What are some good Russian text books?
I am wondering what are some good Russian text books?
I dunno if this'll help you but you should check it out -http://www.fluentu.com/russian/blog/russian-textbooks/
Seems like a good list. I would not use Russian for Dummies, though. You are better off learning Cyrillic from the start. Transliteration from Cyrillic to Latin letters is not very accurate and seems like more of a distraction than a help to me. It does not take long to learn the Cyrillic alphabet. A lot of the letters are the same as ares or the same as the Greek letters, which are good to know anyway.
The New Penguin Russian Course is perfect for beginners and is especially useful with grammar.
Oh, my sister loves this writer: Fëdor Dostoevskij. She is reading his books: Униженные и оскорблённые, Братья Карамазовы, Идиот and Преступление и наказание, too.
In RU Wikisource: Russian Folk Tales:
Category of Russian Tales: