One of my tutors mentioned that it might be a good idea for me to read news. I said that I agreed, but that I prefer to read things with transcripts. Lot's of people on language forums recommend Эхо Москвый, but I've had a hard time finding broadcasts that have transcripts. Голос Америки (Voa Russia), unlike voa for most languages, doesn't come with audio. So she took that as a little bit of a challenge, and she pointed me to Первый Канал. The video and audio are both clear, the text matches the audio, and the articles are usually of convenient lengths (1 to 15 min long). I haven't worked much with this yet, but I wanted to share it with you guys.