The Russian audio course that jumps right into learning the language with expertly designed structure of the lessons and their thematic organization. This audio book set includes essentials from vol. 1 such as greetings, travelling, numbers, food and drink, shopping, getting around town, business meetings, dating and telling the time. Followed by vol. 2 with more detailed explanation of Russian phonetics, Russian names, birthdays, taking about planet Earth, flying on a Russian space ship and cultural content with fragments of Chekhov, Gagarin and Shakespeare in Russian.