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Slavic and Eastern European Studies: Русский язык / Russian Language

Describes research sources for Russia, Eastern Europe, and the former Soviet Union.

Russify Your Computer

Class Handout:

 • Macintosh •

The links below lead to guides on the Web which describe how to set up your computer to type in Russian, or read Russian fonts.

• Windows •

Windows 11 Update: 

The "Russian for Gringos" keyboard works for Windows 11 users. With this version of Windows the selected language is no longer program-specific.  If you select a language it will be your input language across multiple applications until you change it (like it works for Mac users).

The links below lead to guides on the Web which describe how to set up your computer to type in Russian, or read Russian fonts.

Resources for Russian-language Students

Dictionaries

Quick Research on the Russian Web

Note: If you need scholarly articles in Russian, please ask a librarian for help. The resources below are not for scholarly research.

  • Википедия / Vikipediia-- Russian version of Wikipedia
    • Tip: if you can't enter the search in Russian, or don't know what something is called in Russian, try searching the English version of Wikipedia. When you find an article, look in the "in other languages" section at lower left to see if there is a Russian article on the topic. Click on "Русский" to see the article.
  • Russian-language search engines:

Slavic Studies Librarian

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Annie Platoff
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Univ. of California, Santa Barbara
Santa Barbara, CA 93106-9010

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(805) 893-2074
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