Learn Russian with an interlinear version of Chekhov's Ionitch

Kees Van den End

One of our Russian books is Ionitch, by Anton Chekhov. It tells the story of a man named Ionitch, who is countryside doctor and a new arrival in a non-descript Russian town, where there are few distractions apart from a rich landowner's soirees and his attention seeking wife and daughter.


Initially infatuated with the daughter but rejected, their relationship reverses when Ionitch finally gives up on her. Apart from relating about the monotonous life in a district town, it describes the passion and the exhaustion of it.


Reading Ionitch in interlinear format is a great way to improve your Russian language skills. The story is well written and provides a good example of natural dialogue. You can follow along with the English translation while reading the original Russian text. This will help you to better understand how the words are used in context and improve your overall comprehension. If you’re looking for a fun, easy read that will also help you learn Russian, we recommend Ionitch by Anton Chekhov.


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