Designed for students with a basic knowledge of Russian, this book provides an accessible reference grammar and related exercises in a single volume.
Across more than forty grammar topics it introduces the student to Russian people and culture through the medium of the language used today, covering the core material which the student would expect to encounter in their first year of learning Russian.
Complete with a full key to exercises and glossary, Basic Russian is a user-friendly reference grammar suitable for both independent study and class use.
Introduction Acknowledgements Sources Talking about People and Things Saying Who Does or Did what Describing People and Objects Responding to Others and the World Around You Saying how Many Making Plans Revision unit Appendices Glossary of Technical Terms Glossary of Proper Names Vocabulary
'I very much like the arrangement of the units by functions, which is a real innovation in this type of textbook and gets away from the hackneyed arrangement by parts of speech ... I hope to see a second edition in the future.' - Rusistika
'Basic Russian has some original exercises, which teachers might usefully incorporate into their teaching programmes.' - M.A. Felstead, Sherborne School for Girls