Hey all. Recently been attempting to teach myself Russian (I'm a native english speaker and almost fluent in spanishn b/c of school). Anyway, i'm using a begginer's text-book and it's really helpful, but i was wondering if anybody had any thoughts on those audio tapes or cds? They seem like they could help with useful phrases and pronunciation and stuff, but i'm wary because all of them state things like "Learn in ten minutes!" or "Quick and easy, no reading needed!" etc. I dunno, for some reason these ad-gimmicks just don't say "A comprehensive product that will actually help you learn the language" to me. What do you guys think? I know a tutor or talking to someone who's a native speaker would help, as would a formal class or going to live in Russia or a russian-speaking place, but sadly all of these options aren't available at the time.