Russian Active Participles and Verbal Adverbs (Активные причастия и деепричастия) After my video about the Russian village, my subscribers asked me to explain how Russian Participles and Verbal Adverbs work. Today I’m talking about this grammar. Good luck! In the table “Forming active present and past participles“ you will learn the formation of active present and past participles. Present active participles are formed from the third person plural, present tense, by dropping the ending -т and adding -щий(-щая, -щее, -щие). You will learn to form active present participles with imperfective verbs. Dear Russian learners! If yes, you are in the right place! Are you ready to revise the participles? You will learn to form active past participles with perfective and imperfective verbs.