Can you please help me find decent Russian language resources which are suitable for sharing on LingQ?
Both audio and text must be copyright free. That either means the author has been dead for 70+ years (I’m using this as a guide: Commons:Copyright rules by territory - Wikimedia Commons) or the author has waived standard copyright protection on their work under Creative Commons, or similar.
Where audio is available and copyright free AND it’s not derived from a copyrighted text, I can use Whisper to extract text from it. I don’t begrudge the work needed to format Whisperised text and am confident that my Russian is now good enough that I can proof-read what the tool exports.
Because translations from other languages into Russian are generally copyrighted (where the originals may well be copyright-free), one is pretty much shoe-horned into turning to Pushkin, Chekhov, Dostoevsky et al. Naturally, these guys are great, but there’s more to Russian than the classics.
I guess this is problem for all of the languages not most commonly studied as foreign tongues.