Sightseeing in Kazan

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Here it is, the word that makes everyone learning Russian tremble in fear… Достопримечательности. It takes a while to get the hang of this word, doesn’t it? How long did it take you? I had to break it down into … Read More

Explore Chelyabinsk in winter

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Explore Chelyabinsk in winter? Let’s go! 🙂 The city opened a cool new museum last fall: Центр исторического наследия Южно-Уральской железной дороги (Historical Heritage Center of the South Ural Railway). Take a look inside the museum here! It’s probably a … Read More

Interview: A professional Russian – English translator

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Meet Andrew Sabak, a professional Russian>English translator and a current student of the famous Liden & Denz Intercultural Institute of Languages. Давайте познакомимся! Andrew, what’s currently your favorite word in Russian? A word like “защищающиеся“ (transliterated as “zashchishchayushchiyesya”, meaning “defending … Read More

Russian words #5

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Welcome to the fifth edition of Russian Words! This is an occasional series that highlights interesting vocabulary in Russian. If you’re an intermediate student of Russian and hungry for new vocab (or you don’t speak the language but you have … Read More

2021 reading list

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Last January I made these reading lists: 2020 e-books about Russia and Russian and Russian books currently on my bookshelf. In total, I finished nine of those books (well, one was a grammar textbook). The most disappointing read was probably … Read More

Russian Roundup – December 2020

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Поздравляю вас с наступающим Новым годом! This month I listened to a Товарищ иностранец podcast about fashion and watched the first episode of the реалити-шоу «Разведёнки». I learned the meaning of the word рыгаловка. Thankfully, not from personal experience! (Hint: … Read More

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