Russian Readers: Learn Russian 4+

Learn Russian with Stories‪!‬

Russian Readers

    • 4.7 • 407 Ratings
    • Free
    • Offers In-App Purchases



Learn Russian with stories read by native Russian speakers and professional storytellers! New books are added regularly, so you’ll always have fresh material to enjoy.

Our stories are written for learners of all ages and abilities! Each word is highlighted as it is read, allowing you to easily follow along with the narrator.

Learn new words and vocabulary! Every Russian word is translated to English, so you’ll never feel lost when enjoying a new story.

Feel like a challenge? The English translation on each page can be hidden with the tap of a button!

Give Russian Readers a try with your 7-day free trial!

There are two types of “subscriptions” available:

· The Monthly Subscription gives you an ongoing monthly subscription that is renewed automatically.
· The Yearly Subscription gives you an ongoing annual subscription that is renewed automatically.

The cost of the subscription will be debited from your iTunes account after the purchase is confirmed.
The renewal can be deactivated at any time in your iTunes settings. To prevent the subscription is renewed automatically, it is necessary to cancel the renewal at least 24 hours before payment is due.
If the renewal is active, it will be debited within 24 hours of the previous subscription ending.
It is not possible to cancel a subscription for the period underway once it has been activated or renewed.

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What’s New

Version 1.6

Russian Readers has been updated with more new content such as videos and longer stories! And we’re always adding new material!

Ratings and Reviews

4.7 out of 5
407 Ratings

407 Ratings

Bass-trom-ben ,

Great app for beginner and intermediate levels

I have been looking for an app like this for a long time. It’s difficult to find material that bridges the gap between beginner vocabulary/phrases and advanced text. This app is the perfect way to improve comprehension and vocabulary. It’s difficult to read Russian, because I’m never quite sure if I’m pronouncing new vocab words correctly. Having the option to listen and read, with or without the aid of English text, has made a HUGE difference in my comprehension. There are plenty of stories for each level, and you can tap and re-listen to any section, in case you miss something.

This is a simple but extremely useful app. I don’t usually subscribe to things, but a few dollars per month is WELL worth the money. I figured I would only do one month, but immediately realized that it would be worth the money for a longer time, since they are constantly adding new material. Additionally, I emailed them about a question, and received a reply within only about an hour. I would highly recommend checking out Russian Reader. Great app, and solid customer service. 5 stars, all day.

Developer Response ,

Thank you so much for the kind review! You're completely correct: the most important thing about Russian Readers is that you're working with a small business, and we're always here to help. If you email us, we'll get back to you within one business day, every time. Thanks so much for subscribing, and please let us know if you need anything else!

Eric9117 ,

Superb app for learners of the language

The Russian Reader app boasts a large array of stories for beginner and intermediate students, all of them with available audio for you to read along with (and improve your pronunciation with), and all of them charmingly illustrated. The app is designed to give you so many stories that reading can become a regular habit, without the need for you to search on your own constantly for stories which will match your level. Additional stories are published in the app very often, and so you never have a scarcity of things to read. The stories are categorized by their difficulty, and any new learner will be afforded material perfectly suited for their level. One of the great features of the app include the many videos describing tricky or unique grammar points throughout the story. I have improved rapidly in my ability to engage with a Russian text, and to enjoy myself in stories told in a language other than my own. I highly recommend the app to any learner

Barney13Frank ,


I rarely write reviews, but in this case I feel like people need to know.
This app is extremely beneficial in learning a difficult language like Russian. Instructions are clear, helpful, relevant and impactful. You will learn this language on this app. It’s not common to find an app where so much thought has gone into the project by the developer.
Regarding the developer, the team at Russian Readers has been the most responsive I’ve ever experienced. Questions are addressed quickly, and help is provided.
I’ve been genuinely impressed with the app and simply blown away with the support. If you’ve been on the fence about this one, as there are many language apps out there, then just know I’ve tried the majority of them and Russian Readers is 100% worth the subscription. Highly recommended!

Developer Response ,

Thank you so much for this kind review. I'm always very happy to help - whether it be technical issues with the app, specific questions about the Russian language, or just general guidance for your own Russian-learning journey. Feel free to just send me an email, anytime. Have a great week. - Luke (

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The developer, Russian Readers, indicated that the app’s privacy practices may include handling of data as described below. For more information, see the developer’s privacy policy.

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