Russian Roundup – March 2021
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Winter is melting away here as the temps climb from -3C to +7C. Here are some photos I took before the thaw arrived… To the roundup! что интересного почитать Beautiful March 8th greetings from Russia’s Khakassia Nature Reserve. Also: в … Read More

Russian Roundup – February 2021
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Привет from Chelyabinsk! Today is the last day of winter in Russia… although it’ll probably still look like this outside tomorrow. This month we tried something new: a Virtual Vodka excursion to St. Petersburg. When covid started keeping everyone at … Read More

Russian Roundup – January 2021
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January in Chelyabinsk: Maybe it’s the cold temperatures. maybe it’s the covid situation, but I think I spent most of January indoors on zoom. The good news: a lot of it was in Russian! Two hours a week of Chinese … Read More

Russian Roundup – December 2020
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Поздравляю вас с наступающим Новым годом! This month I listened to a Товарищ иностранец podcast about fashion and watched the first episode of the реалити-шоу «Разведёнки». I learned the meaning of the word рыгаловка. Thankfully, not from personal experience! (Hint: … Read More

Russian Roundup – November 2020
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It’s Black Friday time in Russia…. which means stores are advertising a variety of colorful sales. There’s Чёрная пятница. There’s Белая пятница. There’s even Золотая Пятница! The country also celebrated Mother’s Day (Sunday, Nov 29th) and has started hanging up … Read More

Russian Roundup – October 2020
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This month my husband and I watched an episode of Лучше, чем люди, a popular TV show about motherhood, robots, and bitter divorce. The verdict? Eh, that first episode was enough. Also, we finally saw the Disney film Последний богатырь. … Read More

Russian Roundup – September 2020
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Привет! This month I watched a fun movie called Самая обаятельная и привлекательная. It’s from 1985 so it doesn’t feel quite as dated as other Soviet films. The plot centers around a young office worker trying to snag a husband. … Read More

Russian Roundup – August 2020
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To the roundup! Что прочитать summer on the taiga modern Russian novels: what to read как сакзать: to block out a thought/noise? как сакзать: to be smitten with someone? как сакзать: finders keepers losers weepers? скороговорки на букву Л / … Read More

Russian Roundup – July 2020
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This month: I went to the eye doctor for an exam + new lenses. This guide – Очки и окулисты – Glasses and Eye Doctors – was super helpful. Whyyyy is charcoal ice cream a thing? Note to self: do … Read More

Russian Roundup – June 2020
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This month we watched a 2019 sci-fi war movie called Аванпост and one episode of a Ukrainian comedy called Однажды в Одессе. I started meeting weekly with a Russian tutor on italki and ordered a new Russian day planner. And … Read More

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