Acknowledged author Marita Nummikoski wrote Troika: A Communicative Approach to Russian Language, Life, and Culture (Russian Edition) comprising 696 pages back in 2011. Textbook and etextbook are published under ISBN 0470646322 and 9780470646328. Since then Troika: A Communicative Approach to Russian Language, Life, and Culture (Russian Edition) textbook received total rating of 3.5 stars and was available to sell back to BooksRun online for the top buyback price of $31.74 or rent at the marketplace.
This communicative "natural approach" to introductory Russian emphasizes reading, writing, speaking, and listening skills. Everyday topics are presented to allow readers to begin communicating immediately. Grammar is presented as a necessary tool for communication and is introduced throughout. The book aims at comparing and contrasting cultures, rather than presenting the target culture only.