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Learn Russian Grammar Step‑by‑step


A 535-page book and accompanying mobile app.
● Step-by-step introduction to Russian grammar in 200 topics.
● Over 3,000 annotated examples.
● High-quality audio pronunciations via the app.
● Targeted exercises to help learning and retention.

Purchase the Bootstrap Russian Grammar book and get the mobile app free! Send us an email at for details.

‘A new way to learn Russian Grammar’

Bootstrap Russian Grammar is a new way to learn Russian grammar. Starting from the beginning, the idea is progress in small self-contained steps (called ‘topics’). Each topic builds on the last, by incrementally adding new grammatical patterns, new vocabulary and lots of useful examples.

In total there are 200 grammar topics and over 3000 examples phrases.

Each topic includes a thorough explanation of the grammar and then lots of examples that illustrate the grammar. Each example includes an English translation, as well as notes highlighting how each example illustrates that topic's grammar, as well as the meanings of new Russian words.

The companion mobile application is now available also called "Bootstrap Russian Grammar". The app contains all the content contained in this book - including 200 grammar topics and over 3000 example phrases. And in additional, there is high quality Russian native-speaker audio for every example. More details here.

“Not your typical Russian grammar app”

‘At the time of writing I have 2060 consecutive days on Duolingo. During that time I’ve appreciated Duo for the vocabulary but found it very difficult to learn grammar. I’ve got a couple of grammar books (that I don’t have the time to properly study) and I’ve tried several grammar apps (that are characteristically poorly written, poorly explained and generally very unhelpful). I’ve learned more Russian grammar from this app in three days than I have in the past five years. If you’re serious about understanding Russian, this is the best £25 you’ll spend.’

Review by user JezDavis – Aug 26, 2023

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What will you learn from this book?

Bootstrap Russian Grammar App

The companion mobile app

All the content in the book PLUS audio!

  • All 200 grammar topics - step-by-step
  • All 3,000 plus example phrases
  • Annotated examples and English translations
  • AND high quality native-speaker audio pronunciations for each and every example.
  • In-app QR code synchronization with the book
  • NEW! Hands off voice-controlled example phrases review
  • Available for both iPhone/iPad and Android.

A word from the book's Editor

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Peter Vujanovic

Hello and Привет! My name is Peter and I'm the CEO and Chief Editor at Declan Software. I had the great pleasure of managing the writing and production of Bootstrap Russian Grammar - both the book and the companion app. It was my job to put togther the great team of Russian language experts who contributed to the compilation of this book.

I'd like to give a special thank you to the main contributors:

  • Marina Gorlach for proofreading the Russian and the English translations, as well as for invaluable advice on aspect of the grammar.
  • Tatiana Moiseeva for always being at hand to answer the team’s questions about colloquial Russian.
  • Nadezhda Gordeeva for doing a superb job recording the Russian examples for the companion mobile application.

Our team at Declan Software is always striving to make the best language learning material - both books and apps - and we look forward to further releases of the Bootstrap Grammar series. Next up French, Spanish and Korean!

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