Thank you for dropping by. My name is Valeria and I’m the author and creator of all the websites of Learn Russian 101 network.
As you might have guessed, I’m Russian. Until 2013 I lived in Saint-Petersburg, but then my life changed and now I live in France with my French husband.
Learn Russian 101 started as one site in 2010, when I tried to make my own version of still existing at the time SpanishPod that helped me a lot when I was learning Spanish on my own. I wanted to do something similar and better for those who want to learn Russian.
It grew with time as I started having more ideas of what I could do, and today the network includes 9 websites where Russian learners from beginner to advanced can find free and useful materials to learn and practice with, to find Russian friends, and to learn about the Russian culture. Some of the sites run in three languages: English, Spanish and French.
When I started, my English was quite bad and I did not even have translations for the lessons I was creating. Same with Spanish and French, those languages I barely spoke at all as I just started learning them at that time. Many people helped me along the way and some continue doing it. I would not be able to do as much without that help. I’m especially thankful to Luis Iglesias and Carlos Orti Hernandez for their help with Spanish translations. I’m thankful to my husband who took the respobsibility for the French translations and gave me tons of good ideas on how I could improve.
Thanks to this hobby I learned a new skill – programming, and today this is how I make my living.
Learn Russian 101 is a baby of love, making money with it was never a goal. It is still true today. However, without the support of the readers I’m not able to spend much time working on the sites, plus the expenses grew together with traffic. So if you like my work and find it helpful, please support me. You can do it by buying one of the offline packages or making a donation on some of the sites.
If you have any questions or suggestions, don’t hesitate to contact me. I’m happy to help and always open to new ideas.
Thank you for your interest and have a wonderful day! 🙂