is undoubtedly the best online Russian-English/English-Russian dictionary.
It allows users to type in phonetic transcription, has a morphological
analyzer (produces case declensions and verb conjugations of words
entered), allows you to enter phrases for translation... well there
are a lot of cool things -- poke around the site. Really a remarkable
Dictionary of the Russian Language
(Толковый словарь русского языка). The standard
Russian Russian Dictionary. 40,000 entries, with examples of correct use
and some sayings.
Andrei Sabelfeld's English-Russian
Dictionary . About 77,000 entries. I've found it to be quite useful
online translator does a fair job with very simple sentences with standard
syntax. The free translator is limited to texts of fewer than 500 letters.
Language Learning Resources:
Russian Here you will find free grammar lessons, useful vocabulary
words and phrases, helpful tips on learning the Russian language,
and links to the best sites about the Russian language hand-peaked
from all over the Web and recommended by us for your studies.
Beard's "Interactive Online Reference Grammar" Some simple
exercises and though perhaps the explanations are overly complicated.
WEB TUTOR. Fairly good exercises & grammar explanations.
Language Mentor: An extremely useful site for the very motivated
intermediate-level student -- esp. the reading section. There are
dozens and dozens of excerpts from newspapers, magazines, etc. Each
text is dissected, translated, and discussed. The audio exercises
are mostly drawn from news reports from Russian television. Each of
the "texts" is discussed from the point of view of grammar,
syntax, lexicon, etc. There are also questions that test reading/listening
comprehension. Transcriptions are provided for the listening exercises,
generator: Click on this link for a very useful morphological generator,
which generates forms of words -- verb conjugations, declined forms of nouns,
pronouns, and modifiers. Enter the infinitive of any verb or any form of
any adjective or noun into the box and get its meaning and its conjugational
or declensional pattern (the results pop up in another window).
contains hundreds of Russian literary texts -- from short stories
to entire novels -- in Russian. Each text is linked to a database
based on a Russian-English dictionary. Click ANY word anywhere in
ANY text, and you'll find in the table below the text a definition
and explanation of the word. I cannot imagine a better way for a
student to read a Russian text.
contains hundreds of poems with facing translations into English.
The translations are practical, intended for those who read Russian
but perhaps not well enough to understand Russian poetry. Many poems
also have audio files of famous actors and poets reading the poems
-- very useful for developing listening skills.