New Year Celebration In Russia

Who is there under the New Year Tree? 

What Chinese New Year element was adopted by Russians?

What should absolutely be there on the New Year table?

3+ Hours

Long Videos Set

This Long Videos Set provides mass listening to real Russian speech made comprehensible with the help of drawings, pictures, gestures and realia.

It's based on the concept of natural approach to language learning that implies a lot of listening to comprehensible and meaningful input and a right to remain silent before speaking.

If you have any questions,

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What's inside

  • 6 videos of 3+ hours total duration.
  • Additional links to traditional Russian and Soviet New Year movies and cartoons available on Youtube


1. Where And With Whom Do Russians Celebrate New Year? 14 min

2. How Do Russians Decorate The New Year Tree? 24 min

3. How To Get Presents From Ded Moroz? 21 min

4. What Do Russians Believe In Concerning New Year? 16 min

5. Cooking a legendary New Year salad "Olivier"  1 hour 5 min

6. Cooking a traditional New Year salad #2  55 min


What you get

  • A touch to Russian culture 
  • 3+ hours of brain soaking in Russian language
  • Comprehensible language input
  • Real speech - no "fake-text-book" Russian, only useful vocabulary
  • Pure listening experience focusing on the meaning, no translations, no grammar, no language lessons. 


Who is it for?

  • Everyone who wants to improve listening comprehension of live Russian speech
  • Those who want to learn something new about Russian culture
  • Beginners (if you're a zero beginner, I'd recommend to watch my free videos for zero beginners first though)
  • Intermediate learners who still have problems to understand native Russian speakers and want to pick up some new real-Russian words
  • Those who want to improve accent and pronunciation 
  • Those who want to let the language emerge naturally and to speak without thinking later on
  • Those who know that we learn a language by listening first, not by speaking first



  • Focus on the meaning but not on the language. You'll aquire the language understanding words and language logic from the context, not checking them in Google Translate.
  • Rewatch many times. Repetition is poweful. Try to rewatch the videos as many times as you can. 
  • Tolerate the ambiguity. Don't try to understand every single word right away from the first time. You'll understand more and more words and phrases every time you rewatch.
  • Be happy to have Echo Phrases. Echo Phrases are phrases or words emerging and sounding in your head unintentionally, without any invitation, after mass listening sessions. Some phrases are understood, some are not, it doesn't really matter. Echo Phrases call for repetition. It's your audial memory starting to work. And this is what we want.
  • Don't write anything down. Focus on oral language. Audial memory will help you speak more native-like and fluently than visual memory later on. If you have some words that stuck in your head (Echo Phrases) that you'd like to ckeck out later use a voice recorder on your phone instead of writing them down.


If you have any questions,

please, contact me directly