Useful Links

This page contains links to various web sites which have proven to be interesting, useful, perhaps even invaluable. Each link is followed by a brief description, comment, or suggestion.

Link Collections and Search Engines

http://www.websher.net/inx/icdefault1.htm Sher's Russian Index - by far the largest collection of well-organized links.
http://www.rambler.ru/ Rambler - one of the best Russian search engines.
http://www.yandex.ru/ Yandex - another one of the best Russian search engines.

Language Links


A portal leading to many valuable dictionaries and other reference works. On the upper right corner of the home page, it is easy to look up a word in ten or more dictionaries.


Provides a word's morphology and accent.

Literature, Culture, People

http://www.bards.ru/ Bards.ru - a huge archive of downloadable music files; Vysotsky, Okudzhava, Galich, many, many more.


Site from Carleton College devoted to the film director Sergei Eisenstein.
http://www.film.ru/sk-news/article.asp?ID=437 Film.ru - portal to the Russian Union of Cinematographers.
http://www.klassika.ru/ Klassika.ru - Electronic Library of Classical Literature; poetry and prose with popularity ratings.
http://lib.ru/ Lib.ru - Maksim Moshkow's library of Russian literature in digital form.
http://www.museum.ru/pushkin/ Pushkin Museum in Moscow.
https://www.filmdoo.com/distributor/ruscico Ruscico - Russian Cinema Council. Keeps track of the remastering and publication of classics of Russian cinema.
http://feb-web.ru/index.htm Russian Literature and Folklore. A great site.
http://www.ruthenia.ru/sovlit/ind_pipl.html SovLit - Soviet Literature: Texts, Bibliography, Research. Prof. Galushkin in Moscow.

News, Politics, Current Events

http://www.gazeta.ru/ Gazeta.ru - A popular news site.
http://lenta.ru/oddly/ Lenta.ru - Latest news from the Rambler Media Group.
http://www.polit.ru/news/index.html Polit.ru - breaking news as it unfolds.
http://www.vesti.ru/ Vesti.ru - news, lots of video and photos.



Tolkien.ru - for Russian Tolkien devotees. Chat rooms, discussions, links.