A dark winter

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Lately I’ve been feeling super down. It hardly even feels like we’re in Russia sometimes. Most days I’m either in an English-language environment at work or moping my way through lesson planning at our tiny kitchen table. Not sure if … Read More

Free online Russian tests

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How do you answer, “So, how good is your Russian?” I’m usually scrambling for an answer. “Um, well, I don’t know, uh…” Finally, I decided to always answer with “I speak a little Russian,” or, “Still learning it.” Both those answers are a lot … Read More


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Извините, ребята! It feels like it’s been forever since the last post here. How are your Russian studies going? In April I started doing a weekly языковой обмен with a girl in Kyiv. It’s good practice, though she a) gets … Read More