St. Petersburg penpal mail!

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Mail day! 🙂 My friend from Yakutsk visited St. Petersburg and sent a big envelope full of souvenirs! I treasure everything she included and want to share the photos with you… She also included, as usual, a beautiful card written … Read More

20 Interesting Facts about Russian

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I recently dug up a bunch of papers from summer school in Nizhny Novgorod. One page was a double-sided list titled 20 занимательных фактов о русском языке (20 interesting facts about the Russian language) that our teacher handed out during class … Read More

Job ideas for Russian speakers

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Do you dream of speaking Russian at work someday? Here are 10 ideas to start your job search!   1. AATSEEL American Association of Teachers of Slavic and East European Languages Sample job: Visiting Assistant Professor of Russian, University of Pittsburgh … Read More

Souvenirs

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We didn’t take much to Russia, just two backpacks and a duffel bag, so there wasn’t space to bring much back. In fact, on the return trip, we flew with only carry-on items. When TSA x-rayed the duffel bag, I … Read More

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