Finished my Russian tree!
After 265 days of doing some form of Russian practice, I've finally reached the end of the tree! It's pretty cool to think of how much progress I've made over all these days. My favorite word from the course is probably международный because it's the first word of considerable length that I was able to spell and say.
I definitely plan on continuing with Russian and do a reverse tree. If anyone knows of any alternative resources to better my knowledge of the language, feel free to share some with me.
Большое спасибо to the course admins for answering all my questions as I went along, and to Duolingo itself for all those incessant reminders and notifications!
I wouldn't call it lame. I'm subscribed to Peppa Pig in several languages on YouTube. :-) (Russian: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCnenDeyXGv5IRYsa3QAGdhQ)
Congrats! I'd say now do Memrise and/or Anki (google it if you've never heard of it). You can find new words in all sorts of places, but since you seem to like anime, why not check out some anime (although the dubs are absolute garbage, I'm not even exaggerating xD) or work yourself trough a fanfiction. (warning: there are participles and adverbials, but they are not that hard to grasp, here's a nice playlist for that https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLrIkLgUgjNHfTWmGkEqo7_ge7x50VQEWE) yeah don't let grammar give you too much of an headache
I'm new to this, so I don't know how far taking duolingo courses actually take you with a new language. Nevertheless, listening to Russian pod-casts, watching videos on interesting topics or reading news in Russian might help you get used to the melody, rhythm and general feeling of the language. https://www.bbc.com/russian/ Do you feel that you can safely navigate the Russian web with the acquired language?
Congratulations and great job!
I've a small list of resources I use/plan to use (not including sites people have already listed):
http://www.digitaldialects.com/Russian.htm (This one is really slow for me, but that might just be my internet)
Hopefully at least one of these will be of some help!