The objective of Russian Solitaire is to build all four suits up from Ace to King.
Player is dealt all 52 cards into seven piles (called tableau), from left to right containing 1, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, and 11 cards.
The card in first pile is turned face-up. Each of remaining 6 columns has top 6 cards face-up and rest face-down.
Foundations are built up from Ace to King.
On the tableau, cards are played in descending order, same suit.
Groups of cards can be moved; the cards below the one to be moved do not need to be in any order, except that the starting and target cards must be built in sequence and in alternate color.
When a card or a group of cards is moved from one pile of the tableau to another, face-down top card from the pile is turned face up.
An empty pile can only be filled with a King and can then be played in descending order.