Russian snack update

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Still on lockdown, haven’t seen any friends in person since the first week of March, but I’ve recently made friends with a lot of tasty Russian treats… 😂 Чаговый чай (Chaga tea) Last year I bought a box of чаговый чай … Read More

Q1 reading list update

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Russian books: an update. 🙂 The Siberian Incident This Greig Beck book was actually the most entertaining Russian read of last few months. 😂 Would it qualify for J.T.’s Russian travelogue bingo? Probably. The plot involves the Russian mafia, Lake … Read More

Inspired by a film

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Movie time! 🙂 The original movie: Inspired these… The original movie: Inspired this title… Have you encountered any books / restaurants / monuments inspired by a famous Soviet film? Leave me a comment!

5 more cool Russian blogs

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My Russian-blog reading appetite has cooled off a bit since 6 cool blogs in Russian. Maybe you have a good suggestion for me? What Russian-language blogs are you reading these days? Here are several blogs that I’ve been keeping an … Read More

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

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

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