Learn Russian with stories read by native Russian speakers and professional storytellers! New books are added every week, 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!

Have fun and track your progress with matching games and other activities.

Download the Russian Readers app for free!

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 1.4

Russian Readers has been updated with more new content such as videos and longer stories! And we're continuing to grow every week!

Ratings and Reviews

4.5 out of 5
77 Ratings

77 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!

Misha091303 ,

Great for tutors, teachers, and students!

As a Russian tutor I’ve found this app very useful. It is great to have readers written specifically for native English speakers, who are learning Russian, all in one place. My students like the books as well - especially the ones with symbols above each word. The narration is of very good quality.

Also, I’ve contacted the folks at Russian Readers a couple times with requests for topics, and they’ve been very responsive.

Developer Response ,

Thank you for the great review! We're glad your students enjoy our stories!

We're adding new books every week - written specifically for English speakers learning Russian! We know how important it is as a language learner to find comprehensible, compelling, content. That's why we started Russian Readers in the first place!


A new way to learn

What a fun way to help me learn Russian. Reading a story is much more interesting than wading through a text book. It is so helpful to see the Russian word and hear it spoken at the same time - this should give me a start on learning the written language. The video lessons are super! They explain those little nuances that make a language unique.

Developer Response ,

🇷🇺 😀 Thank you for the kind words! We're adding another "Intermediate" story this week, so please stay tuned!

App Privacy

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.

Data Not Linked to You

The following data may be collected but it is not linked to your identity:

  • Purchases
  • Contact Info
  • User Content
  • Usage Data
  • Diagnostics

Privacy practices may vary, for example, based on the features you use or your age. Learn More


  • Family Sharing

    With Family Sharing set up, up to six family members can use this app.

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