Pushkin around the world

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The real trick to learning Russian?… it’s probably memorizing Pushkin. 🤣 Pretty much all Russian speakers know a few lines. Even dating TV shows ask contestants to recite Pushkin’s poems! Just as important as remembering his famous words, though, is … Read More

Art on the streets of Chelyabinsk

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Chelyabinsk, a city famous for meteors and industrial pollution… but have you seen the street art? More street art? I’m glad you asked! 😉 Chelyabinsk street art project More Chelyabinsk street art (the really colorful stuff)

New Russian words

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Here’s a list of my newest Russian vocab (and a few words I’m still trying to figure out)… ☐☐☐☐☐☐☐☐☐☐☐☐☐☐☐ Words my students taught me ☐ круг (shape) vs шар (has volume: the Earth, a bowling ball, etc). ☐ выбросы = … Read More

Learning Russian on Instagram

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Several months ago I saw an interesting Instagram post written by a Russian teacher. Her main point was this: following Russian teachers on Instagram is not a good way to improve your Russian. Instead, you should follow people living out … Read More

Moscow’s space museums

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If you love all things space, there are two places in Moscow that you’ve got to see: the Museum of Cosmonautics and the Cosmonautics and Aviation Center. The Museum of Cosmonautics is just outside the VDNKh metro stop. It’s easy … Read More

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