"Survival Russian" is intended for a very wide audience of Russian language students. It can be used by those studying Russian at the beginning, intermediate, or advanced levels, and also by business people who have little time for intensive study of the language. This textbook will not only supply you with background on Russian etiquette and traditions, but will teach you the vocabulary and grammar to put your cultural knowledge to use. It is divided into chapters, not about grammar, but about themes covering the most essential aspects of everyday life, such as meeting people, getting around the city, shopping, etc. Each lesson includes the following material on a given theme: Cultural commentary, vocabulary list, grammar tables, commentary, exercises, dialogs, quizzes. Parallel text in Russian and English.