How to “Google”, or Perform an Internet Search, in Russian Effectively Posted by Jenya on Aug 13, 2014 in General reference article, language
If you are trying to improve your Russian by searching for content in Russian online, you might be having a hard time finding what you are looking for. If you haven’t considered watching/reading Russian content online for improving your Russian, you definitely should. Immersion, immersion, and… immersion is one of the best ways to master any language!
-Translate the words into Russian using Google Translate (or another similar application).
Tip 2! Do not use English letters to spell Russian words. You can always copy/paste translated Russian text into your search bar if you don’t have a Russian keyboard. You can also use an online keyboard, like this one, to type exactly what you want using Russian letters.
Google has certainly done a lot of work in Russia. It is becoming more and more popular with the Russian population. With that said, I believe you can rely on google.ru to perform an accurate search in Russian. I would not say the same about Bing, Yahoo or any other non-Russian search engine. If you are comfortable enough to perform a search through a native Russian engine, I would recommend using yandex.ru or rambler.ru.
Content aggregators, particularly the ones with a lot of videos, like rutube.ru, can be a great place to find all kinds of videos on a subject of your choosing. Russian “Facebook”, vkontakte.ru, is also a great place to improve your Russian if you join a few interest groups and try to participate in the discussions.