On this page you will find links to the online resources where you can watch TV in Russian for free. There are also links to video materials for advanced learners. Some of the sites listed below allow you not only to watch, but also to download video to your computer. Some programmes are accompanied by a text script in Russian. Some channels allow to watch video with Russian subtitles.
The difficulty level is indicated by color circles:
- for beginner/elementary level – ,
- for intermediate level – ,
- for advanced learners – .
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- www.1tv.ru – TV1 - Russian TV channel - online news in Russian with transcript. The site contains a lot of video clips in Russian. Almost all video has a Russian transcript.
- ru.euronews.com – Euronews in Russian - free online TV news in Russian with transcripts. Pros: Most of the time Russian transcript matches quite well the audio. Cons: the general style of news is voice-over - you can't always see a native Russian speaker.
- shender.ru – Victor Shenderovich TV show in Russian with transcript. The site contains the archive of all TV shows. The transcript of all shows can be found in the left menu - you should choose the title of the show and then the date (in the right lower corner of the page). For advanced learners only. Mainly political discussions.
- russian.rt.com – RT TV in Russian - TV news in Russian with transcript. Russian transcripts don't always match the video at 100%.
- www.karusel-tv.ru – karusel-tv.ru - several TV shows with Russian subtitles - watch online