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Supplementary materials for Russian

Can anyone recommend any supplementary materials for learning Russian? In particular, a grammar guide or workbook style manual?

I learn best when I have a concrete set of rules to go by (although I know there is a great deal of straight up memorization with the Russian language...). Also, I want to work at perfecting my handwritten Russian.

November 5, 2015

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https://www.duolingo.com/Berniebud

I recommend this, it's pretty extensive and sounds like what you're describing:

www.alphadictionary.com/rusgrammar

November 5, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/sara_scout

Ooooh, bookmarked! However, I am also looking for a physical book :)

November 5, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/geneven

The Penguin Russian course Is highly regarded and can be bought for cheap.

November 5, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/sara_scout

Yes! I will get that one. :)

November 6, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/Knoxienne

Cortina Method Conversational Russian in 20 Lessons (I think I have the 1977 version) is a book I'm using to supplement right now. It's great for sentence drills, and it has a huge section on grammar, and it also contains the written alphabet for handwriting instruction.

November 5, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/sara_scout

Holy crap that looks awesome. I'm going to buy it on Amazon tomorrow. I love vintage texts like this!!!

November 6, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/Knoxienne

Yes, those are the best. I have an old "Learn Serbo-Croatian" book which is falling apart, and I have to keep it in a ziplock bag! :)

November 6, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/Amazing-Fox

Hahaha xD I thought that you posted materials. I need too :/

November 5, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/sara_scout

Oops! Sorry for the misleading title! I should have ended it with a question mark. Luckily several people have responded with good suggestions!

November 6, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/sara_scout

Guys, I just thought I'd let you know I found one more good source, "English Grammar for Students of Russian: The Study Guide for Those Learning Russian". I used to have a French version of this and didn't know a Russian one existed. As someone who likes learning things from a grammatical standpoint, I'm pretty excited.

I've ordered the aforementioned text and the Cortina Method Conversational Method for now, and I'll spring for the Penguin Russian Course sometime soon.

November 6, 2015
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