Advanced Russian Through History is a Russian reader for students working towards advanced and superior level proficiency in Russian. The book consists of thirty-six chapters focusing on the history of Russia, from Kievan Rus' to the post-Soviet era. Each chapter is accompanied by a corresponding minilecture and related learning tasks on the Web. The learning tasks are designed to promote students' abilities to understand and produce argument in the style of scholarly discourse, both in speech and in writing.
"The textbook and recorded lectures provide users with substantial, comprehensible input that can function as learners' introduction to educated Russian prose. . . . This textbook would be a fine resource for advanced-level, content-based courses that target both increased language learning and deeper cultural knowledge."—Kelly Knickmeier Cummings, Slavic and East European Journal