Russian Roundup – May 2020
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Two days until summer! The parks reopened last Sunday and now we’re allowed outside for walks and exercise. Tbh, there were plenty of people doing it before but now there isn’t a risk of getting fined. The new thing: masks. … Read More

Russian Roundup – April 2020
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In local news: Aeroflot has closed international ticket sales until August the streets here are being disinfected using a converted jet engine McDonalds and Burger King are offering free meals to Chelyabinsk medics the metropolitan archibishop and several other church … Read More

Russian Roundup – March 2020
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I hope you are okay. I mean, you’re probably not feeling okay at all right now but I hope you and your loved ones are healthy. If you have to leave home to work, I hope you have access to … Read More

Russian Roundup – February 2020
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It’s holiday season again in Russia. It started with a commercial nod to Valentine’s Day (“подари ей цветы!”) in all the local florist shops. Then came Defender of the Fatherland Day on Feb. 23, where presents range from a can … Read More

Russian Roundup – January 2020
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January felt like a good month for learning Russian! This year we took part in a legit Крещение celebration, the kind that has a village priest standing on ice at night, reading aloud from the Bible, with a choir singing behind … Read More

Russian Roundup – December 2019
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С наступающим! Do you have plans for New Year’s Eve yet? We don’t have anything planned so far (total 😳😳😳) but it’s been fun to see everyone getting into the holiday spirit here. This month I watched 3 movies in … Read More

Russian Roundup – October 2019
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Счастливого Хэллоуина! 😀 Have you had any interesting chances to use Russian lately? This summer I had several cool random opportunities to use Russian. On a Portland – Seattle flight, I sat next to a friendly husband and wife from … Read More

Russian Roundup – September 2019
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This month we visited D’s mom, who lives in Hawaii. I did a little related reading, including Inside the Bizarre, Racist Scheme to Import Siberian Workers to Hawaii in 1909 and The Hawaiian Don Flowing. We tried watching a TV … Read More

Russian Roundup – August 2019
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Привет! Not much to say about Russian this month except that I shared a bunch of photos from Chelyabinsk here. How was your August? To the roundup! ✎✎✎✎✎ Что нового What’s the difference between черника and голубика? How do you … Read More

Russian Roundup – July 2019
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I had high hopes for this month. On July 1st, I told myself, “I’ll do a bunch of Russian word searches!” I did two. “I’ll finish my Russian song book!” I copied the lyrics for three songs and never opened … Read More

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