Category Archives: Huliganov's Russian Course

This contains the whole Huliganov Russian Course, from the beginning at the bottom to the end at the top, in order. This is intended to help people who have difficulty finding the parts they need on YouTube.

But you are advised to “click through” into the Youtube environment to watch, as there are comments on there by viewers, questions and answers, and sometimes errors spotted in these films by viewers, so that the complete experience of the course is actually on YouTube itself, by design. This is simply a simplified way of navigating it. If you wish to join the discussion either here or on there it is equally welcome – here the discussion will thread, there it will not, but what you write will probably be seen by more people.

RL 102-7 Basic Russian Grammar Lesson 7


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Playout date: 8 June 2007
Duration: 11:47

We take the direct object pronouns, the accusative/genitive forms of the personal pronouns, and a quick revision of verbs.
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RL 102 6/2


Playout date: 5 May 2007
Duration: 12:56

the second part of the lesson above, finished off with an a capello rendering of “Esli u Vas netu tyoti” (“If you haven’t got an Auntie”) and a joke.
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RL 102 – 6/1 Basic Russian grammar lesson 6 part one


Playout date: 15 April 2007
Duration: 17:18

Again it was necessary to divide the lesson into two parts, and in this first part we look at the future imperfective, and take a first glimpse at verbal aspect, as well as looking at 1a verbs with roots in Y and E.
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RL102 5/2 – Basic Russian grammar lesson 5 part 2


Playout date: 23 March 2007
Duration: 10:53
Views at the time added to HTV: 13,865
Likes at the time added to HTV: 78
Dislikes at time added to HTV: 4
Popularity % ” ” ” =L/(L+D): 95.1%
Comments at time added: 4
Total interactions at time added: 86
Total interactions to views 0.6%
Camera: Logitech Webcam
Post Production: Windows Movie Maker – heavy use
Location: Jazdow office
Other people featured: None
Genre: Lesson
Music used: “You are always beautiful” by Red Army Choir
Languages used: English and Russian
Animals/plants featured: Ameca splendens in tank behind
Other remarks:

On finishing the lesson, which needed at that time to be divided into two as otherwise the subtitles got compressed and he technology wasn’t available to me yet to sort that out, we then have a joke as usual and a particular favorite song.

The text for those who are interested, is as follows:

“Зажглась заря вечерняя
Над речкой голубой,
Прохладен вечер северный,
А мне тепло с гобой-

Припев: Веселая и грустная,
Всегда ты хороша,
Как наша песня русская
Как русская душа!

С тобою годы долгие
Без горя проживешь,
С тобою, синеокая,
Нигде не пропадешь.

Припев:

Погоним скоро улицей
Мы свадебных коней.
Ты станешь в жизни спутницей
И песнею моей.

Припев:

Зажглась заря вечерняя
Над речкой голубой,
Прохладен вечер северный,
А мне тепло с тобой.

Припев: Веселая и грустная,
Всегда ты хороша,
Как наша песня русская,
Как русская душа.”
This is “You are always beautiful” and the original is sung by the legend Evgeniy Belyaev of the Red Army Choir, look out for his work on YouTube.

RL102 5/1 – Basic Russian grammar lesson 5 part 1


Playout date: 21 March 2007
Duration: 8:23
Views at the time added to HTV: 14,747
Likes at the time added to HTV: 77
Dislikes at time added to HTV: 1
Popularity % ” ” ” =L/(L+D): 98.7%
Comments at time added: 12
Total interactions at time added: 90
Total interactions to views 0.6%
Camera: Logitech Webcam
Post Production: Windows Movie Maker – heavy use
Location: Jazdow office
Other people featured: None
Genre: Lesson
Music used: None
Languages used: English and Russian
Animals/plants featured: Ameca splendens in tank behind
Other remarks:

Patronymics are the topic of this lesson, along with expressions using the infinitive.

Roll your “r”s now, baybee!


Playout date: 16 March 2007
Duration: 14:12
Views at the time added to HTV: 95,109
Likes at the time added to HTV: 552
Dislikes at time added to HTV: 26
Popularity % ” ” ” =L/(L+D): 95.5%
Comments at time added: 179
Total interactions at time added: 757
Total interactions to views 0.8%
Camera: Logitech Webcam
Post Production: None
Location: Home
Other people featured: Sophie
Genre: Linguistic Meandering
Music used: None
Languages used: English and a panorama of others
Animals/plants featured: Ameca in the background
Other remarks:

This is one of my most viewed and appreciated videos because, as I know from the ten percent of lepers who return, it has actually enabled people to crack getting a rolling r. It would appear that literally hundreds of people got the hang of it by listening to this explanation after failing with other explanations. The problem is, to put the tongue in the right place but the muscles of the tongue don’t get involved beyond placing the tongue where it will be a reed. The exhaling breath moves it then. It’s impossible to make the sound while breathing in, while French r can be made this way.

The video gives a dpdpdp techique to get the tongue in the right place, and after that talks about other values for “r” in a number of other languages, from Polish to Old English, Icelandic and Hungarian, as well as ideas for Latin practice.

Quote of the clip: “Just my Russian humour, we always like to joke about weapons, you know?”

RL102-4 part 2


Playout date: 25 February 2007
Duration: 10:40
Views at the time added to HTV: 16,934
Likes at the time added to HTV: 107
Dislikes at time added to HTV: 1
Popularity % ” ” ” =L/(L+D): 99.1%
Comments at time added: 30
Total interactions at time added: 138
Total interactions to views 0.8%
Camera: Logitech Webcam
Post Production: Windows Movie Maker – medium use
Location: Home
Other people featured: Elena
Genre: Lesson
Music used: To ne veter vetku klonit
Languages used: Russian, English
Animals/plants featured: None
Other remarks:

Today’s lessons is about 1a verbs, adverbs and vocabulary building.

I am joined by my lovely wife looking suitably sad in the very sad Russian song “It’s not the wind that bends the bough”.

RL102-4 part 1


Playout date: 21 February 2007
Duration: 12:52
Views at the time added to HTV: 35,732
Likes at the time added to HTV: 169
Dislikes at time added to HTV: 3
Popularity % ” ” ” =L/(L+D): 98.3%
Comments at time added: 55
Total interactions at time added: 227
Total interactions to views 0.6%
Camera: Logitech Webcam
Post Production: Windows Movie Maker – medium use
Location: Home
Other people featured: None
Genre: Lesson
Music used: Daszkiewicz theme from Sherlock Holmes
Languages used: Russian and English
Animals/plants featured: None
Other remarks:

The groups that used to be in FB have been taken away, the Google group is also superseded by the Facebook group “Huliganov’s Russian Lessons Really Work” apologies if anyone’s time gets wasted by looking for these groups, hopefully you find the up to date groups, and also of course the GoldList Method User Group on FB.

Today’s lessons is about 1a verbs, adverbs and vocabulary building.

Quote of the clip: “Ostorozhno, tam gulyayut po-russki!”

RL102-3 Huliganov’s Basic Russian Grammar Lesson 3


Playout date: 14 February 2007
Duration: 20:32
Views at the time added to HTV: 29,306
Likes at the time added to HTV: 162
Dislikes at time added to HTV: 2
Popularity % ” ” ” =L/(L+D): 98.8%
Comments at time added: 49
Total interactions at time added: 213
Total interactions to views 0.7%
Camera: Logitech Webcam
Post Production: Windows Movie Maker – medium use
Location: Home
Other people featured: None
Genre: Lesson
Music used: Dashkiewicz Theme from Sherlock Holmes at start and the Russian version of “My Way” at the end.
Languages used: English and Russian
Animals/plants featured: None
Other remarks:

This lesson talks about names and their diminuative forms. It finishes with a joke and a song – Huliganov certainly does it his way.

Quote of the clip: “Their wives would have carried on calling them Volodya long after the public would not have dared to do so.”

RL102-2 part 2


Playout date: 31 January 2007
Duration: 11:13
Views at the time added to HTV: 27,284
Likes at the time added to HTV: 208
Dislikes at time added to HTV: 2
Popularity % ” ” ” =L/(L+D): 99.0%
Comments at time added: 73
Total interactions at time added: 283
Camera: Logitech Webcam
Post Production: Windows Movie Maker – medium use
Location: Home and Office at Jazdow
Other people featured: None
Genre: Lesson
Music used: Ya Vas Lyubil (“I loved you”) by Pushkin, a capello
Languages used: English and Russian
Animals/plants featured: None
Other remarks:

An explanation of the varying degrees of formality and how to address someone in Russia, the idea of “vy” and “ty”, when to use name and patronymic, when to use diminuatives. Explanation of how the periphrastic “do” is not present in Russian, and that the present tense contains I do, I do do, and I am doing. Owing to the size, the lesson is split into two parts.

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