Reading Modern Russian

Jules F. Levin and Peter D. Haikalis, with A. A. Forostenko
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An innovative and sophisticated textbook for teaching beginning students to read Russian in the shortest possible time. The emphasis is upon expository prose. All of the time normally devoted to learning to write, speak, and understand spoken Russian is saved, which means that students can learn to read normal Russian books and newspapers with the aid of a dictionary after only one year of classes. Skillful use of the principles of Russian word-formation and early use of the high-frequency Western vocabulary which is so much a part of Russian, especially in newspaper and technical writing, build up the students' reading vocabulary very quickly.