24th March 2023We completely reworked the Categories! We created new ones and completely redid all collections of words. Additionally we have verb-pairs in there now, an example sentence for each entry and a stylish AI picture to top it of.
18th March 2023We switched our Text-to-Speech audio generation for sentences from AWS Polly to Yandex. The new voice sounds so much better! It cost a lot to run it over all words and sentences but we spare not expenses for our users!
8th March 2023In the Media section there is a new tab "Radio". There you can now listen to more than 1000 Russian radio stations.
6th March 2023Reworked register/login popup design.
23rd February 2023Heavily reworked the Media section. It now features "Today's choices", "Videos", a placeholder for "Music" and the "Scenarios".
28th April 2022First mini Media feed.
17th March 2022You can save sentences to your list now, find them in My Words (thanks to user Las_par45 for the idea!)
1st March 2022Improved search
9th February 2022You can edit verb participles now
5th February 2022Simplified the database schema, unified all forms into table words_forms
2nd December 2021We started recording of all sentences with real voices (will take a long time to go through all >400,000 sentences)
15th October 2021All scenarios now have audio recordings
26th September 2021Dialogs linked from their vocabulary words
20th September 2021We have a featured dialog on the front page now
4th August 2021Database downloads now from TogetherDB, the best online database
8th May 2021Words now can be tagged as colloquial or archaic
16th April 2021Scenarios can now have audio as well - Yana is working on the recordings!
18th March 2021New scenario area: New structure, stream-like and all free to view now
16th February 2021New design, so beautiful!
1st February 2021You can now report a word
1st February 2021You can now display all sentences belonging to a word
17th June 2020removed advertisements for everyone 🕺
13th June 2020admins can add new words now
4th June 2020added dozens of new words (with big thanks to Sandy!)
17th May 2020can set "plural" as pseudo noun gender
3rd May 2020word page shows word partner and other minor improvements
22nd April 2019improved flashcard learning and introduced learning points
14th April 2019finalized word vocabulary levels
5th March 2019all learning methods now work with word difficulty levels
19th February 2019translations can have info and example now
29th January 2019translate with Google Translate (start page and search results)
21st December 2018christmas hat for the logo 🎅
7th December 2018extended the scenarios
6th November 2018search result sentences highlight search term now
3rd November 2018audio for sentences in search results
23rd October 2018audio in wordlists and category lists
12th October 2018vocabulary: A1 + A2
9th October 2018new word type "expression", for example добрый вечер
11th September 2018each scenario now has a vocabulary list of the words used in it
24th August 2018we have real word scenarios with dialogs now!
21st August 2018russian keyboard improvement
8th June 2018translations divided into primary and secondary newsEntries
22nd May 2018new section "usage" for words
27th April 2018words can now have tags
27th March 2018new learning module: construct sentences
12th February 2018audio for all declensions, conjugations etc
7th February 2018download of full words database
29th January 2018Huge update to the word editing system
27th November 2018Google Translate integration on index page
23rd November 2018New learning module: Sentence construction on each word page
18th November 2018New website structure (pages Dictionary, My Words, Learn and Scenarios)
10th November 2018You can now choose the website background in your profile
9th November 2018Google Translate function in search for users with a Pro Account
27th October 2018~20%% more words of the sentences are linked now
15th October 2018You can now also edit the accents of words
30th August 2018We developed scenarios about what to say in everyday situations like in a taxi, etc
20th August 2018We now have a privacy page
21st June 2018Words now have a 'usage info' section
26th March 2018Learning words by filling out sentences
6th February 2018Reading out of all declensions, conjugations and more!
30th January 2018New database downloads at GitHub ^^
14th December 2017Introduced tags
3rd October 2017Redesign
20th September 2017Introducing ads - sorry everyone!
2nd September 2017Added sentences to start page
28th May 2017Added more than 10 new categories
11th May 2017All example sentences do show the stresses now for all words, where possible
30th March 2017Besides declinations also conjugations now show a little hint when there is a stress change
28th March 2017Links to other sources for words (see e.g. чудо) at the bottom
18th February 2017Showing short forms for adjectives
18th February 2017Nouns now show when there is a stress change (see e.g. глаз)
23rd December 2016Ability to purchase a pro account to support the site (and to pay Amazon Polly)
20th December 2016Integrated Text-to-Speech service Amazon Polly to read russian sentences and words we have no audio for
3rd November 2016Deleted 3 000 false translation from the database
24th October 2016The search now supports partial results. E.g. searching for 'dependent' gives results for 'self-dependent' and not only results for translations that begin with 'dependent'
27th September 2016The website is now available via https, i.e. your visits on this website cannot be recorded by a middle man wiretapping the internet line
4th June 2016When learning the flashcards now don't cycle endlessly but when marked as known get blocked for some time so a learning session can come to an end
18th May 2016Trainer for you to learn your dictionary words with flashcards
28th April 2016You can compose your own dictionary now when registered
27th February 2016Mini restyling
12th February 2016Language choices per flags
19th January 2016Chosen language stored in cookie
28th October 2015Enabled OpenSearch (e.g. in Chrome type openrussian.org->[tab key]->giraffe->enter)
27th October 2015Adverbs have a link to their adjective
23rd August 2015Editing of verbs (imperatives, past, present, future)
19th August 2015The search supports numbers now, e.g. 1234
21st June 2015Info for sentence/example editing
20th June 2015Editing of adjectives' declensions (this was quite hard to implement actually)
13th June 2015Added Natalija's and my beautiful pictures in contact :)
20th May 2015The declensions of nouns are now editable
15th May 2015Discover section to browse through the dictionary. Not sure if it will actually be used, we will see! ^^
2nd May 2015New pages for English and German words, mostly for SEO, e.g. http://en.openrussian.org/en/mouse ^^
24th April 2015Editing of word translations
12th April 2015Support to enter russian letters in the search field with the keyboard icon
11th April 2015Search for derived forms of a russian word
15th March 2015Lots of optimization on the search
7th March 2015Website translation to German and fetched German example sentences and word translations
21st February 2015~150,000 example sentences from Tatoeba integrated.
8th February 20155,011 audio samples from Shtooka integrated.
5th February 2015Lots of Search Engine Optimization (SEO)
31st January 2015Going live
29th January 2015New website layout
15th January 2015First data from Wiktionary and Dicipedia
7th January 2015Start