Elementary Topics

  1. Introductions
  2. Where are you from?
  3. Education and Profession
  4. Family

Intermediate Topics

  1. Hobbies
  2. Favorite Books
  3. Favorite Films
  4. Favorite Music
  5. Favorite TV shows
  6. Favorite Foods
  7. Favorite Holiday
  8. Favorite Russian Cities
  9. What is happiness?
  10. Where are you from? (extended)

Advanced Topics

  1. Childhood Memories and Lifelong Influences
  2. “Fathers and Sons:” Generational Differences
  3. What is a homeland?
  4. What are the biggest problems facing Russia today?
  5. Views on the Environment
  6. Values and Hopes for the Future
  7. Views on Religion
  8. Have you studied a foreign language?
  9. Would you like to go to the US?
  10. What is your experience interacting with international students?
  11. What questions do you have for Americans?
  12. What should Americans know about Russia?

Full Videos

  1. Meet Nadezhda Georgievna, linguist and literary scholar, born in Hong Kong, lives in London/Moscow
  2. Meet Denis Igorevich, 22, geology student, from Moscow
  3. Meet Nuni Bazerbaevna, 27, completing medical residency with specialization in urology, born in Turkmenistan, grew up in Kazakhstan, lives in Moscow
  4. Meet Andrei Dmitrievich, 63, and Vladimir Alekseevich, 53, both university teacher of Russian, from Moscow
  5. Meet Tatiana Ilinichna, 70, retired chemist, born in Yekaterinburg, lives in Moscow