Russian Roundup- February 2017
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In lieu of studying Russian, I’ve been amassing an army of matryoshki. Here’s one of the newest additions- My mom sewed this cool apron and a matching set of matryoshki dish towels as a birthday gift. She knows me too … Read More

Russian Roundup- January 2017
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  This is my husband’s desk. None of his coworkers know what приходите завтра means (come back tomorrow), but I think he gets a kick out of the sign. 😉 This was actually a pretty good month for studying Russian, but … Read More

Russian Roundup- December 2016
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  Is it even possible to get much done in a December? It’s more like 30 solid days of panicking (end of the year deadlines, anyone?), planning (Next year I will…), and partying. I hope your December hasn’t been too … Read More

Russian Roundup – November 2016
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  My heart got back into language learning this month! For the first two weeks of the month, I was in Nicaragua, where cops drive Ladas and there’s more going on with Russia than you might think, like this new … Read More

Russian Roundup – October 2016
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November, ура! Here are some interesting finds from October- hope you enjoy them!   Read Писательница Агата Кристи: о путешествиях, поездах и большом счастье. Иностранка в русском аду. (Or, the unpleasant experience of an Icelander in a Russian hospital.) Can you tell … Read More

Russian Roundup- September 2016
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Happy end-of-September! 🙂 This month I worked on two consistent habits in the name of Russian studies. The first: speaking Russian every day with my husband. Most days it’s a tiny interaction, but once we kept up a conversation while walking … Read More

Russian Roundup- August 2016
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It’s almost fall and I’m super excited! Here’s my tentative plan for the season: There will be long rainy days. On some of those long rainy days I will stay home and study Russian. Is this realistic? Don’t know. But … Read More

Russian Roundup- July 2016
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  My mind is so mixed up with languages and grammar right now… or perhaps I should say, в голове каша. All this studying and it seems like my Russian sucks more than ever. Now I’m hyper aware of all … Read More

Russian Roundup- June 2016
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  In just a few days, classes will start in the summer Russian Language program at Nizhny Novgorod!! You can read more about it here. I’ll try to blog a few times during July with new words and funny stories. … Read More

Russian roundup- May 2016
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  Hooray, almost summer! It’s supposed to be 90 F / 32 C today here in Portland. By the way, I’m four months into this “get used to Celsius” experiment and it’s finally starting to sink in. Just in time … Read More

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