Essential Russian Vocabulary for Online Learning

Essential Russian Vocabulary for Online Learning
21 May 2021

Over the course of the past year, many students have conducted (at least some of) their studies online. Whilst distanced learning  has its advantages, those of us learning Russian have not only had to get to grips with this new normal, but have also had to acquire a host of new vocabulary in order to navigate the online classroom. 

Having studied Russian online for the past 6 months- the 2 most recent with Liden and Denz – below I have compiled an assortment of useful Russian vocabulary for online learning.

Using Зум (Zoom) 

Mute/ unmute your microphone- Отключить микрофон/ включить микрофон

Switch on/ switch off your camera- Включайте/ выключайте видео 

Join the meeting- Присоединиться, подключиться к видеоконференции

Leave the meeting- Выйти из видеоконференций

Invite someone to the meeting- Пригласить кого-то на встречу

Return to the main room- Вернуться в главный зал конференции

Enter the meeting password- Ввести пароль конференции

Manage the participants- Управлять участниками

Chat- Чат (в чате- in the chat) 

Save the chat- Сохранить чат 

Reactions- Реакции 

New Call- Новая конференция 

Recording- Запись 

Screen share- Демонстрация экрана 

When Things Go Wrong…

My internet is a bit slow- У меня тормозит интернет

I got cut off- Меня разъединило (отключило) 

You are muted- У вас выключен звук

I am having problems with the sound- У меня проблема со звуком

I am hoping problems with the video- У меня проблема с видео

My camera won’t turn onЯ не могу включить камеру

Please can you zoom in- Можете увеличить, пожалуйста?

Please can you zoom out-  Можете уменьшить, пожалуйста?

Useful Questions

‘Should we wait for anyone else?’ Должны ли мы кого-то подождать?

‘Is … joining the call today?’ Присоединится ли к нам сегодня [имя]?

Please could you speak more loudly? Вы не могли бы говорить громче?

Please could you speak more slowly? Вы не могли бы говорить помедленнее?

Could you repeat that please? Вы не могли бы повторить?

Can you see my screen? Вам видно мой экран?

Can you hear me? Вы меня слышите?


I hope you have found this article useful and, to those of you currently studying online- Удачи! For more COVID-specific vocabulary take a look at

Posted by Amy Wyatt

Привет! Меня зовут Amy. I study Russian and History at Durham University, and am currently interning and studying with Liden and Denz St Petersburg. I am particularly interested in Soviet and post-Soviet history, Russian literature, and current affairs.

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