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

Russian Roundup – June 2019
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This was that month, the month where the hot water gets turned off for 2 weeks. I gave up and bought a кипятильник. It takes about 90 minutes before the water really gets warm but it’s worth the wait. 🙂 … Read More

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