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How can I improve my listening comprehension?

I can tell you as an American in your predicament not long ago, that I really benefitted from the tons of dialogs on the (free) site, learnrussian.rt.com for several reasons: they speak at a very ...
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What are the words, where stresses are important?

Such words are called омографы. They have the same written form but are pronounced differently. There's also a larger group called омонимы which have the same written form and pronunciation (коса, for ...
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Declension chart

I learned using charts photocopied from the back of a textbook called Live From Moscow (now out of print). Years later when I had to teach a class I looked online for something similar, but found ...
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Declension chart

As far as I understand, you are asking about declension table for printing. Actually, there are lots of them around the Internet. For instance, on LearnRussian.RT (check the other tables there also). ...
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How can I improve my listening comprehension?

I highly recommend to read CocoPop's answer, since he is learning Russian, while most others are native speakers here. Also you may want to check out Resources for learing Russian for educational ...
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Offline keyboard program for typing Russian and then cut-and-pasting?

If you are ok with using only a hardware keyboard (you memorized russian keys' positions, or have stickers on it) - then you can simply activate a keyboard layout natively in Windows. Go to Control ...
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Где послушать произношение русских идиом?

Я нашёл программу "РазгРусс" (разговорный русский). В ней очень много идиом, записанных из песен, фильмов, теле- и радиопередач. Наслаждаюсь.
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How can I improve my listening comprehension?

I think you can use the method I practiced long ago when studying English. I took a bunch of songs of my favorite genre (rock) and found lyrics for all of them. Then read them carefully to understand ...
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How can I improve my listening comprehension?

As Artemix said, audiobooks (аудиокниги) may be very useful, but to my mind radio theatre (радиоспектакли), which is usually distinguished from audiobooks, would be more useful for training ...
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Is there a universally accepted set of Russian grammar rules?

There is a regulatory institution for the Russian language --- Vinogradov Institute. Anything decided by it is considered as the current truth and used by all the educational institutes and official ...
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Cases taken by verbs

Unfortunately, there's no short answer to this question. In a lot of verbs, you'll find that English and Russian agree on an accusative (direct) object, and even on a dative (indirect) object. The ...
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How can I improve my listening comprehension?

Use the free Media Player Classic to watch some movies/shows with subtitles and slightly slowed down audio - MPC will slow down speech without making audio sound bassy.
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How can I improve my listening comprehension?

:) To improve your listening skills I would really recommend listening to the dialogues. They are shorter than movies, so you can easily understand them. And for example, Ruspeach dialogues have both ...
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Аналог словаря Макмилана для изучающих русский язык

Я использую тот интернет-ресурс: http://translate.academic.ru В нем найдешь и толкованя и переводы. К сожалению иногда рекламные баннеры мешают.
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Learning to touch-type in Cyrillic

I know I am late to this thread, but for the sake of future users seeking to learn to touch type I would recommend this website: http://www.keybr.com/ I like this website because it generates random ...
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Learning to touch-type in Cyrillic

I would recommend trying a "phonetic" Russian keyboard layout. If you google "russian phonetic keyboard", you will find a number of links explaining how to set it up. What you get as a result is a ...
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Declension chart

You can find the declension of any noun, adjective, and the conjugation of any verb on this site. Just enter a word (in any form) in the top field and select словоформы from the dropdown menu that ...
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Would someone have an Excel list of at least 20’000 most frequent Russian lemmas with part of speech based on a large and modern corpus?

You can get a lot of data from The National Corpus of the Russian Language For example, this page contains archives with frequencies of word forms and word combinations, which can be easily ...
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Is there a universally accepted set of Russian grammar rules?

Armor-piercing argument is a spelling dictionary (орфографический словарь) like this - https://gufo.me/ it is the spelling dictionary that has the correct writing standards. But! The Russian language (...
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What are the words, where stresses are important?

This paper may be of particular interest: https://repozytorium.amu.edu.pl/bitstream/10593/6650/1/077-082.pdf According to it, there are thousands of Russian homographs. And this book apparently ...
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Offline keyboard program for typing Russian and then cut-and-pasting?

The easiest thing is to use on screen keyboard. It is located in Accessibility in Windows XP. But first you need to add a Russian keyboard via Regional and Languages and also add a shortcut to switch ...
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How can I compare two words in the Russian corpus?

If you are looking for juxtaposition-ed plots, you can do this: search-beta.ruscorpora.ru/ngram.xml?mode=main&t1=скакалка&t2=прыгалки&start=1800&end=2010&smoothing=3 You can ...
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Is there book series for russian learners?

You might be looking for something like this: http://shop.redkalinka.com/en/9-books-with-audio
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Website for Stirlitz Jokes?

If you want some pun jokes, try for example this or this.
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Где послушать произношение русских идиом?

Под «концентрированным видом», я так понимаю, вы имеете в виду просто-напросто «целиком, а не по словам». В таком случае на Forvo должны быть. Но, понятное дело, есть там не все. Однако, я попытался ...
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How can I improve my listening comprehension?

I use RazgRuss (РазгРусс — разговорный русский) software (gratis). There are ‘Sound only’, and ‘Text only’, and ‘Text and sound’ modes for a funny guessing game of phraseological units.
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