Russian for Tourists by V.G.Kostomarov, A.A.Leontyev
A textbook for the Busy Businessman & the Lazy Tourist
Russky Yazyk Publishers
183 pages with coloured illustrations
I have scanned this book in full colour mode hence the file size is a bit high.
How will this little book help you? What will it teach
you? It will tell you how to find your way in a strange
Russian city or how to get the food you want in a cafe
or restaurant even if the waiter does not speak English.
You won't be able to write a letter to your
Russian friends in Russian, but you will be able to:
-use current everyday expressions, such as the Russian
equivalents of "Hello", "How do you do", "Goodbye"
and "Thank you";
-make out the various signs, notices and advertisements
you may come across in the streets of Soviet
-find your way around fairly easily and without a
guide in railway stations, air terminals and shops;
-buy, without anybody's help, a newspaper, a sandwich,
a souvenir, and so on;
-order your meals, buy cinema or theatre tickets, make
a telephone call, send a telegram and do many other
important everyday things.
Page Problem 1. Getting Acquainted. Greetings.
Forms of Address 15
Problem 2. Numerals. A Phone Call . . . 22
Problem 3. In a Taxi. Russian Addresses . . 32
Problem 4. In the Street 40
Problem 5. The Underground 50
Problem 6. On the Bus, Trolleybus and Tram 57
Problem 7. Visiting Friends 65
Problem 8. At the Hotel 70
Problem 9. Signs, Notices, Posters, etc. . . 73
Problem 10. A Visit to a Bakery and a Confectionery.
Soviet Money . . . 83
Problem 11. Shopping: In Food Shops . . 93
Problem 12. Shopping: Other Shops . . . . 105
Problem 13. Shopping: Books, Newspapers,
Problem 14. Shopping: Souvenirs . . . 120
Problem 15. The Restaurant and the Cafe 127
Problem 16. At the Theatre and the Cinema.
A Few Words about Sports 144
Problem 17. At the Post Office . . . 160
Problem 18. At the Railway Station and on
the Train 166
Problem 19. At the Air Terminal and in the