Russia to work but also in search of his Russian roots. In this Episode 17 Marc's looking for a currency exchange and wants to change 100 euros. Will his bank note be accepted? Follow Marc’s adventures and become more fluent every day!

  • Life of rock musicians in the USSR.

    Life of rock musicians in the USSR.

    18/02/2019 Duração: 06min

    Could you be a rock star in the USSR? Check that by listening to my new podcast on the life of Soviet rock musicians. Spoiler : You'll learn the names of the most important Soviet rock musicians and bands, discover how they lived and worked and find out the difference between western and Russian rock.

  • /Russia in my pocket/ Walk in the center of Moscow.

    /Russia in my pocket/ Walk in the center of Moscow.

    04/02/2019 Duração: 02min

    The main character of a fiction audio story Russia in my pocket Marc, is a young French man who’s coming to Russia to work but also in search of his Russian roots. In this Episode 16 Marc's walking around festive Moscow driven by delicious food and drinks smells. It's cold, he wants to buy some hot wine but he doesn't have cash. Will he be able to pay with his credit card? Follow Marc’s adventures and become more fluent every day!

  • A queue as a part of Russian mentality. (ep.3)

    A queue as a part of Russian mentality. (ep.3)

    28/01/2019 Duração: 03min

    This is the third episode in series about queue standing in Russia as a part of Russian mentality. You can listen to the first episode here and to the second here In this Episode 3 I asked my mom to tell about her experience with queues in her childhood and youth. You'll find out what kind of stock people used to have in their homes, what virtual lines were for and how she exploited me (!) when I was small.

  • /Russia in my pocket/Where to go in the city center?

    /Russia in my pocket/Where to go in the city center?

    17/12/2018 Duração: 02min

    The main character of a fiction audio story Russia in my pocket Marc, is a young French man who’s coming to Russia to work but also in search of his Russian roots. In this Episode 15 Marc decides to go for a walk after a rich breakfast buffet. He goes to the reception and asks to recommend him something to see in the very center of Moscow. Follow Marc’s adventures and become more fluent every day!

  • /Russia in my pocket/ Breakfast in Metropol.

    /Russia in my pocket/ Breakfast in Metropol.

    07/12/2018 Duração: 02min

    The main character of a fiction audio story Russia in my pocket Marc, is a young French man who’s coming to Russia to work but also in search of his Russian roots. It's Sunday morning. Marc wakes up late because of time difference and goes to the hotel restaurant to have breakfast. Will he enjoy it? Follow Marc’s adventures and become more fluent every day!

  • A queue as a part of Russian mentality. (ep.2)

    A queue as a part of Russian mentality. (ep.2)

    03/12/2018 Duração: 05min

    Have you ever complained about how long you had to wait in a queue? Listen to this new episode of 5 Minute Russian and see whether you don’t have it as bad as you think. This is a second episode in the series of podcasts on queue standing as a part of Russian mentality. You can listen to the first episode here In this episode of Natasha and I talk about queues, food and goods shortages and tell a couple of Soviet jokes of that time.

  • /Russia in my pocket/ In the hotel room.

    /Russia in my pocket/ In the hotel room.

    29/11/2018 Duração: 02min

    The main character of a fiction audio story Russia in my pocket Marc, is a young French man who’s coming to Russia to work but also in search of his Russian roots. Marc goes up to his hotel room. Is there anything he needs? Follow Marc’s adventures and become more fluent every day! Go to

  • Do you speak football?

    Do you speak football?

    26/11/2018 Duração: 07min

    If you're a football fan, this podcast is for you! Natasha and I talk football. Let’s get into the game and learn some useful vocab related to it. Good news – Russian has adopted many words from English, especially in sports. Go to https://www.therussianbee.com/5-minute-russian/do-you-speak-football/ and get the the most of it! BEFORE listening : check KeyVocab of the episode to make your understanding easier (with English translation!), work with interactive transcript to follow 100% of what I’m saying, download PDF with the transcript to take away and AFTER do a quiz . Get fluent in only 5 minutes a day!

  • /Russia in my pocket/ Hotel check-in.

    /Russia in my pocket/ Hotel check-in.

    22/11/2018 Duração: 02min

    The main character of a fiction audio story Russia in my pocket Marc, is a young French man who’s coming to Russia to work but also in search of his Russian roots. Follow Marc’s adventures and become more fluent every day! Marc's arrived to Metropol , he goes to the reception desk and gets all the necessary information about his room and hotel's functioning. Listen to the new episode and learn the vocabulary related to this topic. Boost your Russian with The Russian Bee !

  • A queue as a part of Russian mentality. (ep.1)

    A queue as a part of Russian mentality. (ep.1)

    19/11/2018 Duração: 06min

    Queue-standing is in Russians blood. In the USSR it was an important part of life, it was almost a sport, an activity in itself. In this episode of 5 Minute Russian you're going to listen to an interview with a 85-year old Russian lady who's lived in Moscow her entire life and who remembers well queues and queue standing in her childhood and adulthood.

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