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Извините, ребята! It feels like it’s been forever since the last post here. How are your Russian studies going? In April I started doing a weekly языковой обмен with a girl in Kyiv. It’s good practice, though she a) gets … Read More

Favorite finds

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  Today’s Russian practice has been going through these old music books that belonged to my свёкор, Valeriy.     Valeriy was always interested in learning to play- I think he even had a keyboard stashed away in a closet … Read More

Russian Roundup- March 2016

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Overall this March was a language-learning slowdown. It started off strong- meetups, relatives, a new book- and then…. nothing. Last month’s Russian gaming company (passed that test, hooray!) inquired about a project to translate 1200 words in rhyme. Ughhhhhhh….. I … Read More

Words that sound alike in Russian

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No matter how many times my husband rolls his eyes at me, I still mix up образование, education and обрезание, circumcision. Embarrassing! (And now we can toss the обозрения from колесо обозрения, Ferris wheel into the fray.) Is necklace ожерелье? … Read More

The bad day survival kit

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  Если ты сегодня бьёшься как рыба об лед, if nothing is going your way today…      тогда вам надо этот пост, then you need this blog post. 🙂     Here are five more examples of someone who … Read More

Soviet rock bands: Кино

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Soviet Rock Bands You Should Know, Part 2 Кино It’s impossible to learn Russian and not know about Victor Tsoi. Totally impossible. You’ve probably heard it all before: Soviet rock star, frontman of the band Кино, half-Korean, killed in a … Read More

Soviet rock bands: ДДТ

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Soviet Rock Bands You Should Know, Part 1 ДДТ Okay, those glasses- I swear the lead singer of this band was my 7th grade math teacher. But if you look beyond thirty six years of frightening fashion choices, you’ll discover … Read More

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