1. A taste of Russian (https://www.torpod.com/ and http://www.tasteofrussian.com/)
A Taste of Russian is a podcast for intermediate-level Russian learners.
This podcast focuses on sharing conversations you might find in daily life, with a lot of colloquial phrases. Since many textbooks focus on more formal words and phrases, this is a helpful way to build your vocabulary with terms you might not otherwise encounter while learning Russian.
For each lesson, you can download a PDF of the full text (in Russian). You can download the podcast as an MP3 directly through the website.
A Taste of Russian offers a lot of free content, but you can also subscribe to get additional premium content.
2. Очень по-русски (https://ochenporusski.com/)
Очень по-русски (Very Much Russian) is a free Russian audio podcast for intermediate and advanced learners.
Every episode of the podcast is dedicated to one or a few Russian words and expressions that you are very likely to hear in the conversational Russian speech: among your Russian friends, watching Russian movies, or simply in the street. Many of these expressions are not included in the standard Russian dictionaries and textbooks.
The audio of the podcast is recorded by a native Russian speaker at a normal conversational speed. Every episode comes with a full transcription in Russian with stress marks and translation in English, available for free. Every audio file can be downloaded if you want to have it offline.
The words and expressions discussed in each episode are listed in the end of it and added to the Modern conversational Russian dictionary.
You can search through all the words and expressions explained in the podcast and find the exact episode where the expression is explained.
3. Russian Podcast by Tatiana Klimova (https://russianpodcast.eu/).
Russian Podcast offers great lessons for beginning through advanced learners.
Beginning learners can learn helpful information like common questions, while advanced learners will benefit from very specific vocabulary and lessons, such as psychotherapy-related podcasts. While most of the material is conversational, there are also a number of songs included, so the podcasts are varied and entertaining.
Each podcast comes with a helpful PDF that contains the recorded conversation. For beginning- and intermediate-level podcasts, the PDF also contains word lists with English translations to help you study. In the more advanced podcasts, the words are defined in Russian. You can download the lessons or listen on the site.
4. News in slow Russian (https://www.newsinslowrussian.org/)
News in slow Russian is an educational website for beginners, intermediate and advanced learners of Russian language. No matter where you are in your learning Russian journey, you want to finally get to the point where you can read Russian books and listen to Russian radio and watch Russian movies / TV? Then this podcast is for you! The news articles are entertaining and educational at the same time, they always contain lots of handy words. And if you have a local around to practice your maybe not so good Russian yet, it´s a great way to start a conversation about the news you recently read using vocabulary that you´re already familiar with. Grow your vocabulary and learn to understand spoken Russian. You´ll feel awesome once you reach the point when you finally “get it” when you hear locals speak.
You can have a free trial of the podcast.
5. YOULANG (https://youlang.ru/)
If you want to learn Russian as a foreign language on your own, you can download lessons of different levels from A1 to C2 (from beginners to advanced). Each lesson has an interesting text, video or audio, tasks and keys to them. You can always test yourself! Use all the lessons on different topics to learn new Russian words, read, write and speak Russian. You get better with each lesson.
If you have found a language partner and started to communicate, then eventually you will notice that every day you speak the same topics. It"s boring and inefficient. It is at this moment that our lessons in Russian as a foreign language will come to your aid. Just before the meeting online send your language partner our lesson, and during communication discuss the topic and if you want to do the job together.