Have 15-minute conversations in Russian after 90 days

A course that teaches you how to speak conversational Russian in 90 days.

Save years of effort and thousands of dollars.

I know people that have spent years trying to learn Russian - what did they get in return for all their effort and huge investment in classes? 

Best case scenario: they could read Russian and hold conversations. Worst case? The ability to mumble a couple of heavily-accented phrases and confuse native Russian speakers.

Why risk being the latter? Learning Russian is a complex skill. Many people think it's one of the hardest languages in the world.

Not only is the vocabulary completely different from English (any non-slavic language, really). Also, the pronounciation gives many students nightmares.

Can you say (or hear) the difference between Ш and Щ?


And I remember the day I found out Russian had 6 cases. Knowing only Dutch and English, that was the day I seriously considered quitting learning Russian forever.

Look, the problem why many people fail to reach a conversational level is not some personal flaw, laziness, or 'lack of motivation'. It's not even the fault of many language schools.

The problem is that most people take a one-sided approach. All grammar, no speaking? Yes, that's 90% of language classes.

All speaking, no grammar? That's what you hear from famous bloggers.

Or how about Duolingo's promise?

It's a great app to get some basic vocabulary. But there are 1000's of people who are Duolingo masters, yet can barely speak a coherent sentence...

The main problem today is not that the knowledge isn't available.

The main problem is that there's too much information available. And if you pick the wrong courses, or even the wrong approach for your personality... that can cost you years of fruitless learning.

Learning Russian is not like learning how to bake a delicious apple pie.

It's a complex skill with moving components. Memory, verbal cognition, processing speed and listening, all need to be trained to have conversations in Russian.

Duolingo is great for memorizing common words, but it does nearly nothing for the rest.

Learning Russian is more like picking a lock. Just focusing on one lever won't help you break it.

You need a clever tool set that focuses on gently moving each lever of the lock in position.

A verbal tool set that helps you:

  • learn words and remember them
  • understand SPOKEN Russian
  • connect grammar to speaking
  • form coherent sentences yourself

And most importantly: keep things reasonably fun for yourself to stay motivated in the longer haul.

That's why I'm offering you:

The Russian Conversational Blueprint

The course that teaches you how to have 15-minute conversations in Russian in 90 days.

What others say

"Crazy how a non native speaker can think and explain himself so easily in Russian. I'm shocked and amazed. I got a feeling as if a Russian left to Holland, and with time got an accent. You're a nice guy! Thank you for the channel!"

"As a pedagog, I'll tell you: you did a wonderful job! It's especially cool, how you captured and understood the Russian intonation). I wish you success with your further developing your Russian)"

About me

Ari Helderman

I'm a Dutch guy who started learning Russian 5 years ago. I got tired of seeing how many people struggle (or even quit) learning Russian because they're taking ineffective approaches. So I decided to make a course how I learned Russian at a high level - and how you can do the same.

What others say about me

"If I would speak, for example, English, like you speak Russian, I'd consider myself to be perfectly fluent in English. :)

"Wait, this guy isn't Russian? Here people from the Caucasus talk worse than him and consider that everything's fine."

"You did a great job, your Russian is at a good level."

"He's learning Russian for 5 years... And speaks it better, than my neighbour.. :)

Charming. Your Russian is at a good level. Almost no mistakes. I'm amazed! Good job. I'm charmed by the guy. 

-Justin Hammond

"Ari's Russian Conversational Blueprint optimizes your Russian-learning journey by providing a concise and pragmatic system to follow that adapts to how much free time you have to spend on Russian. It pulls together the fundamentals of a language from reading to speaking by breaking down how much time to dedicate to each aspect and the best resources to maintain your schedule in order to reach a conversational level as efficiently as possible." 

What you'll find in the course

Once you sign up you get access to the course so you can start the blueprint right away. 

The course itself takes you around 3 hours to go through. The 90 day program is divided into a 'start-up' phase (1 months), and an 'accelerator' phase (2 months). 

Each phase has their own daily actions that you should follow. While going through the course, you get specific resources, such as apps, movies, audio courses that I want you to download or bookmark. This is done so that you have quick access to the materials you need during the daily actions. 

Now all you need to do is TAKE ACTION on the program for the next 6 months, and you'll be speaking like a champion. 


Welcome and introduction

In the first module you get an overview of the course and how it's structured.


Why Russian is easy

The second module is all about debunking common myths why Russian is difficult. After going through this module you will be full of energy to get started.


Learn the 1000 most common words

Vocabulary is incredibly important, especially when learning Russian. There are few cognates (words that are similar in both Russian and English), so you need to focus on this. I'll teach you the easiest way to learn the 1000 most common words.


Understand cases and verb conjugations

All other grammar you will learn through immersing yourself into the Russian culture. Cases and verb conjugations require extra attention. After this module you know how to get both of them down in 6 months.


Use passive learning to your advantage

Passive learning gets a bad rap in the language learning community. But if you use it strategically together with other methods (like the ones in this course), you can skyrocket your progress of (understanding) spoken Russian in a short period of time.



Module 3, 4 and 5 lay the foundation to speak. Actually practicing speaking cements things together in your brain. After this module you'll know how to make daily progress in speaking, even if you don't have any native Russian speakers to practice with.



A quick summary and step-by-step overview of the 6 month blueprint.

A couple of highlights from the course:

Massive Input Method

Learn how to quickly improve your understanding of spoken Russian.


Find out how to easily learn new words, and make sure you remember them.


Master grammar with this gradual method to ensure you speak correctly.

Clear Speaking Practice

Learn how to speak correctly and make your speech more clear, even if you don't know any native speakers to practice with.


During conversational speaking practice you develop an 'on your feet' speaking ability that gets you compliments from native speakers.


Learn how to implement each of the 4 main habits in the course for maximal 'stickiness' so you make progress on autopilot.

Additional Content

50 Russian Movies

50 Russian movies you can watch to improve your understanding of spoken Russian and have fun. 35 include English subtitles.

Accent Accelerator

A step by step guide to improve your pronunciation of difficult letters and improve your Russian accent.

100 Russian TV series

Access to 100 classic, and modern Russian series to help you better understand spoken Russian. 52 are with English subtitles.

35 Dual Language Books

35 books that have Russian on the left side, and English on the right side. This helps you learn to read Russian, and is a fun activity.

*The 35 dual language books are classic Russian and English literature and include the following titles: Anna Karenina, Alice in wonderland, Brothers Karamazov, Cossacks, Crime and Punishment, Dead souls, Dracula, Emeperor's New Clothes, Father Goriot, Frankenstein, Garden of Paradise, Idiot, Ivanhoe, Little woman, Pinocchio, Rosalie Prudent, Adventures of Tom Sawyer, Canterville Ghost, Hunchback of Notre Dam, Magic Skin, Master and Margarita, Kashtanka, My Childhood, Ole Lukoie, Picture of Dorian Grey, Prince and Pauper, Selfish Giant, The Insulted and Injured, The Lady and the Dog, The Little Mermaid, The Princess and the Pea, The Snow Queen, The Tomb, Viy, and War and Peace. A total of more than 500 hours to enjoy and practice reading in Russian.

Why this course is different from other methods of learning Russian

Most courses about learning Russian are made by native Russian speakers. That's great if you want to learn grammar, but they're not that helpful for speaking.

I'm a native Dutch speaker. I learned Russian the hard way. I've gone through all the mistakes myself. I know how it feels to learn Russian from scratch. I also didn't know the alphabet when I started. I struggled with Russian cases. And spend a lot of time figuring out how to learn (and remember) weird sounding Russian words.

Also, the course is not a Russian words or grammar guide. It won't teach you the 100 most common phrases you need as a tourist. Or how to conjugate the genitive case for plural masculine nouns. Anyone can find that with 1 Google search. The course is a method that explains you how you can effectively learn Russian from home. 

You'll avoid all the common mistakes that Russian learners make. You'll save tons of time, energy and money by following an effective method that focuses on speaking.

You can listen to my Russian below

Who should buy this course
( + who shouldn't) ?

This course is for:

  • people learning from home
  • beginners - or intermediate students who struggle with speaking
  • people who want to speak real Russian
  • people who need results quickly
  • people with internet access

This course is not for:

  • people who want to follow real life classes
  • intermediate students who are happy with their speaking ability
  • people who want to learn Russian to read literature, not to communicate
  • people who have all the time of the world
  • people without internet access

It's an investment, really.

If you want to learn Russian, you have several options in 2021:

  • Go to university: plan to pay $10,000 to $50,000 and 4 years of your life.
  • Move to Russia: potentially super effective, but life changing.
  • Take classes: depending where you live, you'll pay $20 to $50 per class. 3 times per week for 52 weeks is on average $5460.
  • Online tutors: the average private Russian teacher online is $9 per hour. Again 3 times per week for 52 weeks is $1404

I know this is like comparing apples to pears in a way, but the point stands. Why risk getting an old-fashioned class/teacher/university for a large price sticker? Especially since most classes and teachers use the old-fashioned 'high school' language lesson method, I wouldn't take the risk.

I've learned Russian on my own. I've never taken classes. This course teaches the principles I used to learn Russian. It uses modern technology and resources + it focuses on speaking.

Plus you'll get a 180 day guarantee, so there's nothing to lose.

You also get email access to me, so if at any point you're stuck with something, send me an email. I'm usually able to quickly pinpoint the problem, and give you concrete advice how to start progressing again.

That's why I invite you to join.

Russian Conversational Blueprint

Complete package


  • Course +
  • 50 Russian movies
  • Accent Accelerator
  • 100 Russian TV series
  • 35 Dual language books



This course gives you the most effective plan to learn Russian I know of. If you follow all the instructions, you will be having simple conversations after 2 months. And intermediate conversations after 6 months.

After that, you will have built the correct habits to keep on progressing. So you will be speaking better and better every month. That's huge. Imagine how well you'd speak in 2, or even 5 years down the road. Progress will be incredible.

I'm confident in my abilities as a teacher, and in my method of helping you learn Russian.

If after 90 days you haven't experienced significant progress in Russian - and you've been following the plan - just let me know, and I'll refund you the money for the course.

-Max Jansen

"I expected a course filled with more Russian words, but this course has a strong emphasis on something more important: The psychology and logistics of learning. And perhaps most importantly: how to have fun! This is a clear, concise, no-nonsense, comprehensive how-to course on how to learn Russian in the 21st century.

Ari provides timelines and a step-by-step path for the most common types of lifestyles and schedules. He also sets appropriate expectations and gives me confidence that I can achieve a decent level of speaking within the given time-frames, if I just follow the schedules."

-Nick van Bommel

"It is no secret to an avid learner of any language that the internet is filled with courses and videos to help you achieve all your linguistic dreams. You probably tried a few of them yourself and found that after the honeymoon is over the struggle begins and you find you're having a harder time keeping to your studies.

That is where the Russian Conversational Blueprint comes in. It does not aim to learn you verbs, nouns or cases. Instead, it seeks to teach you HOW to learn the language itself, which makes it an immensely valuable course besides any course material you might already own."

"God, if you wouldn't say the stresses incorrectly in a couple of places - I would've never believed that Russian isn't your native language"

"Wow, you basically have a perfect pronounciation!"

"Ari, you're a smart guy! You have a very good pronunciation and accent, it's the first time I hear a Dutch person who speaks so clean Russian"

"Great Russian for a foreigner! I almost cannot believe, that it's possible to learn Russian to such a high level. I'm shocked.

There's no better time to start working on your Russian skills than NOW.

Don't delay - this is your chance to turn your dream of speaking fluent Russian into reality.

I'm ready to share all my experience and knowledge with you.

I guarantee that if you want to learn to speak conversational Russian - or upgrade your current skills - then this course is a Godsends for you.

It's $199 for the knowledge of a lifetime. And every single cent is backed by a full money-back guarantee for 90 days. You simply cannot lose.

I guess I've said all I can.

Sign up now.

Click the button below immediately, this very second, to secure your place:

Russian Conversational Blueprint

Complete package


  • Course +
  • 50 Russian movies
  • Accent Accelerator
  • 100 Russian TV series
  • 35 Dual language books


Thank you for considering buying the course. Learning spoken Russian is a difficult task. But if I can help you achieve simple success in conversations within a few months of learning, you'll be so full of motivation, you'll never go back.

This is the course I wish I had taken when I started learning Russian 5 years ago.

Ari Helderman

Frequently Asked Questions

Is this course for me if I'm a complete beginner learning Russian?

Yes! When you login to the Student Area you'll find a “Welcome” module, that will guide you on how best to use the course and there are training materials to help you implement the Core Strategies of this course.

What happens after I join this course? Can I start right away?

You’ll get instant access to the members area of the course, and can start digging through the modules, course units, and bonuses immediately. You’ll be given a life-time membership, so you can access the course at any time, come back to units, use them as reference, and use it as guidance while learning Russian.

How long do I have access to the course?

How does lifetime access sound? After enrolling, you have unlimited access to this course for as long as you like - across any and all devices you own. You also get lifetime access to all future updates - updates are made at least once per year, with new lessons and bonuses packed with new strategies that are working for me.

I already know some Russian, will I benefit from doing this course?

Yes. The course includes the best strategies and techniques for progress and there are specific recommendations for the Acceleration Phase that you are in, so by implementing what you learn in the course you should be able to progress quickly. The course also includes specific strategies for speaking (even if you don't have a native speaker around) and how to improve your accent, which will make a big difference to your fluency.

I'm already bought another Russian course, why should I buy another one?

Well this one of the few courses made by a non-native speaker who reached fluency in Russian. I'm no guru, just a regular guy who decided many years ago to start learning Russian - and never stopped. This course is built on proven and real world strategies, the same ones I use to teach foreign languages to Russian people. Don't become a course collector, become a course implementor with the Conversational Russian blueprint.

Do you offer refunds?

Yup. There’s a 90-day money back guarantee, so there’s no risk to you to try it out. If you aren’t happy with the course or feel it’s not for you, just write in within 90 days and I’ll refund you in full.