Russian Roundup – January 2022
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Welcome to the very first Russian roundup of 2022! 🥳 что интересного почитать Russian words of the year, 2021 edition. An intro to 5 cities you might not know much about: Kyzyl, Derbent, Elista, Grozny, Yakutsk. Beautiful snapshots of бессонные … Read More

Russian Roundup – December 2021
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С наступающим Новым годом! 🥳🥳🥳 Kazan is full of lights and happy faces this week. The stores are overrun with shoppers in search of last-minute mandarins for the New Year’s table. And everywhere you turn, there’s at least one beautiful … Read More

Russian roundup – November 2021
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С первым снегом from Kazan! The snow started piling up a couple weeks ago, which was great! My husband and I got in a few really nice walks. Temps are warming back up however, so the city will have to … Read More

Russian roundup – October 2021
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Welcome to the October roundup! что интересного почитать A useful post from Amazing Russian on Какой vs. Каков. Did you know that Russia is shooting a movie in space? Recipe: pumpkin bread with облепиха glaze. что интересного в инстаграм Russian … Read More

Russian Roundup – September 2021
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Welcome to a very quick roundup. 🙂 I haven’t had much time for Russian this month. My husband and I restarted our Chinese lessons on Skype, which kind of counts as Russian practice? It’s two solid hours a week of … Read More

Russian Roundup – August 2021
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Tomorrow is the first day of fall in Russia. The hot days of summer are already gone, and I am sooo happy about it! After moving cities, the month was filled with mundane tasks: unpacking boxes, buying a fridge, signing … Read More

Russian Roundup – July 2021
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Summer is high season for children’s camps in Russia. Although I don’t usually work with young kids, I couldn’t escape it this time. 😂 To be fair, they were adorable. And I quickly realized that if I worked more often … Read More

Russian Roundup – June 2021
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It’s real summer now, and Russia is again entering into unreasonably hot days. There’s a 35C (95F) band of weather that keeps bouncing between the Urals and European Russia. Moscow and St Petersburg just made it through an unpleasant heatwave, … Read More

Russian Roundup – May 2021
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Tomorrow will be the first day of summer in Russia and we’ve already hit 36C (96F) here, wow!🥵 When our apartment turns into an oven, it’s hard to be productive. Language learning took a serious nosedive in the heat. Luckily … Read More

Russian Roundup – March 2021
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Winter is melting away here as the temps climb from -3C to +7C. Here are some photos I took before the thaw arrived… To the roundup! что интересного почитать Beautiful March 8th greetings from Russia’s Khakassia Nature Reserve. Also: в … Read More

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