A list of useful links for Expats, and for English teachers in particular. (originally posted by Harry)
MAINSTREAM NEWS:

http://www.russiajournal.ru/ (The Russia Journal)
http://www.gazeta.ru/english/ (GAZETA.RU)
http://www.gazeta.ru/index.shtml (.ru - in Russian)
http://www.vesti.ru/ (.ru - in Russian)
http://www.themoscowtimes.com/ (The Moscow Times)
http://english.mn.ru/english/ (The Moscow News)
http://www.mosnews.com/ (MOSNEWS.COM)
http://en.rian.ru/rian/index.cfm (Russian News & Information Agency Novosti)
http://www.itar-tass.com/eng/ (ITAR-TASS - official State news agency)
http://www.kremlin.ru/eng (President of Russia - The Kremlin)
http://www.interfax.ru/e/0/0/0.html (interfax - headline news)
http://www.vor.ru/index_eng.html (Radio Voice of Russia / audio)
http://www.rferl.org/reports/rpw/ (Russian Political Weekly)
http://www.cdi.org/russia/ (CDI Russia Weekly)
http://www.internews.ru/en/ (Internews Russia)
http://www.prima-news.ru/eng/ (-NEWS)
http://russianews.net/ (Russia News)
http://www.russiapost.com/ (Russia Post)
http://www.sptimesrussia.com/ (The St. Petersburg Times)
http://vn.vladnews.ru/ (Vladivostok News)
http://sakhalinindependent.com/ (The Sakhalin Independent)
http://www.chechentimes.org/en/ (The Chechen Times)
http://www.chechnyanews.com/ (Chechnya News)
http://www.eurasianet.org/ (EurasiaNet.org)
http://centralasianews.net/ (Central Asia News)
http://www.interfax.com/ (interfax Information Services)
http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/europe/default.stm (BBC / Europe)
http://www.rferl.org/ (Radio Free Europe / Radio Liberty)
http://news.google.com/ (Google World News)


BUSINESS NEWS:

http://www.gateway2russia.com/ (Gateway-2-Russia)
http://www.rbcnews.com/ (RosBusinessConsulting)
http://www.interfax.com/ (interfax Information Services)
http://www.waytorussia.net/business/ (WayToRussia)
http://eng.expert.ru/ (Expert)


ALTERNATIVE NEWS:

http://www.exile.ru/ (the eXile - rated PG-13)
http://english.pravda.ru/ (Pravda - Communist Party news & views)
http://ari.ru/eng/ (ARI.ru - Russian Nationalist news & views)


LEARN RUSSIAN ON-LINE:


learn to read Russian

http://home.freeuk.com/russica2/index.html (Cyrillic alphabet & more)
http://www.geocities.com/Colosseum/...5/alphabet.html (Cyrillic alphabet)
http://www.masterrussian.com/blalphabet.shtml (MasterRussian.com / Cyrillic alphabet with audio)
http://www.learningrussian.com/alphabet.htm (Cyrillic alphabet & more / audio)
http://www.waytorussia.net/WhatIsRussia/Russian.html (WayToRussia / audio)
http://ruslang.com (RusLang.com - Cyrillic alphabet & more)
http://virtualrussia.net/ucheb/main.htm (Virtual Russia)
http://community.middlebury.edu/~be...alphabet0.shtml (Cyrillic alphabet)
http://langintro.com/rintro/index.htm (An Introduction to Russian / audio)
http://www.semiology.com/rwt/read-russian/index.html (learn to read Russian / audio)

build your vocabulary

http://masterrussian.com/ (MasterRussian.com / audio)
http://ruslang.com/ (RusLang.com - with interactive exercises and information about Russia)
http://www.learningrussian.com/index.htm (LearningRussian.com)
http://langintro.com/rintro/index.htm (An Introduction to Russian / audio)
http://www.semiology.com/rwt/index.html (Russian Web Tutor / audio)
http://www.waytorussia.net/WhatIsRussia/Russian.html (WayToRussia / audio)
http://www.languageguide.org/russian/ (LanguageGuide.org)
http://www.travlang.com/languages/ (scroll waaaaay down and click on the Russian flag / audio)
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/East_Slavic_languages (Wikipedia - East Slavic Languages)
http://www.meighan.net/alexander/ (Russian for Lovers / audio)
http://www.roxana.spb.ru/russian.htm (basic phrases for beginners)
http://www.geocities.com/Colosseum/...-greetings.html (greetings & farewells)
http://community.middlebury.edu/~be...gns/signs.shtml (100 signs in Russian)
http://www.geocities.com/Colosseum/...7635/names.html (Russian nicknames)

learn Russian grammar

http://masterrussian.com/ (MasterRussian.com / audio)
http://ruslang.com/ (RusLang.com - with interactive exercises and information about Russia)
http://www.learningrussian.com/index.htm (LearningRussian.com)
http://www.departments.bucknell.edu/russian/language/ (grammar reference - Bucknell U.)
http://www.semiology.com/rwt/index.html (Russian Web Tutor / audio)
http://www.linguarus.com/Program/ (Linguarus.com)
http://www.russnet.org/home.php (RUSSNET - Real Player format - requires registration)

online English-Russian dictionaries & language tools

http://area51.berkeley.edu/~dima/stuff/rus/ (Dima Chirkin)
http://www.multitran.ru/ (Multitran)
http://old.www.cityline.ru/cgi-bin/dict/engrus.pl (Stanislav Sinyagin)
http://www.rambler.ru/dict/enru/ (Rambler)
http://lingvo.yandex.ru/ (Lingvo-Yandex)
http://www.translit.ru/ (Translit.ru)
http://www.translate.ru/default.asp?lang=en (Online Translator by PROMT Co.)


RUSSIAN LITERATURE IN ENGLISH TRANSLATION:

http://jrusk.tripod.com/russian/russian.html (alphabetical index of Russian authors)
http://www.geocities.com/ruslitonweb/ (alphabetical index of Russian authors)
http://home.freeuk.com/russica2/index.html (Russica Miscellanea - excellent!)
http://www.alexanderpalace.org/ (Alexander Palace - excellent!)
http://onlinebooks.library.upenn.edu/ (The Online Books Page - hosted by University of Pennsylvania)
http://www.websher.net/ (Benjamin Sher's Russian Web)
http://www.online-literature.com/tolstoy/ (index of Leo Tolstoy)
http://digital.library.upenn.edu/we...lookup?num=4761 (Leo Tolstoy - "The Cossacks")
http://www.online-literature.com/dostoevsky/ (index of Fyodor Dostoevsky)
http://www.online-literature.com/anton_chekhov/ (index of Anton Chekhov)
http://www.pushkins-poems.com/ (Pushkin's Poems - English/Russian)
http://jollyroger.com/poems/authorf...eyevich+Pushkin (Pushkin)
http://home.freeuk.net/russica2/boo...k/cap/doch.html (Pushkin - "The Captain's Daughter")
http://lib.ru/LITRA/PUSHKIN/ENGLISH/kneller01.txt (Pushkin poetry)
http://www.kulichki.com/poems/ (poetry - various authors - English/Russian)
http://www.tonykline.free-online.co.uk/ClearVoices.htm (25 poems - various authors)
http://www.pushkins-poems.com/lerm01.htm (Lermontov - English/Russian)
http://home.freeuk.net/russica2/books/ray/ray.html (Mikhail Bulgakov - "The Fateful Eggs")
http://lib.ru/BULGAKOW/master97_engl.txt (Mikhail Bulgakov - "The Master and Margarita")
http://community.middlebury.edu/~beyer/gl/intro.html (Andrei Bely - "Glossolalia")
http://www.nabokov.tk/ (Nabokov Library)
http://www.hunter.cuny.edu/classics/russian/nabokov/ (Nabokov - Prof. Elizabeth Beaujour)
http://www.theatlantic.com/issues/2000/04/nabokov1.htm (Nabokov - "Father's Butterflies")
http://members.aol.com/MHoll/Tales/...lktalePage.html (Russian Folk Tales)
http://www.russia-in-us.com/Children/ (Russian fables - in Real Player G2 format or text)
http://www.geocities.com/Athens/Delphi/6422/tale.html (Russian Fairy Tales)
http://www.marxists.org/archive/len.../date/index.htm (Lenin Internet Archive)
http://www.waytorussia.net/WhatIsRussia/Literature.html (intro to Russian literature)


THE FINE ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT:

http://www.rusmuseum.ru/eng/ (The State Russian Museum - St. Petersburg)
http://www.hermitagemuseum.org/html_En/index.html (The State Hermitage Museum - St. Petersburg)
http://www.peterhof.org/ind.html (Peterhof - St. Petersburg)
http://www.museum.ru/gmii/defengl.htm (The Pushkin State Museum of Fine Arts - Moscow)
http://www.tretyakovgallery.ru/english/ (The State Tretyakov Gallery - Moscow)
http://www.bolshoi.ru/announces_eng.shtml (The Bolshoi Theatre - Moscow)
http://www.kremlin-gkd.ru/index.htm (The Kremlin Ballet Theatre - Moscow)
http://www.mariinsky.spb.ru/en (The Mariinsky Theatre - St. Petersburg)
http://kirov.com/ (The Kirov Ballet - St. Petersburg)
http://www.alexanderpalace.org/ (Alexander Palace - excellent!)
http://www.gif.ru/eng/ (GIF.Ru - Art of Russia)
http://www.auburn.edu/academic/libe.../art/index.html (Russian Art Gallery)
http://www.artinfo.ru/ (From Russia With Art)
http://www.guelman.ru/eng/gallery/ (Marat Guelman Gallery of Contemporary Art - Moscow & Kiev)
http://www.galleries.ru/ (Russian Gallery of Modern Paintings - Moscow)
http://www.leningradschool.com/ (Leningrad School - Soviet Fine Art Collection - St. Petersburg)
http://art.tsu.ru/sibart/gallery.html (SibArtNet Virtual Gallery)
http://www.art-gallery.kiev.ua/leo.vitkovsky/ (Leo Vitkovsky's Virtual Art Gallery - Kiev, Ukraine)
http://www.paintingofrussia.com/index1.php (ART-VOLGA Gallery)
http://www.rml.org.ru/ (The State Russian Museum Art Library)
http://www.nlr.ru:8101/eng/ (The National Library of Russia)
http://www.classicalmusic.spb.ru/ (Classical Music of St. Petersburg)
http://all-photo.ru/index.en.html (all-photo.ru / main index)
http://www.loc.gov/exhibits/empire/ (The Empire That Was Russia - the Prokudin-Gorskii photo gallery)
http://www.russia-in-us.com/ (Little Russia In Us)
http://www.pbs.org/weta/faceofrussia/ (The Face of Russia)
http://www.lifestyle.ru/ (Lifestyle - leisure & entertainment news)
http://eng.moscowout.ru/ (MoscowOut - leisure & entertainment news)
http://eng.peterout.ru/ (PeterOut - leisure & entertainment news)
http://www.afisha.ru/ (.ru - leisure & entertainment news - in Russian only)
http://www.ticketsofrussia.ru (Tickets Of Russia)
http://www.geocities.com/rusatg/index.html (Directory of Russian & Soviet Films)
http://russian-crafts.com/index.html (Russian-Crafts.com)
http://www.ruscuisine.com/ (Russian recipes & cuisine)
http://www.uznay-prezidenta.ru/ (President Putin's animated website for kids - in Russian only)
http://edit.weblist.ru/english/Arts..._and_galleries/ (museums & galleries)
http://www.hunter.cuny.edu/classics...n/russianlinks/ (Elina Yuffa's Russian Links)


RUSSIAN CITIES ON THE WEB:

http://www.waytorussia.net/Moscow/Guide.html (WayToRussia - Moscow)
http://www.lifestyle.ru/ (Lifestyle - Moscow leisure & entertainment news)
http://eng.moscowout.ru/ (MoscowOut - leisure & entertainment news)
http://www.moscow-guide.ru/ (official tourism homepage - Moscow)
http://www.infoservices.com/moscow/ (Traveller's Yellow Pages - Moscow)
http://www.moscowcity.com/ (MoscowCity.com)
http://www.interknowledge.com/russia/moscow01.htm (Exploring Moscow)
http://www.unclepasha.com/ (Uncle Pasha's homepage - Moscow)
http://www.russiangirlfriday.com/ (Olesya's homepage - Moscow)
http://www.friends-partners.org/old...nt/life/ml.html (Moscow Life)
http://www.moscow-taxi.com/ (Moscow-Taxi)
http://all-moscow.ru/index.en.html (All-Moscow)
http://sunsite.cs.msu.su/moscow/ (The Moscow Guide)
http://www.carnegie.ru/en/ (The Carnegie Moscow Center)
http://www.waytorussia.net/SaintPetersburg/Guide.html (WayToRussia - St. Petersburg)
http://www.sptimesrussia.com/ (The St. Petersburg Times)
http://eng.peterout.ru/ (PeterOut - leisure & entertainment news)
http://petersburgcity.com/ (Petersburg City)
http://www.infoservices.com/stpete/index.html (Traveller's Yellow Pages - St. Petersburg)
http://visit-spb.nm.ru/en/index.html (Visit St. Petersburg - Tatiana's homepage)
http://www.interknowledge.com/russia/peter01.htm (Exploring St. Petersburg)
http://www.saint-petersburg.com/ (Saint-Petersburg.com)
http://www.bravosolutions.com/ (St. Petersburg - From a Different Perspective)
http://beachballs.blogspot.com/ (Deep Thoughts by Nadia)
http://www.other.spb.ru/index.html (The Other St. Petersburg)
http://www.roxana.spb.ru/aboutspb.htm (St. Petersburg Travel Guide)
http://www.petersburg-russia.com/ (Petersburg-Russia.com)
http://www.kaliningradexpert.org/ (Kaliningrad Expert)
http://www.gov.kaliningrad.ru/en_intro.php3 (Kaliningrad Regional Administration)
http://alphais.inep.ksc.ru/knet_in/about_kola.htm (the Kola Peninsula & Murmansk region)
http://www.infoservices.com/novg/index.html (Traveller's Yellow Pages - Novgorod)
http://www.unn.runnet.ru/nn/ (Nizhniy Novgorod)
http://www.vyborg.net/ (Vyborg Information Portal)
http://www.head.vyborg.ru/en/ (Vyborg Administration)
http://www.infoservices.com/vyborg/index.html (Traveller's Yellow Pages - Vyborg)
http://www.udmnet.ru/udmitem/ (Izhevsk, Votkinsk, Glazov, Mozhga, Kambarka & Sarapul)
http://www.botik.ru/PZ/ (Pereslavl - Zalessky)
http://www.udm.ru/ (Udmurtia region & Izhevsk)
http://www.ekaterinburg.tv/ (Ekaterinburg Travel)
http://www.uran.net/docs/rostov/Tour.html (Rostov-on-Don)
http://www.rsu.ru/region/home.html (Rostov-on-Don)
http://www.sochi.com/autoindex.shtml.en (Big Sochi)
http://eng.sochi.cityout.ru/ (Sochi leisure & entertainment news)
http://www.kcn.ru/tat_en/kazan/ (Kazan)
http://www.samaratour.com/cgi-bin/new/st.cgi?l=e (Samara)
http://www.linguamir.com (Samara)
http://www.stayinsamara.com/samara-sites.htm ("We Are Samara People")
http://www.adm.samara.ru/en/ (Samara City Administration)
http://www.virtualtourist.com/m/38c2a/89d99/6/#T (Samara - Rogan's homepage)
http://www.allsiberia.com/novosibirsk/ (Novosibirsk)
http://www.ngs.ru/english/ (Novosibirsk City Site)
http://www.e-novosibirsk.com/ (E-Novosibirsk.com)
http://www.irkutsk.org/fed/title_eng.html (Irkutsk)
http://baikal.irkutsk.org/ (Irkutsk - Lake Baikal homepage)
http://www.yakutiatravel.com/eng/main.htm (Yakutsk region)
http://www.siberianomad.com/ (Siberia Nomad - 'Reindeer Safari in Siberia')
http://www.geocities.com/Tokyo/2673/index.html (Khabarovsk)
http://vn.vladnews.ru/ (Vladivostok news)
http://www.in-russia.net/vlad/english.html (Vladivostok)
http://www.sakhalin.ru/Engl/ (Sakhalin & the Kuriles)
http://www.outpostexpat.nl/sakhalin/ (Outpost Sakhalin)
http://www.traveleastrussia.com/sakhalin.html (Travel East Russia - Sakhalin)
http://www.karafuto.com/ (Secret of Sakhalin Island)
http://online.sakh.com/en/ (Sakhalin Online)
http://www.waytorussia.net/destinations.html (WayToRussia - Cities & Regions Index)
http://www.talesmag.com/rprweb/home.shtml (Real Post Reports - World Index)
http://reference.allrefer.com/encyc...ies/cisgeo.html (AllRefer.com - CIS City Index)
http://www.greatestcities.com/Europe/Russia.html (Greatest Cities - Index of Russian cities)
http://www.virtualtourist.com/vt/38a/ (Virtual Tourist - Russia Travel Guide)
http://www.tourintel.ru/cities/index.html (Academservice - CIS Index)
http://www.city.ru/ (City.ru - some links may lead to Russian language websites)


HOTELS / APARTMENTS / HOMESTAYS / HOSTELS:

http://www.cheap-moscow.com/ (Uncle Pasha's budget hotels, hostels & homestays - from $10 per night!)
http://www.hotels-moscow.ru/ (nice mix of hotels from $34 - Moscow)
http://www.hotels-moscow.ru/eng/spb/index.html (nice mix of hotels - St. Petersburg)
http://www.hotels.msk.ru/ (Hotels Reservation Centre)
http://www.hotelsrussia.com/ (online reservation center - Russia)
http://www.tourintel.ru/index.html (online reservation center - Russia/CIS/Baltic States)
http://www.all-hotels.ru/index.en.html (online reservation center - Russia /CIS/Baltic States)
http://www.waytorussia.net/Services/Accommodation.html (WayToRussia - a variety of options here!)
http://flatmates.ru/eng/ (Flatmates.ru - flatmate matching service c/o WayToRussia)
http://www.hostelz.com/ (reviews, photos & on-line booking for hostels worldwide)
http://www.uaapartments.com/ (Ukraine Apartments - from $29)
http://cityrealtyrussia.com/ (Moscow & St. Petersburg - quality apartments)
http://www.nevsky88.com/ (Moscow & St. Petersburg - quality apartments)


VISA INFORMATION: (Decent schools will arrange a proper visa for you!)

http://www.waytorussia.net/RussianVisa/ (WayToRussia)
http://www.visahouse.com/default.asp (Visa House)
http://www.visatorussia.com/ (VisaToRussia)
http://www.visatorussiaonline.com/ (Empire of Tourism, LLC)
http://www.ukraine-visa.com/ (Ukraine-Visa)
http://www.russian-embassy.info/ (Russian Embassies & Consulates worldwide)
http://www.russianembassy.net/ (Russian Embassies & Consulates worldwide)


FOREIGN EMBASSY & CONSULATE WEBSITES:

http://www.great-britain.mid.ru/ (Russian Embassy in Great Britain)
http://www.rusemblon.org/ (Russian Consulate in London)
http://www.russianembassy.org/ (Russian Embassy in Washington D.C.)
http://www.ruscon.com/ (Russian Consulate in New York City)
http://www.britemb.msk.ru/index_ie.htm (British Embassy in Moscow)
http://www.britain.spb.ru/ (British Consulate in St. Petersburg)
http://www.britain.sky.ru/ (British Consulate in Ekaterinburg)
http://www.usembassy.ru/ (United States Embassy in Moscow)
http://www.stpetersburg-usconsulate.ru/ (United States Consulate in St. Petersburg)
http://www.dfait-maeci.gc.ca/canada...sia/menu-en.asp (Canadian Embassy in Moscow)
http://www.rusembcanada.mid.ru/ (Russian Embassy in Ontario, Canada)
http://www.australianembassy.ru/ (Australian Embassy in Moscow)
http://www.nzembassy.msk.ru/ (New Zealand Embassy in Moscow)
http://www.saembassy.ru/index.php (South African Embassy in Moscow)
http://www2.tagish.co.uk/Links/CIS/ (foreign Embassies & Consulates - CIS)
http://www.fco.gov.uk/ (UK Foreign & Commonwealth Office - UK Embassies abroad)
http://usembassy.state.gov/ (US State Department - US Embassies abroad)
http://www.dfait-maeci.gc.ca/world/...ies/menu-en.asp (Canadian Embassies abroad)
http://www.dfat.gov.au/missions/ (Australian Embassies abroad)


VISA-RUN TO TALLINN, ESTONIA:

(For EFL teachers in Russia who need a new visa, Tallinn is safe, easy and convenient - and does not require an entry visa for UK and US citizens. The distance from Moscow to Tallinn is 860 km. You can take a train or fly cheaply on Aeroflot.)

http://www.tourism.tallinn.ee/index.uk.php (About Tallinn)
http://www.tallinn.info/html/ (Digital Tallinn - City Guide)
http://www.balticsww.com/tourist/estonia/ (Estonia & Tallinn Tourist Guide)
http://tallinn.ee/eng/ (Tallinn City Administration homepage)
http://www.tourism.tallinn.ee/map.php? (city map of Tallinn - click to zoom in)
http://www.tallinn.ee/eng/kaart (city map of Tallinn - click to zoom in)
http://www.wris.ee/eng/ (Wris Ltd. - Estonia hotels & related travel information)
http://www.estonia.mid.ru/ (Russian Embassy / Tallinn) This website is available only in Russian, so here are a few basic facts in English: To apply for a visa, they are open Monday to Friday from 9am to 12 noon, and again from 2pm to 5pm, at which time you can go back and pick up your passport. Same-day and next-day express service is available. The cost of your visa will depend on the type of visa you are applying for, as well as your Nationality. In addition to your passport, official invitation and 2 passport photos, you *may* be asked to present an HIV test and proof of medical insurance. Embassy Address: #19 Pikk Street, EE-0200, Tallinn (located in the Old Town - all taxi drivers know this address) Phone: +372 443-014 / Fax: +372 (2) 443-773 / E-mail: vensaat@online.ee / NOTE: the Visa Department is located around the corner from the main Embassy entrance!


AIRLINE TICKETS:

http://www.avantix.ru/?lang=En (Avantix - Moscow)
http://www.gotorussia.net/tickets.php3 (GoToRussia - Atlanta, Georgia)
http://www.waytorussia.net/Services/AirlineTickets.html (WayToRussia - Moscow)


METRO MAPS:

http://www.urbanrail.net/eu/euromet.htm (UrbanRail - all cities of Europe Index)
http://www.metro.ru/ (Moscow Metro homepage - in Russian only)
http://www.cityvision2000.com/transport/metro_map.htm (St. Petersburg)
http://www.ekaterinburg.tv/underground.htm (Ekaterinburg)
http://www.waytorussia.net/Siberia/...birskMetro.html (Novosibirsk)


MAPS:

http://www.worldatlas.com/webimage/...lor/rucolor.htm (large color map of Russia)
http://map.rin.ru/index_e.html (regional map of Russia - click to zoom in)
http://www.lib.utexas.edu/maps/comm...h/russia.94.jpg (Russia - major cities, roads & rail lines)
http://www.lib.utexas.edu/maps/comm...ussia_rel94.jpg (large, shaded relief map of Russia)
http://www.lib.utexas.edu/maps/midd.../asia_ref02.jpg (Siberia & the Far East)
http://www.lib.utexas.edu/maps/comm...pe_pol_2003.jpg (CIS - Europe)
http://www.lib.utexas.edu/maps/comm...common_2002.jpg (CIS - Asia)
http://www.whererussia.com/?c0=mapindex (Moscow & St. Petersburg - click to zoom in)
http://www.eatlas.ru/english/default.htm (Moscow & St. Petersburg - click to zoom in)
http://www.lib.utexas.edu/maps/world_cities/moscow.jpg (Moscow)
http://www.infoservices.com/moscow/..._map/index.html (Moscow - click to zoom in)
http://www.infoservices.com/moscow/map/ (nice set of Moscow city maps)
http://www.lib.utexas.edu/maps/comm...moskva_1978.jpg (Moscow region)
http://www.themoscowtimes.com/trave...ehere/maps.html (Moscow & St. Petersburg)
http://www.infoservices.com/stpete/map/index.html (nice set of St. Petersburg city maps)
http://www.infoservices.com/stpete/map/center800.html (downtown St. Petersburg)
http://www.lib.utexas.edu/maps/worl...s/leningrad.jpg (St. Petersburg - old map, nice detail)
http://lak-12.org/piter/maps/ (large index of St. Petersburg maps)
http://alphais.inep.ksc.ru/knet_in/map/map1.html (Kola Peninsula & Murmansk - click to zoom in)
http://map.geomap.ru/ (Sochi)
http://p.vtourist.com/197281.jpg (Nizhniy Novgorod - bird's eye view)
http://www.nn.ru/map/ (Nizhniy Novgorod - click to zoom in - Russian language)
http://www.waytorussia.net/CentralR...ovgorodMap.html (Novgorod)
http://mitra.udm.ru/Izhevsk/map.htm (Izhevsk - click to zoom in - Russian language)
http://www.in-russia.net/vlad/map/index-e.html (Vladivostok - click to zoom in - Russian language)
http://www.ekaterinburg.tv/images/M...rinburgmap2.jpg (Ekaterinburg)
http://www.yakutiatravel.com/eng/map/adminmap.htm (Yakutia)
http://www.irkutsk.org/fed/irkmap.html (Irkutsk - click to zoom in)
http://baikal.irkutsk.org/ng/ng.jpg (Lake Baikal - Irkutsk)
http://www.waytorussia.net/Siberia/Novosibirsk/Map.html (downtown Novosibirsk)
http://www.lib.utexas.edu/maps/comm...ibirsk_1960.jpg (Novosibirsk region)
http://sakhalin.al.ru/atlas.html (Sakhalin Island - click to zoom in)
http://map.sakh.com/ (map of South Sakhalin - click to zoom in)
http://www.lib.utexas.edu/maps/chechen.html (Chechnya maps)
http://www.lib.utexas.edu/maps/commonwealth.html (index of Russia & CIS maps)


SPECIALTY MAPS & IMAGES:

http://www.worldtimezone.com/time-russia1.htm (Russia time zones - small version)
http://www.worldtimezone.com/time-russia2.htm (Russia time zones - large version)
http://www.worldtimezone.com/index24.html (world time zones - 24hr clock)
http://www.worldtimezone.com/datetime.htm (world sun-clock map)
http://www.gesource.ac.uk/worldguide/satellite.html (satellite images - World Index - very cool!)
http://www.redtailcanyon.com/items/14972.aspx (satellite images - Russia & Kazakhstan)


WEATHER OVER RUSSIA:

http://meteo.infospace.ru/cities/html/index.ssi (city forecasts - Russia)
http://meteo.infospace.ru/cities_sng/html/index.ssi (city forecasts - CIS & Baltic States)
http://meteo.infospace.ru/ (weather forecast homepage)
http://smis.iki.rssi.ru/dataserv/engl/rus4.sht (live satellite weather images of Russia)
http://smis.iki.rssi.ru/dataserv/engl/w_data.htm (live satellite weather images of Russia)
http://smis.iki.rssi.ru/dataserv/engl/w_reg_e.htm (live satellite weather images - regional & city index)


WEBCAMS

Please note that some of these 'streaming' webcams require Axis Active-X Camera Control. You can download that here: http://www.axis.com/techsup/cam_servers/dev/activex.htm

http://webcam.mnc.ru/cam.htm (MSU Tower Webcam - Moscow)
http://www.ivan.ru/ (Ivan.ru - great photos of Moscow!)
http://online.wdr.de/online/eiszeit/webcam.phtml (Hotel Ukraina - Moscow)
http://webcam.mdmbank.com/default.htm (nice set of 6 Moscow webcams)
http://www.sheeft.com/ (Andrey Sheeft's homepage / 2 indoor webcams & photos - Moscow)
http://www.ipnet.ru/english/city/ (nice set of St. Petersburg webcams)
http://www.metrocom.ru/livevideo.htm (Nevskiy Prospekt - St. Petersburg)
http://modul.spb.ru/Video/default.asp (The Warsaw Terminal - St. Petersburg)
http://www.livecam.ru/main.php (Moika River Embankment - St. Petersburg)
http://rustrubprom.ru/en/cam.php/11_0_5_0_C/ (St. Petersburg Aquarium webcam)
http://80.87.206.12/ (Liden & Denz Office-cam - St. Petersburg)
http://camera.kemernet.ru/index1024.htm (Kemerovo - fantastic!)
http://rnd.ru/webcam/ (Rostov-on-Don)
http://cam.radissonsas.ru/webcamera.html (SAS Radisson Hotel Pool-cam - Sochi)
http://www.luch.sochi.ru/webcamera.htm ( Hotel Lobby-cam - Sochi)
http://webcam.nv-key.ru/ (5 cams in Nizhniy Vartovsk)
http://www.nashe.ru/video/webcam.php3 ( - 4 live studio webcams!)
http://www.vbg.ru/ (Vyborg Street-cam - excellent!)
http://webcam.lnd.ru/ (Novosibirsk)
http://webcam.sibproject.ru/ (Novosibirsk)
http://www.ngs.ru/video.shtml (Novosibirsk)
http://ios.ru/webcam.html (Novosibirsk - Lenin Square)
http://webcam.fondmira.ru/ (Ekaterinburg)
http://www.interin.ru/webvideo/ (Lake Pleshcheyevo - Pereslavl Zalessky)
http://www.nbdbank.ru/english/web-camera.html (Nizhniy Novgorod)
http://www.nis.nnov.su/main/?id=318 (Nizhniy Novgorod)
http://www.debryansk.ru/~webcam/ (Bryansk)
http://www.tvmurman.com/live/ (Murmansk)
http://weather.tomsk.net/tmp/index.shtml (Tomsk)
http://www.rdtc.ru/webcam640.php3 (Novokuznetsk)
http://www.khv.dsv.ru/webcam.php?webcam=1 (Khabarovsk)
http://www.khv.dsv.ru/webcam.php?webcam=2 (Lenin Square - Khabarovsk)
http://www.vladivostok.ru/camera/ (nice set of Vladivostok webcams)
http://www2.kaskad-info.ru/new/little/camera.htm (Kaliningrad)
http://www.nevod.ru/local/webcam/film.html (Perm)
http://www.otts.ru/tlg/webcam/webcam1.htm (Omsk City, Siberia)
http://data.emsd.iks.ru/video/video.htm (Klyuchevskoy Volcano - Kamchatka - elevation 4,750 m - amazing!)
http://data.emsd.iks.ru/videosvl/videosvl.htm (Shiveluch Volcano - Kamchatka - elevation 2,800 m)
http://data.emsd.iks.ru/videokzy/videokzy.htm (Bezymianny Volcano - Kamchatka - elevation 2,869 m)
http://www.arminco.com/livewebcam.html (Mt. Ararat, Armenia - excellent!)
http://www.soyuzonline.by/en/ (Internet Cafe-cam - Minsk, Belarus)
http://www.21.by/ (Belarus - 'mini' Street-cam)
http://webcam.inter.ua/en/640x480.html (Kiev - Independence Square)
http://www.1plus1.tv/video/camera.php (Kiev - Independence Square / click 'reload')
http://www.ukrcam.com/main/web_camera.html (Kiev - Independence Square)
http://real.kharkov.ua/webcam.html (Kharkov, Ukraine)
http://www.kerch.com.ua/webcam/ (Dubinin Street-cam - Kerch, Ukraine)
http://www.ukrtelecom.ua/en/offers/web_cam/ (Ukraine - excellent collection of 45 webcams!)


GENERAL INFORMATION:

Russian Federation

http://www.waytorussia.net/index.html (WayToRussia)
http://www.vor.ru/index_eng.html (Radio Voice of Russia / audio)
http://www.themoscowtimes.com/travel_guide.html (The Moscow Times - Guide to Russia)
http://www.departments.bucknell.edu/russian/ (Bucknell University - Dept. of Russian Studies)
http://www.f8.com/FP/Russia/index.html (The Russian Chronicles)
http://www.russia-in-us.com/ (Little Russia In Us)
http://www.ibiblio.org/sergei/Grandsons.html (Dazhdbog's Grandchildren)
http://www.friends-partners.org/friends/index.html (Friends & Partners)
http://www.virtualtourist.com/vt/38a/ (Virtual Tourist - Russia Travel Guide)
http://virtualrussia.net/ (Virtual Russia)
http://www.internews.ru/en/ (Internews Russia - media news)
http://www.interknowledge.com/russia/ (New Russia)
http://www.alexanderpalace.org/ (Alexander Palace - Russian History Websites - excellent!)
http://www.lonelyplanet.com/destinations/europe/russia/ (Lonely Planet)
http://www.gks.ru/eng/ (GOSKOMSTAT - Russian statistics)
http://www.cia.gov/cia/publications...ok/geos/rs.html (CIA World Factbook)
http://memory.loc.gov/frd/cs/rutoc.html (Library of Congress)
http://www.gksoft.com/govt/en/ru.html (Governments on the WWW)
http://www.infoplease.com/ipa/A0107909.html (Infoplease)
http://www.wikipedia.org/wiki/Russia (Wikipedia)
http://reference.allrefer.com/count...ssia/index.html (AllRefer.com - Russia)
http://reference.allrefer.com/encyc...ies/cisgeo.html (AllRefer.com - CIS & Baltic States)
http://www.worldtravelguide.net/data/rus/rus.asp (Columbus World Travel Guide)
http://www2.britishcouncil.org/russia.htm (The British Council - Russia)
http://www.russianembassy.org/ (Russian Embassy in Washington D.C.)
http://www.amcham.ru/ (American Chamber of Commerce in Russia)
http://travel.state.gov/travel/russia.html (Consular Information Sheet - US State Dept.)
http://www.h-net.org/~russia/ (H-Russia :: academic discussion network)
http://www.cdi.org/russia/ (CDI Russia Weekly)
http://www.kremlin.ru/eng (President of Russia - The Kremlin homepage)
http://www.uznay-prezidenta.ru/ (President Putin's animated website for kids - in Russian only)
http://all-photo.ru/index.en.html (all-photo.ru / main index)
http://www.cards.ru/english.htm (CARDS.ru - Russian Greeting cards - in English & Russian)
http://www.ruscuisine.com/ (Russian recipes & cuisine)
http://www.loot.ru/ (LOOT.ru - free classified ads homepage)
http://www.aeroflot.org/ (Aeroflot's homepage)
http://www.crazytranssiberian.net/ (Crazy Trans-Siberian.net)
http://www.trans-siberia.com/ (Trans-Siberia.com)
http://www.whererussia.com/spb/ (WhereRussia.com)
http://www.russia.com/ (Russia.com)
http://www.destinationrussia.com/ (Destination Russia)
http://www.pbs.org/weta/faceofrussia/ (The Face of Russia)
http://www.sv-agency.udm.ru/ (Svezhy Veter)
http://www.worldinfozone.com/country.php?country=Russia (World InfoZone)
http://www.gotorussia.net/index.php3 (Go to Russia)
http://www.visitrussia.com/ (Visit Russia)
http://www.travel2russia.com/ (Red Stars Travel Agency)
http://www.russia-ic.com/ (Russia Info Center)
http://www.websher.net/inx/icdefault1.htm (Sher's Russian Index)
http://www.iaqi.com/russia/ (Russia Resources)
http://rin.ru/index_e.html (RIN.ru - Russian Information Network)
http://www.discoverrussia.ru/default.asp (Discover Russia - search & links)
http://members.valley.net/~transnat/ (Russia on the Web)
http://www.ru/eng/index.html (Russia on the Net - search & links)
http://www.yandex.com/ (Yandex Search Engine)
http://www.rambler.ru/ (Rambler Search Engine)


GENERAL INFORMATION - COMMONWEALTH OF INDEPENDENT STATES:

Armenia

http://www2.britishcouncil.org/armenia-english.htm (British Council)
http://www.armenpress.am/ (ARMENPRESS - Armenian News Agency)
http://www.armgate.com/ (ARMGATE - information & resources)
http://www.armenianow.com/ (ArmeniaNow.com)
http://www.armenia.com/ (Armenia Portal)
http://www.cilicia.com/ (Armenia links)
http://www.armeniaguide.com/ (Armenia Guide.com)
http://www.president.am/eng/ (President's homepage)
http://www.arminco.com/livewebcam.html (live webcam - Mt. Ararat)
http://www.atlapedia.com/online/countries/armenia.htm (Atlapedia.com)
http://www.eurasianet.org/resource/armenia/index.shtml (EurasiaNet.org)
http://www.cia.gov/cia/publications...ok/geos/am.html (CIA World Factbook)
http://lcweb2.loc.gov/frd/cs/amtoc.html (Library of Congress)
http://www.lonelyplanet.com/destina...europe/armenia/ (Lonely Planet)
http://www.worldtravelguide.net/data/arm/arm.asp (Columbus World Travel Guide)

Azerbaijan

http://www2.britishcouncil.org/azerbaijan (British Council)
http://www.azer.com/ (Azerbaijan International Magazine)
http://www.bakutoday.net/ (BakuTODAY.net)
http://www.brittany-net.com/azerbaijan.html (Welcome to Azerbaijan)
http://resources.net.az/ (Azerbaijan links)
http://www.travel-images.com/azerb.html (A to Z of Azerbaijan)
http://www.az/index_r.html (Azerbaijan Online)
http://www.azerbaijan.com/ (Azerbaijan.com)
http://www.ilham-aliyev.org/index_e.html (President's homepage)
http://www.azembassy.com/ (Embassy of Azerbaijan in Washington D.C.)
http://www.atlapedia.com/online/countries/azerbaij.htm (Atlapedia.com)
http://memory.loc.gov/frd/cs/aztoc.html (Library of Congress)
http://www.cia.gov/cia/publications...ok/geos/aj.html (CIA World Factbook)
http://www.worldtravelguide.net/data/aze/aze.asp (Columbus World Travel Guide)
http://www.lonelyplanet.com/destina...ope/azerbaijan/ (Lonely Planet)
http://www.eurasianet.org/resource/...jan/index.shtml (EurasiaNet.org)

Belarus

http://www.belarusguide.com/main/index.html (The Virtual Guide to Belarus)
http://www.belarus-online.com/ (Belarus Online)
http://www.data.minsk.by/ (Data Web Server)
http://www.geocities.com/CapitolHill/5430/ (Miles Away)
http://www.belarus-misc.org/ (A Belarus Miscellany)
http://www.belarustourist.minsk.by/ (Belarus Tourist)
http://www.ac.by/country/ (Belarus links)
http://www.belarus.net/ (WWW Belarus)
http://www.geocities.com/albaruthenia/VL/ (Belarusian History Index)
http://kolas.bas-net.by/bla/nb.htm (The National Library of Belarus)
http://www.atlapedia.com/online/countries/belarus.htm (Atlapedia.com)
http://www.belarusembassy.org/ (Belarus Embassy in Washington D.C.)
http://minsk.usembassy.gov/ (US Embassy in Minsk)
http://www.cia.gov/cia/publications...ok/geos/bo.html (CIA World Factbook)
http://www.worldtravelguide.net/data/blr/blr.asp (Columbus World Travel Guide)

Georgia

http://civil.ge/eng/ (Civil Georgia - online magazine)
http://www.britishcouncil.org.ge/ (British Council)
http://www.parliament.ge/ (Parliament homepage)
http://www.parliament.ge/~nino/georgia.html (city index & map)
http://www.georgia-gateway.org/ (Georgia Development Gateway)
http://www.geres.ge/index.html (Georgian Resources on the Internet)
http://www.internet.ge/en/ (search engine)
http://intranet.parliament.ge/newsl...lish/index.html (Parliament of Georgia - Newsletter)
http://www.lonelyplanet.com/destina...europe/georgia/ (Lonely Planet)
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Republic_of_Georgia (Wikipedia)
http://www.georgiaemb.org/ (Embassy of Georgia in Washington D.C.)
http://www.cia.gov/cia/publications...ok/geos/gg.html (CIA World Factbook)
http://www.worldtravelguide.net/data/geo/geo.asp (Columbus World Travel Guide)
http://www.eurasianet.org/resource/georgia/index.shtml (EurasiaNet.org)
http://www.oars.utk.edu/~zlotchen/georgia/ (WWW Virtual Library)
http://www.reed.edu/~reyn/Tbilisi.DZ97.gif (Tbilisi metro map)

Kazakhstan

http://www.britishcouncil.kz/index.phtml (British Council)
http://expat.nursat.kz/ (The Almaty Expat Site)
http://www.nursat.kz/?en (Nursat Telecom Portal)
http://www.kazakhstan.com/ (Kazakhstan News)
http://www.internews.kz/ (Internews Kazakhstan)
http://welcome.to/kazakstan (Kazakhstan Online)
http://www.freenet.kz/ (FreeNet - Kazakhstan)
http://www.president.kz/ (President's homepage)
http://www.atlapedia.com/online/countries/kazakh.htm (Atlapedia.com)
http://www.cia.gov/cia/publications...ok/geos/kz.html (CIA World Factbook)
http://www.worldtravelguide.net/data/kaz/kaz.asp (Columbus World Travel Guide)
http://www.lonelyplanet.com/destina...asia/kazakstan/ (Lonely Planet)
http://www.eurasianet.org/resource/...tan/index.shtml (EurasiaNet.org)

Kyrgyzstan

http://www.freenet.kg/db/ (The Kyrgyzstan Freenet)
http://www.kyrgyzstan.com/ (Kyrgyzstan.com homepage)
http://www.freenet.kg/kyrgyzstan/ (Kyrgyzstan Online)
http://eng.gateway.kg/ (Kyrgyzstan Development Gateway)
http://members.tripod.com/~AKISHEV/ (personal homepage)
http://www.atlapedia.com/online/countries/kyrgyz.htm (Atlapedia.com)
http://www.eurasianet.org/resource/...tan/index.shtml (EurasiaNet.org)
http://memory.loc.gov/frd/cs/kgtoc.html (Library of Congress)
http://www.lonelyplanet.com/destina...sia/kyrgyzstan/ (Lonely Planet)
http://www.cia.gov/cia/publications...ok/geos/kg.html (CIA World Factbook)
http://www.worldtravelguide.net/data/kgz/kgz.asp (Columbus World Travel Guide)
http://www.soros.kg/eng/progs/english.html (Soros Foundation)

Moldova

http://www.azi.md/en.html (Moldova Azi)
http://www.moldova.com/ (Moldova.com homepage)
http://www.moldova.org/ (Moldova.org homepage)
http://www.turism.md/eng/ (Welcome to Moldova!)
http://www.marisha.net/ (Marisha.net)
http://www.ournet.md/ (Moldova Internet Resources)
http://www.md/ (Moldova Web Directory)
http://www.yellowpages.md/ (Yellow Pages of Moldova)
http://www.photo.md/ (Moldova Photo Gallery)
http://www.atlapedia.com/online/countries/moldova.htm (Atlapedia.com)
http://www.usembassy.md/ (US Embassy in Chisinau)
http://www.cia.gov/cia/publications...ok/geos/md.html (CIA World Factbook)
http://memory.loc.gov/frd/cs/mdtoc.html (Library of Congress)
http://www.worldtravelguide.net/data/mda/mda.asp (Columbus World Travel Guide)
http://www.lonelyplanet.com/destina...europe/moldova/ (Lonely Planet)
http://www.soros.md/en.html (Soros Foundation)

Tajikistan

http://www.traveltajikistan.com/ (Travel Tajikistan)
http://www.angelfire.com/sd/tajikistanupdate/ (The Tajikistan Update)
http://tajikistan.tajnet.com/ (Tajikistan Information Portal - English/Russian)
http://www.lonelyplanet.com/destina...sia/tajikistan/ (Lonely Planet)
http://www.atlapedia.com/online/countries/tajikist.htm (Atlapedia.com)
http://www.eurasianet.org/resource/...tan/index.shtml (EurasiaNet.org)
http://www.cia.gov/cia/publications...ok/geos/ti.html (CIA World Factbook)
http://www.worldtravelguide.net/data/tjk/tjk.asp (Columbus World Travel Guide)
http://memory.loc.gov/frd/cs/tjtoc.html (Library of Congress)

Turkmenistan

http://www.chaihana.com/ (Turkmenistan Chaihana)
http://www.turkmens.com/ (Turkmen International Homepage)
http://www.turkmenistanembassy.org/ (Embassy of Turkmenistan - Washington D.C.)
http://www.geocities.com/Athens/5246/History.html (History and maps of Turkmenistan)
http://www.tacistm.org/intas/ (INTAS Info Desk)
http://www.tacistm.org/ (European Union Tacis Program)
http://www.atlapedia.com/online/countries/turkmeni.htm (Atlapedia.com)
http://www.usemb-ashgabat.rpo.at/linkstm.html (American Embassy in Ashgabat - useful links)
http://www.eurasianet.org/resource/...tan/index.shtml (EurasiaNet.org)
http://memory.loc.gov/frd/cs/tmtoc.html (Library of Congress)
http://www.lonelyplanet.com/destina...a/turkmenistan/ (Lonely Planet)
http://www.cia.gov/cia/publications...ok/geos/tx.html (CIA World Factbook)
http://www.worldtravelguide.net/data/tkm/tkm.asp (Columbus World Travel Guide)

Ukraine

http://www2.britishcouncil.org/ukraine (British Council)
http://www.ukraine.org/ (Welcome to Ukraine)
http://www.interfax.kiev.ua/eng/ (Interfax - Ukraine)
http://www.brama.com/ (BRAMA - Gateway Ukraine)
http://www.uazone.net/ (UA Zone - Ukraine Information Project)
http://meta-ukraine.com/en/ (META - Ukraine)
http://ukraine.uazone.net/ (Guide to Ukraine)
http://www.ukraine.com/ (Ukraine.com)
http://www.infoukes.com/ (InfoUkes.com)
http://www.atlapedia.com/online/countries/ukraine.htm (Atlapedia.com)
http://travel.kyiv.org/ (Travel to Ukraine - information, maps & photos)
http://www.ukrainetrip.com/ (UkraineTrip.com - travel & general info)
http://www.ukrtelecom.ua/en/offers/web_cam/ (ukrtelecom's live webcams - very nice!)
http://www.ukraine-international.com/eng (Ukraine International Airlines)
http://www.cia.gov/cia/publications...ok/geos/up.html (CIA World Factbook)
http://www.lonelyplanet.com/destina...europe/ukraine/ (Lonely Planet)
http://www.worldtravelguide.net/data/ukr/ukr.asp (Columbus World Travel Guide)

Uzbekistan

http://www.britishcouncil.org/uzbekistan/ (British Council)
http://www.uzreport.com/E/index.cfm (UzReport - news)
http://www.uza.uz/eng/ (Uzbekistan National News Agency)
http://www.uzbekistan.com/ (Uzbekistan.com)
http://www.uzland.uz/english/ (Uzland.uz)
http://www.advantour.com/uzbekistan/ (AdvanTour)
http://www.sambuh.com/uzbekistan/ (DoloresTour)
http://www.freenet.uz/ (FreeNet - Uzbekistan)
http://www.gov.uz/eng/index.shtml (government homepage)
http://www.atlapedia.com/online/countries/uzbekis.htm (Atlapedia.com)
http://www.usembassy.uz/home/index.aspx (US Embassy in Tashkent)
http://www.cia.gov/cia/publications...ok/geos/uz.html (CIA World Factbook)
http://www.worldtravelguide.net/data/uzb/uzb.asp (Columbus World Travel Guide)
http://www.eurasianet.org/resource/...tan/index.shtml (EurasiaNet.org)
http://www.lonelyplanet.com/destina...sia/uzbekistan/ (Lonely Planet)
http://memory.loc.gov/frd/cs/uztoc.html (Library of Congress)


CIS News / General Information / Maps:

http://www.interfax.com/ (interfax Information Services)
http://www.eurasianet.org/ (EurasiaNet.org)
http://www.rferl.org/ (Radio Free Europe)
http://www.prima-news.ru/eng/ (-NEWS)
http://centralasianews.net/ (Central Asia News)
http://www.cis.solo.by/eng.shtml (The Executive Committee of the CIS)
http://www.cisstat.com/eng/ (CISSTAT.com - stats & information)
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Common...ependent_States (Wikipedia.org)
http://www.encyclopedia.com/html/C/CommonweI1S1.asp (Encyclopedia.com)
http://reference.allrefer.com/encyc...ies/cisgeo.html (AllRefer.com)
http://www.talesmag.com/rprweb/home.shtml (Real Post Reports - World Index)
http://www2.tagish.co.uk/Links/CIS/ (foreign Embassies & Consulates)
http://meteo.infospace.ru/cities_sng/html/index.ssi (CIS weather)
http://www.lib.utexas.edu/maps/commonwealth.html (CIS Maps)


LESSON PLANS & CLASSROOM RESOURCES:

http://bogglesworld.com/ (Boggle's World)
http://www.manythings.org/ (ManyThings.org)
http://www.1-language.com/ (1-Language.com)
http://www.nonstopenglish.com/ (Non Stop English)
http://www.usingenglish.com/ (UsingEnglish.com)
http://englishpage.com/ (Englishpage.com)
http://www.english-test.net/ (English-Test.net)
http://www.rhlschool.com/ (RHL School)
http://www.eslgo.com/ (ESL go-free.com)
http://www.edhelper.com/ (Edhelper.com)
http://www.lessonplanspage.com/ (The Lesson Plans Page)
http://www.onestopenglish.com/ (onestopenglish.com)
http://esl.about.com/bllessonplans.htm (About.com)
http://www.englishclub.com/ (EnglishClub.com)
http://www.eslpartyland.com/default.htm (Karin's ESL PartyLand)
http://members.aol.com/eslkathy/esl.htm (The ESL Center)
http://www.handoutsonline.com/ (Handouts Online)
http://www.smic.be/smic5022/ (English Exercises Online)
http://atozteacherstuff.com/ (A to Z Teacher Stuff)
http://owl.english.purdue.edu/handouts/esl/index.html (Purdue University's ESL index)
http://www.csun.edu/~hcedu013/eslindex.html (Dr. Martin Levine's ESL index)
http://www.esl-lounge.com/ (ESL Lounge)
http://english-zone.com/ (English-Zone.com)
http://www.easyenglish.com/ (Easy English)
http://www.teachingenglish.org.uk/ (BBC & The British Council)
http://www.britishcouncil.org/learning-elt-resources (The British Council)
http://www.johnsesl.com/templates/teachers/ (John's ESL Community)
http://www.everythingesl.net/ (Everything ESL)
http://a4esl.org/ (ESL activities - compliments of The Internet TESL Journal)
http://abcteach.com/ (abcteach.com - stuff for kids!)
http://www.kidzone.ws/ (Kidzone)
http://www.awesomeclipartforkids.com/ (Awesome Clipart For Kids - clipart / worksheets / puzzles)
http://puzzlemaker.school.discovery.com/ (Discovery School's free puzzlemaker)
http://www.armoredpenguin.com/wordsearch/ (Dave Regan's make-your-own Word Search puzzle)
http://www.eslcafe.com/ideas/index.html (Dave's ESL Cafe Idea Cookbook)
http://www.pacificnet.net/~sperling/quiz/ (Dave's ESL Quiz Center)
http://www.eslcafe.com/idioms/ (Dave's Idiom homepage - by Dennis Oliver)
http://www.geocities.com/Athens/Aegean/6720/ (The Idiom Connection)
http://www.refdesk.com/ (refdesk.com - 'the single best source for facts')
http://libraryspot.com/ (LibrarySpot.com - 'a free virtual library resource center for educators and students')
http://www.onelook.com/ (Onelook.com - the Web's most powerful English dictionary)
http://www.etymonline.com/index.html (Douglas Harper's online English etymology dictionary)
http://www.gabrielatos.com/ (C. Gabrielatos - ELT, Applied Linguistics & Teacher Development)
http://www.itools.com/lang/ (iTools.com - a variety of language tools on one handy page)
http://thesaurus.reference.com/ (Thesaurus.com - featuring Roget's New Millennium Thesaurus)
http://grammar.ccc.commnet.edu/grammar/ (Capital Community College - Guide to Grammar & Writing)
http://online.purdue.edu/resource/en...ogy-classroom/ (The Evolution of Technology in the Classroom)
http://globaldigitalcitizen.org/blog/ (Global Digital Citizen Foundation blog)


EFL / ESL WEBSITES:

http://www.eslcafe.com/ (Dave's ESL Cafe)
http://www.tefl.com/ (TEFL.com homepage)
http://www.tefl.net/ (TEFL.net homepage)
http://eslscout.com/index.php (ESLSCOUT.com)
http://www.marksesl.com/ (Mark's ESL World)
http://www.eslteachersboard.com/ (ESL Teachers' Board)
http://esljunction.com/ (ESL Junction)
http://www.teachingenglish.ca/ (TeachingEnglish.ca)
http://www.englishjobmaze.com/ (English Job Maze)
http://www.teachabroad.com/ (Teach Abroad)
http://www.eslemployment.com/ (ESL Employment)
http://www.tesol.net/ (TESOL.net - 'Linguistic Funland')
http://www.tesol.org/s_tesol/index.asp (TESOL.org)
http://iteslj.org/ (The Internet TESL Journal)
http://www.tesolanz.org.nz/ (TESOLANZ - New Zealand)
http://www.caslt.org/ (The Canadian Association of Second Language Teachers)
http://englishschoolwatch.org/notebook.php (English School Watch)
http://www.hello-online.ru/index.php (HELLO Online! - Moscow)
http://www.ielts.org/ (IELTS homepage)
http://www.cambridgeesol.org/index.html (Cambridge ESOL homepage)
http://www.ets.org/toeic/ (TOEIC homepage)
http://www.ets.org/toefl/ (TOEFL homepage)
http://www.ets.org/choose.html (ETS - index of major tests)


TEACHER ORGANIZATIONS, CLUBS & AFFILIATIONS:

http://spelta.spb.ru/ (SPELTA - St. Petersburg English Language Teachers' Association)
http://www.dvgu.ru/rus/partner/educ...feelta/info.htm (FEELTA - Vladivostok)
http://elt.freehomepage.com/ (Net-For-Net / ELT Projects in Russia)
http://www.soros.org/initiatives/english (Soros Foundation - SELP & SPELT Programs)
http://www2.britishcouncil.org/russia.htm (The British Council - Russia)
http://www.americancouncils.org/home.asp?PageID=1 (American Councils)
http://aatseel.org/ (American Association of Teachers of Slavic and Eastern European Languages)
http://www.amcorners.ru/ (ACR - American Centers & Corners)
http://www.usembassy.ru/meet/english.php (US Embassy's English Language Office - Moscow)
http://exchanges.state.gov/education/engteaching/ (US State Dept. - English Language Programs)



SCHOOL WEBSITES - RUSSIA / CIS INDEX: [in alphabetical order, basically]

http://aafl.ru/ (American Academy of Foreign Languages - Moscow & Kiev)
http://amercenter.com/ (American Language Center - Moscow)
http://www.aas.ru/ [or] http://www.state.gov/m/a/os/1472.htm (Anglo American School - Moscow)
http://abc-international.ru/ (ABC International - Moscow & St. Petersburg)
http://abc.irk.ru/ (ABC English Language School & Summer Camp - Lake Baikal, Irkutsk)
http://www.acsi.org/web2003/default.aspx?ID=1690 (Association of Christian Schools International)
http://www.buk.irk.ru:8100/english/index.shtml (Baikal Institute of Business & Int. Mgmt. - Irkutsk)
http://www.benedictinternational.co.uk/jobs/ (Benedict International - St. Petersburg)
http://www.bkc.ru/eng/ (BKC International House - multiple branches)
http://www.bonne-int.com/index.php?...or_efl_teachers (Bonne Int. / Moscow-based recruiter)
http://www2.britishcouncil.org/russia.htm (The British Council Russia - multiple branches)
http://www.bismoscow.com/ (British International School - Moscow)
http://www.bisk.kiev.ua/ (British International School - Kiev, Ukraine)
http://www.britishschool.dp.ua/index.htm (British International School - Dnepropetrovsk, Ukraine)
http://www.dschool.ru/ (Denis' School - 7 branches in Russia / 1 branch in Kiev)
http://www.dubravushka.ru/general.htm (Dubravushka - Kaluga, near Moscow)
http://www.educacentre.net/ (EducaCentre - St. Petersburg)
http://www.englishfirst.com/ (English First homepage - multiple branches worldwide)
http://www.englishfirst.ru/training/ (English First - Russia / multiple branches)
http://www.speak.ru/ (English Language Center - multiple branches)
http://www.elckiev.org/eng/index.php (English Language Center - Kiev)
http://www.educatrain.ru/ (ETI - Education and Training International - Moscow, Tbilisi, Baku, Batumi)
http://www.fenu.ru/ (Far Eastern National University - Vladivostok)
http://www.festu.ru/en/ (Far-Eastern State Technical University - Vladivostok)
http://www.francislc.com/ (Francis Linguistics Centre - Moscow)
http://www.helendoron.com/ (Helen Doron Early English - 1 branch in St. Petersburg)
http://www.labirint.ru/edu/institute/english.html (IFL - Institute of Foreign Languages - St. Petersburg)
http://www.interlang.ru/eng_main/index.html (Interlang - Novosibirsk)
http://www.icce-kazakhstan.kz/ (ICCE - International College of Continuous Education - Kazakhstan)
http://www.ihworld.com/ (International House homepage - branches worldwide)
http://www.come.to/ihminsk (International House - Minsk, Belarus)
http://www.ih.kharkiv.com/ (International House - Kharkiv, Ukraine)
http://www.ih.kiev.ua/ (International House - Kiev, Ukraine)
http://www.ihlviv.com/ (International House - Lviv, Ukraine)
http://www.ih.odessa.ua/ (International House - Odessa, Ukraine)
http://www.ilanew.ru/ (ILA - International Language Academy - St. Petersburg)
http://www.iltc.md/homeEN.htm (ILTC - Chisinau, Moldova)
http://www.ittu.edu.tm/en/ (International Turkmen Turkish University - Ashgabat, Turkmenistan)
http://www.labaton.ru/class (Labaton Class - Novosibirsk, Siberia)
http://languagelink.ru/e/ (Language Link - multiple branches)
http://www.langsols.com/html/index.htm (Language Solutions - Azerbaijan & Kazakhstan)
http://www.lidenz.ch/ (Liden & Denz - Moscow & St. Petersburg)
http://www.linguabusiness.msk.ru/engindex.htm (LinguaBusiness - Moscow)
http://www.lingua.ru/english.html (Lingua.ru - 2 branches in Moscow)
http://www.linguamir.com (Linguamir - Samara)
http://www.lsbishkek.elcat.kg/ (The London School - Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan)
http://www.sochi.ru/Kaminsky/eng/?languages=eng (The London School - Sochi)
http://www.miras.kz/En/HomeEn.htm (Miras International School - Almaty, Kazakhstan)
http://schools.keldysh.ru/mmg/ (Moscow International Gymnasia)
http://www.ffl.msu.ru/ (MSU - Moscow State University - Faculty of Foreign Languages)
http://www.touro.ru/main.php?trg=0&page=3 (MUT - Moscow University Touro)
http://www.oxford.odessa.ua/english1.html (Odessa Language Study Centre - Ukraine)
http://www.ops.vbg.ru/ (Open School - Vyborg)
http://www.psi.kiev.ua/ (Pechersk School International - Kiev, Ukraine)
http://www.petrolingua.com.ru/ (Petrolingua - St. Petersburg)
http://www.bibsmoscow.com/ (Polyglot, British International Business School - Moscow)
http://www.russianstudy.spb.ru/ (ProBa-56 - St. Petersburg)
http://www.qsi.org/index.htm (Quality Schools International - multiple branches - CIS Index)
http://www.rusis.ru/eng/p2.shtml (Russian International School - Moscow)
http://www.saxoncourt.com/ (Saxon Court - UK based recruiter)
http://www.sris.com.kg/ (Silk Road International School - Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan)
http://www.saasmar.ru/english/index2.html (Slavic-Anglo-American School 'Marina' - Moscow)
http://www.sv-agency.udm.ru/sv/school.htm (Svezhy Veter - recruits volunteer teachers - Izhevsk)
http://www.tashschool.org/ (Tashkent International School - Tashkent, Uzbekistan)
http://www.tasulu.com/ (Tashkent Ulugbek International School - Tashkent, Uzbekistan)
http://www.tisa.az/ (TISA - The International School Of Azerbaijan, Baku, Azerbaijan)
http://www.univers.net.md/Liceul_R/enter_en.htm (Univers-Moldova - Chisinau, Moldova)
http://www.the-world.ru/ (Volga Centre - Samara & Togliatti)
http://www.vzmakh.ru/index_engl.html (Vzmakh Private School - St. Petersburg)


MORE SCHOOLS - WEBSITE ADDRESS N/A:

21st Century Integration - Moscow / Fax: +007 (095) 7503102 / E-mail: to_julia@yahoo.com

American Language Master (ALM) - St. Petersburg / E-mail: jobs@americanlanguagemaster.com

The Article Language Centre - 20 Mendeleeva, Voskresensk / Moscow region / Tel & Fax: +007 096 441-17-16 / E-mail: article@voskresensk.ru

Benedict Language School - 31 Sibirskaya, office 10, Novosibirsk / Tel: +7 3832 170341

Charles Abroad - UK based recruiter / Tel: 07818 452513 / Fax: 01638 668560 (requires applicants to interview in the UK)

English OK - 11 Karl Marx, Stavropol / E-mail: james@iskra.stavropol.ru

Harvard School of English - Kostikova Dom 17, Moscow / Tel: 721-18-43

Helen Doron Early English - 40 Kamennoostrovskij, St. Petersburg / Tel: +7 812 346 30 88 or +7 812 974 00 02 / E-mail: SPB@helendoron.com (or contact www.helendoron.com for more details)

Hello English - 50 Frunze, Togliatti (near Samara)

International Centre For Studying Foreign Languages - Republic of Bashkortostan / E-mail: guzel@land.ru

International Education Centre - 22 Kutuzovski Prospekt, Moscow / Tel: +7 095 243 6845

International House Tbilisi - 2, 26 May Square, Tbilisi, Georgia / Tel: +(99532) 940515 / Fax +(99532) 001127 / E-mail: schoolih@access.sanet.ge

International Language School 'Cosmopolitan' - 55 Fabrichnaya, Novosibirsk / Tel: +7 3832 102895 / E-mail: cosmopolitan@online.nsk.su

International Study Center - 64 Usacheva, Moscow / Tel: +7 095 9332901

KASKAD School - 3-37 Yasnaya, Sergiev Posad (65 km from Moscow ) / Tel & Fax: +79031279446 (or contact www.saxoncourt.com for more details)

The London School of English - Odessa, Kiev & Donetsk, Ukraine / contact info for Odessa: 16 Katerinska, Office 20 / Tel: +380 482 777501-577 / E-mail: lseodessa@hotmail.com / contact info for Kiev: admin@lse.kiev.ua / Tel & Fax: +380 44 241 8654

M&K Language School: 67 Aiteke bi St., Almaty, Kazakhstan / Tel & Fax: +7 3272 588-583

Siberian English School - Nefteyugansk City, Tyumen Region / E-mail: white000@inbox.ru or jamesknott2003@yahoo.com

Surgut School of Foreign Languages - Surgut, Northwest Siberia (or contact www.saxoncourt.com for more details)


SCHOOL INDEX LINKS:

http://evans-moscow.com/rent/school.html (International Schools in Moscow)
http://www.worldwide.edu/ci/index.html (Worldwide Classroom - main index)
http://www.state.gov/m/a/os/c1699.htm (US Dept. of State - Office of Overseas Schools - Europe index)
http://www.geocities.com/Paris/Left...05/univ_ru.html (Russian University weblinks)
http://www.campusprogram.com/universities/Russia.html (Russian University weblinks)
http://weblist.ru/english/Education/Schools/ (Weblist.ru - Schools in Russia - Russian & English links)
http://www.jobs-in-europe.net/russia.html (Jobs-in-Europe.net - Russia index)
http://www.infoservices.com/moscow/817.htm (Traveller's Yellow Pages - schools in Moscow)
http://www.infoservices.com/moscow/513.htm (Traveller's Yellow Pages - language schools - Moscow)
http://www.infoservices.com/stpete/817.htm (Traveller's Yellow Pages - schools in St. Petersburg)
EDITOR'S CORNER / FAVOURITE MISCELLANEOUS LINKS:


http://www.xe.com/ucc/full.shtml (XE.com / The Full Universal Currency Converter)

http://ntl.nectec.or.th/services/converter/ (NTL's Measurement Converter Service)

http://bb.bbboy.net/bbgallery/ (avatars / just copy and paste into your User Profile)

http://www.worldtimezone.com/index24.html (World time-zones map with current time)

http://www.rockportinstitute.com/resumes.html (Rockport Institute / writing a good resume)



RECENT ADDITIONS: (mixed categories)


http://beachballs.blogspot.com/ (Deep Thoughts by Nadia Moszkowicz / great photos and commentary!)

http://www18.virtualtourist.com/m/69413/ (our very own bobs12's cool homepage on Virtual Tourist!)

http://internationaleflcafe.com/index.htm (International EFL Cafe / lots of good classroom stuff here!)

http://www.bbc.co.uk/worldservice/l...ish/index.shtml (BBC / Learning English homepage)

http://www.britishcouncil.org.ge/english/schools.htm (English language schools in Georgia c/o British Council)

http://www.paintingofrussia.com/index1.php (ART-VOLGA Gallery / commercial online art gallery)

http://visibleearth.nasa.gov/Countries/ (NASA world satellite images / country index)

http://elt.freehomepage.com/ (Net-for-Net / ELT Projects in Russia)

http://www.visarus.co.uk/forum/index.php (VisaRus Teachers' Forum)

http://www.smithcity.co.uk/travels/russia.asp (SmithCity / personal homepage)

http://www.mrenglish.ru/eng/index.html (Mr. English School / Moscow)

http://www.sunnyplus.ru/ (Sunny Plus English School / Moscow)

http://www.csica.com/academy/ (ABC International / Moscow & St. Petersburg / updated link)

http://www.bkcmba.ru/ (BKC MBA Centre / Moscow / in Russia only)

http://www.efl.ru/ (EFL.ru / / in Russian only)