Have solid conversations in Russian in 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 the Russian language 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

That's why I've put together a step-by-step system to help you overcome these common obstacles, and ensure you reach your goal of having conversations in Russian within the next 90 days.

The Russian Conversational Blueprint isn't just a course. It's a system designed to take you by the hand and teach you the principles and strategies needed to become fluent in Russian.

And to provide the accountability and support system you crave.

Easy to follow instructions? Check ✅

Built in accountability? Check ✅

System to follow to speak Russian? Check ✅

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 the Russian language 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.

I've been featured on:

What others say about the course:

-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 Russian Conversational Blueprint:

Module 1: Learn the 1000 most common Russian words in 90 days

  • 2 Strategies you can apply to consistently learn 10 new words per day.
  • You'll learn memory techniques to ensure each new word 'sticks' in your memory.
  • How to learn new vocabulary in just 5 to 10 minutes per day.
  • Which 3 tools made the largest impact on my rapid acquisition of new vocabulary.
  • You'll learn how to make sure that learning new words becomes a habit, so you won't have to use discipline to learn vocabulary.
  • You'll learn a simple tool that helps you learn the correct stresses of every single word as you learn it.
  • You'll learn the 3 common memorizing techniques that absolutely don't work, so you'll save a lot of time learning new words.
  • You'll learn the exact system I used to learn thousands of words over the course of my studies.
  • A list of common mistakes which most people commit when learning new vocabulary.
  • How to make sure you won't forget new words over the long-term.

Objective: you'll learn exactly how to learn the 1000 most common words, so you have a solid base vocabulary to have conversations.

Module 2: Master Russian grammar

  • The exact system I used to gradually learn the Russian cases, so I could say them correctly when having conversations.
  • You'll learn an effective method to understand the Russian verb conjugation and how to apply it while speaking.
  • How to learn Russian grammar effectively, without leaving your home.
  • You'll find out how to learn Russian grammar without needing Russian classes, which allows you to save a lot of money. 
  • You'll learn how to effectively master Russian grammar in about 20 minutes per day within 90 days.
  • I'll show you a little technique you can use to sound more fluent than you actually are, which works especially well if you don't know the cases correctly yet.
  • You'll learn the 3 most common mistakes people make when learning Russian grammar, which prolongs their Russian learning by months if not years.
  • I'll show you my simple system I used to learn Russian grammar while commuting to work.
  • A roadmap of when to learn each part of the Russian grammar, so each thing you learn builds on top of the previous grammatical concept. This makes learning a lot more effective.
  • How to apply grammatical concepts while speaking, so that they 'stick' in your brain and you'll remember them better.

Objective: learn the Russian case system and verb conjugation, so you can effectively apply them while having conversations in Russian. 

Module 3: Improve your Russian understanding skills

  • 2 Simple strategies to do every day to improve your understanding of spoken Russian.
  • How to make learning new words and grammatical concepts 'addictive', so you look forward to it every single day.
  • You'll learn a 'gamification' tip to improve your vocabulary on autopilot.
  • You will learn how to distinguish between common expressions and non-common expressions, so your Russian sounds like a native speaker.
  • How to make sure your accent gets better every single week.
  • You'll learn an effective strategy to make learning Russian fun, and have hours fly by while you're practicing.
  • What the 3 common mistakes are when people try to 'passively' learn Russian, which makes all their effort wasted.
  • What to do if you struggle understanding where words start and end, when you listen to a native speaker talk.
  • 3 Strategies you can apply when you need to quickly improve your understanding of spoken Russian.
  • How to practice listening to spoken Russian, when you don't know any native Russian speakers that can talk to you.

Objective: ensure you understand native Russian speakers, so that you can have conversations with them.

Module 4: Speak like a native speaker

  • 3 Strategies to practice speaking Russian even if you don't have anyone to practice conversations with.
  • 2 Forms of spoken Russian practice you must do in order to have solid conversations.
  • How to sound more fluent than you actually are.
  • A simple method for overcoming fear of speaking.
  • How to speak without making grammatical errors.
  • How to speak fast, while keeping your speech understandable.
  • 3 Common mistakes people make when trying to have Russian conversations.
  • How to keep the conversation going, even if you don’t know a specific word in Russian.
  • Where to practice Russian conversations, even if you don't know any native Russian speakers.
  • My exact system how I manage to speak Russian so well.

Objective: learn how to express your thoughts quickly and correctly, so that native Russian speakers understand what you mean.

Module 5: Step-by-step system to have conversations in 90 days

  • A step-by-step program on how to improve your Russian every single day for 90 days.
  • Schedule for busy people (less than 30 minutes per day)
  •  A schedule for people with a lot of time (more than 1 hour per day)
  • How to ensure you build habits that ensure you keep on progressing, even after the 90 days have ended.
  • 3 strategies to regain motivation if you're going through a tough time.
  • Exact overview of how much it costs to learn Russian well.
  • How to make sure you never quit learning Russian.
  • Common mistakes people make, that ensure they'll never become fluent in Russian.
  • What to do if you're struggling with a specific part of the Russian language, and how to overcome this.
  • 3 Strategies to keep learning Russian fun.

Objective: give you a specific framework to follow, so you can have intermediate conversations after 90 days of learning.

4 Additional Bonuses

In addition to the main course, you'll also get access to the following bonuses. They are resources I've collected over the years that have helped me a lot to improve my Russian.


50 Russian Movies

Access to 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 conversational 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.

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:

The Russian Conversational Blueprint

Basic package


  • Russian Conversational Blueprint

Complete package


  • Russian Conversational Blueprint
  • 50 Russian Movies
  • Accent Accelerator
  • 100 Russian TV series
  • 35 Dual language books

Coaching PACKAGE


  • Russian Conversational Blueprint
  • 50 Russian Movies
  • Accent Accelerator
  • 100 Russian TV series
  • 35 Dual language books
  • 12 Week private coaching*

*A weekly 30 minute coaching call with me.

Once per week for 12 weeks.

Serious inquiries only.

6 spots left.

90 Day Money Back Guarantee

Speak Russian in 90 Days or Your Money Back

This course gives you the most effective plan to learn Russian I know of. If you follow the instructions, you will be having simple conversations after 4 weeks. And intermediate conversations after 90 days.

After that, you will have built the correct habits to keep on progressing. So you speak better every single month that passes. That's huge. Imagine how well you will speak in 6 months, or even 2 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 your Russian speaking skills, just let me know and I'll refund the FULL payment for the course.

90 Days


What others say about 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."

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 $79 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:

The Russian Conversational Blueprint

Basic package


  • Russian Conversational Blueprint

Complete package


  • Russian Conversational Blueprint
  • 50 Russian Movies
  • Accent Accelerator
  • 100 Russian TV series
  • 35 Dual language books

Coaching PACKAGE


  • Russian Conversational Blueprint
  • 50 Russian Movies
  • Accent Accelerator
  • 100 Russian TV series
  • 35 Dual language books
  • 12 Week private coaching*

*A weekly 30 minute coaching call with me.

Once per week for 12 weeks.

Serious inquiries only.

6 spots left.

Thank you for considering buying the course. Learning conversational 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 the Russian language 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 the Russian language.

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 language 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 conversational 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.