Hostile Waters

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There seems to be an entire genre based on Soviet sub tragedies. This is another one of those stories- Hostile Waters: The Death of Soviet Sub K219. I read this book first as a teenager, interested in military life and … Read More

Runglish, part 4!

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Хелло агэн. 🙂 Итс тайм фор мор вери спешл вордс!     Seriously, I’ve been running into these kinds of words all over the place. Last month I was translating a document and came across this: … как мы у себя … Read More

International Women’s Day humor

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  It’s March 8th, International Women’s Day! С 8 Марта, девушки!!! 😀 😀 😀     And speaking of women, here’s a Soviet cartoon from 1974 that you definitely should watch. At first I thought was a really strange cartoon, but by … Read More

Track your Russian studies

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It might be a Monday… but don’t despair. This is the week you get proactive with your language studies! Even if it’s only for 5 minutes a day, what will you do to improve your Russian this week? I’ve created this printable to … Read More

Free online courses in Russian

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Have you heard about Открытое образование yet? They offer free online courses from big Russian universities. Tons and tons and tons of courses- 140 are available as I write this post! Click on the picture below to visit the site.   If … Read More

Russian daily planner

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  Meet my newest obsession- Блокнот счастливой хозяйки, которая все успевает.     Let’s just start right there with the title. Planner for the Happy Housewife Who Manages to Get It All Done. It’s gloriously cheesy and ambitious. What’s not to love? … Read More

New Year’s Russian with Presidents

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С новым годом! Welcome to 2017! 😀 Over the holidays, I made a bowl of mayonnaise New Year’s salad called «мой генерал»–   I made a few other things for the holiday table and wrote about them here. (Have you ever searched … Read More

6 cool blogs in Russian

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This post is totally subjective, of course. I mean, who decides what’s cool? But I think all of these blogs have their own merits, and I hope that at least one of them is interesting enough to convert you to … Read More

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