How to Use The RTG's Resources:

    All of the RTG's resources are accessible via our GoogleDrive. You will have access to our drive of resources shortly after you sign up to become a member (this may take up to 1 week for this to take place). You will need to:


1. sign up for a Google Account using the email address you have given us (clicking on "I prefer to use my current email address"):



2. Sign our Terms and Conditions of use

3. Start using your new Google Drive by signing in; here's a video giving you a quick overview of how to use it:


Новая Искра

   The Novaya Iskra Russian course, primarily targeted at the GCSE syllabus, remained a Nuffield responsibility for a long time. Due to Russian remaining a "small/lesser-taught" language, it was never fully viable commercially as an independent course.


   The materials went through various editions, including a home-produced (‘samizdat’) edition distributed from the general editor’s garage, then it was published by Stanley Thornes, then there was a new edition produced by Nuffield and published by John Murray.


   From 1995 to 2010 the course was supported by the Nuffield Curriculum Centre. Novaya Iskra easily covered its costs, and reprints of the books were paid for out of the share of the income from sales due to the Nuffield Foundation.


   Later, the materials were hosted by "Tracks4Learning", but have subsequently become the responsibility of The Russian Teachers' Group. While the materials are now out of physical print, we are happy to host them in the electronic version so that you may print your own copies / host them on your own VLE. 




Our Resources

List of Russian Newspapers

Joe Burrows' Quizlet Vocabulary


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RTG website, Google Drive and Facebook: Important Information, Terms & Conditions of Use and Privacy Policy in brief


The RTG resources are subject to copyright law just like printed materials and their use is also governed by the agreement with the authors.

These agreements set out how the RTG resources may be used and who may use them. You are responsible for ensuring that you use RTG resources in accordance with these requirements. Please remember that your RTG access is for your use only and must never be disclosed to others.


What can I use RTG resources for?

You can use RTG resources for teaching provided that these activities are for non-commercial purposes.


What can I do with resources?

As a general rule you may, for your own personal non-commercial use (private study, teaching):

  • Download files for your teaching;
  • use resources in class
  • alter the resources to suit your teaching and you must reference to the author and the original;


  • use the RTG resources for any commercial purpose;
  • remove or delete any files on the drive;
  • rename files or folders;
  • move files to other folders including external;
  • make multiple print or electronic copies;
  • share resources with other professionals without author’s permission;
  • engage in systematic or excessive downloading, either manually or through the use of technical means such as robots;
  • provide print or electronic copies of material to anyone with a view of re-using them for purposes other than teaching;
  • post any content that you are not the author of on the Internet or other electronic network;
  • remove or alter publisher copyright notices, authors' names or any other means of identification;
  • reprint or reproduce any of the resources even with minor changes with any purpose other than teaching;

 As a contributor to our resources please remember the following:

  • you may share any of your resources that you deem suitable for teaching;
  • you may create a new folder on our google drive only if it is not part of any other folder;
  • you are advised to copyright your resources with your name to protect them;
  • you can manage YOUR resources as you deem necessary within your own folder;
  • you should expect the others to respect your copyright and ownership of the materials;
  • you should expect the others to treat your uploaded resources as your intellectual property;