Russian Language Journal


artifacts, textbook, Russian language, culture, art


Although this textbook does not include many explanations of syntactic constructions practiced in exercises, students at this level likely already have other reference materials. Instructors may want to supplement a course with some review, depending on the overall level of the students. The book is of great interest to a targeted audience of readers – those who want to develop their Russian language skills beyond the Intermediate level and to enhance their understanding of Russian culture, particularly the arts. Being strongly communicative in nature, this textbook will be of great help to any instructor of the Russian language.

This final work is a testament to Dr. Olga Kagan’s scholarship, expertise and compassion for Russian as a foreign language. Teachers of Russian as a foreign language will miss her guidance and wisdom, yet they will greatly benefit from her work and the legacy that she has left behind.