I found this old Berlitz Russian textbook and I learned that it teaches some interesting sentences. Like...
"Flies and misquitoes are useless and even harmful."
"We love our native country."
"Small countries are sometimes afraid of bigger and stronger ones."
"But can you count in Chinese?"
"I am a bachelor and up until now I haven't yet had to be interested in women's fashions..."
"Oh you men! You are all alike. You are all flatterers!"
"Is it hot in Central Africa?"
"Intelligent people learn easily, stupid ones learn with difficulty. Is the donkey intelligent? No, he is stupid."
"This reminds me of Noah's Ark."
"Is it possible that five families should crowd into one apartment? Is it really possible? In Moscow most mortals live exactly like that."
"Pull yourself together! The elevator is out of order."
"Here near-by is a little restaurant, inexpensive, where artists go. Let's go there. I will introduce you to some ballerinas."
"If I had known I would have brought a helicopter with me."
"Your friend will shout: A wolf is coming!"
"And he caught fire? I hope the theater didn't burn down."
"Who are those people at the airfield, who are running toward us?"
"When two automobiles crash, the chauffeurs are angry."
"We shall walk along the main streets, and shall look at the windows of the big stores. This doesn't cost anything and will give me pleasure."
And my personal favourite... "You do not know what is in my pocket."