Usually, when I make a course, I add a field for the word with its accent marks so I can get into the habit of correctly pronouncing the word (rather than guessing). This word, however, gave me a bit of cognitive dissonance because it doesn't appear that it is pronounced according to how dictionaries place the stress mark. I can't think of any examples right now, but if I'm not mistaken, this has happened once or twice with a couple of other Russian words. Below are some examples of different pronunciations of крити́ческий:
Neither sound as if the stress is being placed on that second syllable.
In the following video, however, the pronunciation does match the stress I see in the dictionaries I've visited:
Fortunately this dichotomy between what I see listed in the dictionary and pronunciations I find at Forvo and elsewhere are few and far between. Nevertheless, does anyone know of a resource, similar to Forvo, that provides free online audio recordings of Russian? I often tend to focus on resources that were created in English with an English-speaking user in mind, but I realize there may be quite a few additional resources in the native language that I may just not have exposed myself to yet.
In the absence of any such resource, can anyone tell me how most people pronounce this word -- критический -- even if it differs from what is indicated by dictionaries. Also, if you have a good Russian dictionary that shows a different stress mark than what I found at Wiktionary (and WordReference and PONS), please add that to your answer.
As always, thanks in advance for your thoughts on this.