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Sergiev Posad      B1+ – video 8:40 min

In the summer, Anna and I went to the wonderful city of Sergiev Posad in the vicinity of Moscow and visited the Trinity Sergius Lavra, the main attraction of this old town. Join us on our tour!


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On the Banks of the River Don      А2-B1 - video 6 min

We spent our holidays on the banks of the river Don and now we want to share our impressions with you, and at the same time tell you about this most beautiful river in the European part of Russia. You will see the beautiful nature of these places and find out what kind of people live there.

After watching the video, can you tell who the Cossacks are?


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Peredelkino      B1-B2 - video 11:20 min

This small suburban village is located today practically within the boundaries of Moscow. In Soviet times, literary men, writers, poets, playwrights lived and wrote here in their dachas, without whom there would be no Russian literature of the 20th century. Even in a short video you can appreciate how many wonderful museums and other interesting places this place offers.

Can you tell, after watching the video, why the poet Boris Pasternak was buried in Peredelkino?


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Comprehension questions


Choose the correct option:

1. История посёлка Переделкино связана
2. Идея построить посёлок для писателей принадлежала
3. Дачи в Переделкине строили, чтобы писатели
4. Советские писатели в Переделкине
5. Поэт Борис Пастернак
6. Корней Чуковский -
7. Поэта Булата Окуджаву называли «шестидесятником», потому что
8. Сегодня дачи Пастернака и Окуджавы стали
9. Зураб Церетели -

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Pereslavl-Zalessky      B1-B2 - video 9:50 min

The small town of Pereslavl-Zalessky is known not only for the fact that the founder of Moscow, Yuri Dolgoruky, was born there. The first ships, built here by the young Russian Tsar Peter the First, sailed on the huge lake, where the ancient city stands, 300 years ago. There are many small interesting museums in the town, which are just a pure pleasure to visit!

While watching the video, try to find the answer to the question, where in Pereslavl-Zalessky is the Blue Stone and why do people go to it.


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Comprehension questions


Choose the correct option:

1. Название города Переславль-Залесский означает, что
2. Переславль-Залесский находится к
3. Основал город Переславль-Залесский в 12 веке
4. Старый собор в центре Переславля-Залесского стоит на
5. В Переславле-Залесском перед зданием администрации города стоит
6. Плещеево озеро
7. В Плещеевом озере сегодня
8. Синий камень - это камень, который
9. Пётр Первый
10. В музее около Плещеева озера можно

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Rostov      B1-B2 - video 5:10 min

In this video you will learn about the city of Rostov - an ancient Russian town. You will see the Rostov Kremlin, look at the town streets and admire the glacial lake Nero, on the banks of which Rostov stands.

While watching the video, find the answer to the question, what rare work of art can be found in the museum of the Rostov Kremlin.


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Comprehension questions


Choose the correct option:

1. Мы встречаем первый раз упоминание о городе Ростов
2. Ростов Великий находится на расстоянии
3. Ростов Великий в 17 веке был очень богатым, потому что
4. В кремле Ростова в 17 веке
5. Стены Ростовского кремля
6. В Ростовском кремле часто
7. Фрески в Ростовском кремле
8. В Ростовском кремле можно увидеть редкую вещь, это
9. Ростов Великий стоит на берегу

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