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No, only to the news articles on this page (3 articles of each level)
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Forever, my friend! Start with level 1 and build your way up. It´s time to stop reading those cliche topics from your textbook – “At the hotel,” “My house,” “My family” – and start reading real Russian.
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What are the different levels? For News in Slow Russian I created a unique system to grade news articles by their difficulty. Level 1 contains the easiest articles. Almost all the words can be found in the Wordbook and there are no difficult grammar constructions. This is a good place to start if your level of Russian is pre-intermediate / low intermediate! The news articles from Level 2 are more difficult. You can find around 50-75% of the words in the WordBook. They contain passive voice, conditional tense, participles and other scary constructions. Level 3 is for advanced learners. Less than half of the words are among 1500 most common Russian words, and those articles are not adapted. High five if you can easily read Level 3 news! You finally mastered the Russian language!