15 educational sites with courses and video lectures in Russian

We have already talked about educational resources for those who are learning to create sites from scratch. We will not repeat, everything you need for programmers and web designers is here.

Today we will talk about resources of a broader profile. Such, where you can meet courses in various disciplines: from computer science to psychology. At the same time, some sites work for a certain target audience, for example businessmen, while others are happy to everyone who is hungry for knowledge. Some platforms are free, and some work by subscription. Some conduct training only online, others work and in offline. One thing is common: they all lay out courses and video lectures in Russian.


Format: Courses
Level: from introductory to basic
Cost: depends on the course; the package system operates

Platform LendWings – the brainchild of the company “Modern technology training,” dreaming of “giving battle to low-grade teaching material and do something useful for the Runet.” The resource offers training materials on business, design, photography, programming and other disciplines.

It is gratifying that there is free content, and paid courses can be purchased in packages (just a few pieces within one subject). And after glancing at the page of the course, you can not only find out what it is about, but also read what other users think of its usefulness. After passing the course, students are awarded certificates.

Theories and Practices

Format: video lectures
Level: from introductory to advanced
Cost: is free

A platform for those who are looking for knowledge and want to share them. Here’s how everything works. Event organizers add to the site information about the lectures, master classes, conferences they attend. And the inhabitants of Moscow and St. Petersburg find interesting events for themselves and visit them. But TP is also an online community. In the “Video” section you can find records of lectures on design, art, business, humanitarian and technical sciences. All videos are accompanied by an introductory description and are free.


Format: Courses
Level: from basic to advanced
Cost: depends on the program

Online learning platform, cooperating with leading universities of Russia: MGIMO, MSE MSU, IBDA, RASHiGS – only 10 higher educational institutions. The mission of the project is “to increase the competitiveness of Russian education in a dynamically developing and changing world, and also to respond objectively to the market demands of employers.”

The emphasis is not on individual video lectures, but on programs. Upon their completion, you can get either a diploma of the host institution (certificate of retraining, if the program was aimed at increasing professional knowledge), or an electronic document “Uniweb Rating”, or both. Currently, the program has announced 73 training programs. The prices for them vary depending on the prestige of the institution, duration of studies and other factors.

Business Environment

Format: courses, webinars
Level: from basic to advanced
Cost: “Premium” tariff – 1 750 rubles, “Basic” tariff – free of charge

This is a subsidiary of Sberbank of Russia. The online school “Business Environment” offers courses for entrepreneurs. “We have selected the most current knowledge for starting and developing your business,” the creators state. The lecturers of the platform are Russian and foreign experts in various fields of business. Training materials are grouped into four categories: wholesale business, retail business, services and manufacturing. The passage of a course is confirmed by a diploma. At the moment, they issued more than 10 thousand. With a basic free-of-charge tariff, 106 courses are available, the premium rate gives an opportunity to get acquainted with 60 best courses.


Format: courses, webinars
Level: from introductory to advanced
Cost: subscription for a month – 990 rubles; subscription for three months – 2 760 rubles; subscription for six months – 4 740 rubles; Subscription for a year – 8 280 rubles

An educational resource that positions itself as “a source of knowledge about doing business, realizing ideas and personal growth.” The project involves more than 320 lecturers, many of whom are stars in their industries. To date, the resource contains more than 150 courses on management, marketing, HR, sales, design and other disciplines. The collection is updated every month. During webinars you can not only listen to speakers, but also ask them questions, communicate with “fellow students”. Most courses are available for season tickets, but there are also free ones. After passing any course, you can get a certificate.


Format: video lessons
Level: from introductory to advanced
Cost: VIP rate for one year – 500 rubles

The portal was created by the company “Multimedia Technologies” with the support of the Foundation for Assistance to Small Innovative Enterprises in Science and Technology. The creators talk about their resource as a cloud service with multimedia electronic educational resources. You can not immediately tell on the interface. 🙂

The site has more than 250 video lessons lasting over 3,500 hours. Some of them are available directly from the browser, others require the installation of special software. Pleases the variety of topics: English, German, Chinese, Java, Photoshop, physics, traffic regulations, chess, marketing, and so on – students and students and long-working people will find interesting.


Format: Courses
Level: from basic to advanced
Cost: depends on the course; annual subscription – 790 rubles per month

The concept of the project “Netology” was invented by Julia Mikeda. Her spouse Maxim Spiridonov is the head of the holding “Netology-groups”, which, in addition to the online university, also includes the project “Foxford” – courses for schoolchildren. “Netology” teaches demanded Internet specialties: content marketing, SEO, SMM, web project management and so on. Undoubted advantages of the site are its lecture composition and the fact that at the end of the course students receive a diploma. In addition, thanks to the availability of mobile applications, you can learn almost anytime, anywhere.

Most courses are paid and very expensive. However, the site has a number of free classes and trial subscription periods.


This educational platform provides students with access to Russian-language courses, and private teachers the opportunity to earn or simply present their services. It is also assumed that through this platform, universities can implement their distance learning programs. There are not a lot of courses yet, but the variety of topics is pleasing – from fitness to business. Price lists also vary: there are free courses, there are those that cost ridiculous 10 rubles, and the cost of some is 10,000 rubles or more. After passing this or that course and passing the appropriate test, you can get a diploma. This process is not automated – you need to request by email. Also through e-mail, you can subscribe to new courses. According to the creators, they appear every month.


A platform for staff development, offering online courses in marketing, management, leadership, HR, project management, finance and other disciplines. Currently there are 1,046 video lections in the catalog. Classes are interactive: during the training you can ask questions to the teacher. In addition to courses, other types of training are also offered. For example, for sales managers – animated presentations and interactive simulators.

The manager can choose for his employees an already prepared training program or create an individual program based on current business tasks. Another nice feature: before the start of the training you can get tested and get a map of your knowledge and competences.


Academic educational project, which gathered video lectures of the best lecturers of Russia and publishes mass open online courses. The difference between the first and the second, in the first place, in timing. The “Lecterium” has more than 20 partners, they create online courses for the leading Russian universities.

The site has more than 4,000 hours of video. There are courses for schoolchildren and students, for students, as well as for professionals who want to improve their qualifications. Access to online courses, in contrast to full-time programs, is free. At the end of each week of training, and also after the completion of the entire course, testing is usually expected. Discuss the material you can go to the forum.


Nonprofit educational project for the humanities. History, art, literature, anthropology – these are the main thematic areas of the resource. Once every two weeks, on Thursdays, a new course on this or that topic appears on the site. Each course consists of several 15-minute video lectures and various additional materials (photographs, articles, dictionaries, tests and so on). All courses are free of charge. The site can be useful not only to people who are far from exact sciences, but also to technicians who want to expand their horizons and in an accessible form to get knowledge about unprecedented hitherto things.

Open Education

An educational project created by the National Platform for Open Education and offering online courses on basic subjects studied at Russian universities (MSU, St. Petersburg State University, MISiS, HSE, MIPT and others).

An important feature: you can not only get a certificate from the university about the passage of the online course, but also to read it when studying at the relevant educational institution. This approach is both a strong and a weak side of the project. On the one hand, all courses meet the requirements of federal state educational standards. On the other hand, courses are sometimes too specialized, imprisoned for training in a particular institution. To successfully master most of them, an interdisciplinary base is needed. Currently, the site offers 46 free courses in various areas of training: from mathematics to medical sciences.


It is the center of development of small and medium business. According to its co-founder Tatyana Smolyanova, the project’s goal is “to increase the contribution of small and medium-sized businesses in Russia to 35% of GDP.” Training materials, and this are offline trainings and online webinars, are aimed at helping beginners start and “not die”, and experienced businessmen – to grow and develop. If you issue an annual subscription, you will get access to the training and master classes that take place in Moscow, as well as to all additional materials (videos, case studies, lectures, etc.). In addition, the club card allows remote participation in certain courses (subject to technical availability) and the right to consult resource experts.


“Universirium” is an open electronic education system that provides free training programs from the best universities and teachers of the country.

The training is based on the sequential passage of the modules of courses lasting 7-10 weeks, depending on the complexity of the program. Each module consists of video lecture, independent work, homework, additional literature and testing. It is noteworthy that homework is checked not only by teachers, but also by other students, honing their knowledge. No one is expelled for testing failure – this is just a self-test. The subjects of the courses are extensive: chemistry, history, electronics, philosophy, marketing and so on. It is possible to enroll several people at once. The benefit is free. Even more simplifies learning the availability of mobile applications.

Attention TV

“Attention” is not quite an educational platform. This is the prize awarded to the best educational video projects. The maximum task is “to set the mode for self-education”, the minimum task is to make a convenient navigator for video lectures. The catalog includes more than 20 categories and hundreds of videos: business, foreign languages, sports, photography, health and much more. You can click on the categories for hours and view the interested videos, and especially loved to share with friends through social networks.

The above list of resources is not ranked.

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