Dmitry Petrov is a well-known linguist, the author of a unique method of teaching foreign languages. This innovative method has helped many people to overcome the language barrier. It combines the basics of everyday vocabulary and a friendly approach to grammar rules. This book is a basic course of the Russian language adapted for self-study. Divided into 16 lessons, it will be useful for the beginners as well as for those who continue learning Russian. Each lesson includes a number of practical exercises that will enable you to master the basic structures of the Russian language.