Russian Course Materials

Russian Language Course Materials

Both the 10-week and 5-week Cactus Russian courses are structured around a Russian language course book. The Cactus teachers will use the course book activities and exercises in class, and may also use the course book to set homework. The course book will be used approximately 60% of the time, with the other 40% made up of activities and tasks sourced by the teacher from additional resources. Your teacher will use their own materials, practice activities from other books, and ‘authentic materials’ from newspapers, magazines, the internet, video, radio, and podcasts. On this page you can check which course book you need to purchase for your level.

Level Book ISBN
Beginner 1 Poekhali 1 Units 0-7 9785865478591
Beginner 2 Poekhali 1 Units 8-13 9785865478591
Beginner 3 Poekhali 1 Units 14-20 9785865478591
Elementary 1 Poekhali 1 Units 21-30 9785865478591
Elementary 2 Poekhali 2.1 Units 1-7 9785865478690
Elementary 3 Poekhali 2.1 Units 8-13 9785865478690
Intermediate 1 Poekhali 2.2 Units 14-18 9785865477099
Intermediate 2 Poekhali 2.2 Units 19-23 9785865477099
Intermediate 3 Poekhali 2.2 Units 24-27 9785865477099
Upper Intermediate Teacher’s Own Materials N/A
Advanced Teacher’s Own Materials N/A
Proficient Teacher’s Own Materials N/A


Where to Buy your Book

Cactus works with the European Book Shop in central London to ensure that all the course books we use are available for our students to purchase. There is a 10% discount with the European Book Shop for Cactus students. You may also find your course book on Amazon.

How to Book your Course

If you haven’t yet booked your Russian evening course, check our offers page for our latest discounts, and book your course here.

Helpful Course Information

Free Russian Level Test
Russian Course Outline
Language Course Questions
Free Online Russian Resources
Cactus Teacher Profiles

For more information on any of our courses, or just general advice on language learning, please call us on 01273 830 960 or email us. Our multilingual team will be happy to answer any questions you may have.

Language Holidays Abroad

Cactus also offers Russian language holidays in Russia and Latvia.


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