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Looking for Russian music, movies, vlogs, anything...

The best way to learn a language is by immersion, so I'm hoping that people here can recommend me Russian media. The best would be Russian movies or documentaries with English subtitles, but podcasts, radio channels, or music would be awesome as well.

Thanks in advance, and here's a song you might like, the title is ПОСЛЕДНЯЯ ОСЕНЬ, and it's from the band ДДТ: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=B6bPvsFUKms=PLF04801A091913BCB=1

November 17, 2015



My favorite russian music so far? https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=C9araNjU44A Hope you'll like it


I like the singer Valeri Meladze the most (he's Georgian, but sings in awesome Russian ;) ), and I always watch movies on http://www.imovies.ge/ , the site is Georgian, although, dubbing is in Russian or English. It has no subtitles though, but as I enjoy watching without subtitles it's okay for me. :) Hope this helped. Good luck!


YES, I second the vote for Valeriy Meladze...he is very easy to understand.


Maybe you will like Victor Tsoy's songs. It seems to me, that his lyrics are quite simple (Although, who knows? When you are a native speaker it is not so easy to estimate complexity of the text ). Here is the song "Кукушка" (Cuckoo) which I like very much:



Because I'm too lazy to repost everything, you could look at this thread for plenty of music suggestions of various types: https://www.duolingo.com/comment/11518863

For Russian cartoons with English subtitles, see this thread and the one linked from it: https://www.duolingo.com/comment/11527052


Great Russian bands: Kino, Nautilus Pompilius, Bi-2, Grazhdanskaya Oborona


Две из моих любымих песен :-)


Check out the movies "Брат" and "Брат 2" and "Бумер". Super awesome Russian gangster movies, I watch them all the time despite only being able to speak and understand very broken Russian.


Hi, I've just joined the group. This music is a great idea - thanks to all for the links. Poetry can be good also. I have an old Russian book of Krilov's Fables. They are a bit like Aesop's fables, and have a moral at the end. I have never typed in Russian before, so I thought it would be a good idea to practise by typing out some of the poems. Here is the first one, an amusing short tale of a monkey.


Мартышка к старости слаба глазами стала; А у людей она слыхала, Что это эло ещё не так большой руки: Лишь стоит завести Очки.

Очков с полдюжины себе она достала; Вертит Очками так и сяк: То к темю их прижмёт то их на хвост нанижет, То их понюхает, то их полижет; Очки не действуют никак. “Тьфу пропасть! — говорит она — и тот дурак, Кто слушает людских всех врак: Всё про Очки лихшь мне налгали; А проку на волос нет в них.” Мартишка тут с досады и с печали О камень так хватила их, Что только брызги засверкали. —— К несчастю, то ж бывает у людей: Как неполеза вещь, — цены не зная ей, Невежда про нее свой толк всё к худу клонит: А ежели невежда познатней, Тан он ее еще и гонит. И А Крыловб 1815


http://shkolazhizni.ru/podcast/ Here you can find articles in Russian about different topics. Every day an article with audio is published.


невеста, and самая самая by Егор Крид


I wish that tips like the ones in this comment were all collected together into one site. Yes, I have bookmarks, but I have too many of them and I probably won't remember these recommendations, which is too bad, because they're actually quite valuable.


Егор Крид - Невеста https://youtu.be/Jg3gwyoUrhE

Егор Крид - Самая Самая https://youtu.be/bFHak21e230

IOWA - Улыбайся https://youtu.be/p6BH7lIoEY0

Юлианна Караулова - Ты не такой https://youtu.be/LhcIoWDSvQU


If you don't mind a somewhat screamy, loud rock style, the band Dekabr has a vocalist who enunciates very clearly, so even as a beginner I find I am able to catch a lot of words and even if I don't understand, I would probably be able to write down most of what he's singing. The band's website offers their albums for download, and I have downloaded a couple of them without any problems.


(Note: I cannot promise that there aren't songs that could have bad lyrics. So far I haven't spotted any cursing or anything like that in the couple of albums I downloaded but in fairness I must say that, since my Russian is not THAT great.)


I don't mind screaming music at all. :P This sounds pretty good, thanks!


The site lyricstranslate.com often has youtube videos next to the lyrics. Here is the list of Russian songs translated into English: http://lyricstranslate.com/en/translations/40/328/none/none/none


from russian singers I mostly like noize mc (it's a modern singer). he's a russian rap singer: here is one of the best (for my opinion) his songs "Вселенная бесконечна": https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mCuB3o_rBe0 I also like his "Моё море", "Сам", "Выдыхай". In internet you can find the lyrics with translation.

about movies: "Легенда №17" - it's the movie about one of the greatest russian hockey player Валерий Харламов. It also affect the first game of супер серии СССР-Канада (don't know how it's exactly translated, hockey super series(?) USSR-Canada).

I also like comedy movies from "Квартет И", such as "День радио", "День выборов", "О чём говорят мужчины" etc., but those comedies have mostly text jokes, so if you are beginner it would be hard to understand the jokes.

And, of course, i recommend you to see the best russian(to be exactly they are done in USSR time) comedies, such as "Операция Ы и другие приключения Шурика", "Кавказская пленница", "Иван Васильевич меняет профессию". They were very famous in USSR, and they are still famous too.


Look up Соня Есьмен on YouTube she makes the best vlogs but she is a native Russian speaker, so I wouldn't recommend it unless you're confident in your Russian.


She was actually one of the first vloggers I found. Pretty cool to listen to. Also, I don't mind not understanding it: I'm mostly doing this to familiarize myself with the language.

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