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  • Published: 28 March 1996
  • ISBN: 9780140120417
  • Imprint: Penguin Press
  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 528
  • RRP: $27.99

The New Penguin Russian Course



Whether you're learning alone or attending classes, you'll find this complete Russian language course for beginners both accessible and indispensable. Designed to provide the student with an excellent command of basic Russian (the equivalent of A' level standard) the book features thirty lessons punctuated by revision exercises to ensure you have fully understood what you have learned. The emphasis is on acquiring vocabulary, experiencing conversational language and learning useful grammar. The book also includes a vocabulary of 1,500 words and a glossary of grammatical terms.

  • Published: 28 March 1996
  • ISBN: 9780140120417
  • Imprint: Penguin Press
  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 528
  • RRP: $27.99

About the authors

Nicholas Brown

Since graduating from NIDA, Nicholas Brown has forged an international career as an actor, singer, writer and Bollywood leading man. His most recent theatre appearances were as Petruchio in Queensland Theatre’s Taming of the Shrew and Come From Away for New Theatricals. Prior to that he was in the Belvoir Theatre’s Counting And Cracking which won the Helpmann Award for Best Play and for Sydney Theatre Company, The Long Forgotten Dream and Still Point Turning. His writer credits include The Unlisted (Aquarius Films), Lighten Up (Griffin), and Tantra 2 (Playwriting Australia). In film and television, Nicholas has appeared in Christmas On The Farm, Laka, Sedition, Dance Academy, Pratichhaya, Unindian, Random 8, Love You To Death, Kites, A Man’s Gotta Do, Temptation, The Characters,Joe Exotic, Amazing Grace, Wakefield, The Unlisted, Harrow, The Letdown, The Elegant Gentlemen’s Guide To Knife Fighting, Mr And Mrs Murder, Packed to the Rafters, and is a regular presenter on Play School. Nicholas has also sung lead, written and recorded with several bands, including The Modernists and Luck Now. He was awarded the Mike Walsh Fellowship in 2004.

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