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

Resources for learning Tatar

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I didn’t exactly plan to learn Tatar… but here we are, in a city filled with татар теле (the Tatar language), and it’s hard to resist. Shops/signs are labeled both in Russian and Tatar, so new words are everywhere. It … Read More

2022 Russian reading list

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After the last update (way back in July 2021?!), I finished a few more Russian-y books in the final half of the year… I read Jeremy Bishop’s Torment, a quasi-religious zombie book with (surprise) a ridiculously stereotyped Russia. To kick … Read More

Dodo Pizza in Russia

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This smiling bird is famous all over Russia. That’s right: a dodo! 😀 He’s the mascot of a very successful pizza franchise called Додо Пицца. The company started back in 2011 and is now all over the world. As of … 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

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