Level 1 news are suited for beginners. They consist of simple words, most of which you can find in the News in Slow Russian Word Book (click to download). They are mostly written using simple Present, Past, and Future tenses and with basic language constructions. It means that you´ll be able to read and understand them even if you´re just starting to learn Russian! Level 1 articles are great to get comfortable with Russian. Build a basic vocabulary of 1000-1500 words and start getting used to how Russian sounds by listening to slow audio. At this point, feel free to ignore normal-speed audios, you´ll get there on Level 2. Well, unless you´re ready for a challenge!