The implementation of the educational process in context of the pandemic demanded new forms of its organization. The article justifies the need to use interactive methods in distant learning of Russian as a foreign language. The advantages of these techniques that allow to intensify student activities are shown. The author names specific forms of work in the study of Russian as a foreign language: visual dictations followed by discussion in class, work on the picture, creative tasks connected with an independent search for linguistic information, and many others that increase motivation to learn Russian as a foreign language.
Key words: Russian as a foreign language, interactive training, distant learning, group training, teaching techniques, communication.