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

Song: Zemfira- AIDS

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  Our apartment walls have heard a LOT of Russian music over the years. In the beginning it was just my husband, listening to the music he’d brought with him from Ukraine. I’d go along with whatever he had playing, … Read More

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