Tomorrow is the first day of fall in Russia. The hot days of summer are already gone, and I am sooo happy about it!
After moving cities, the month was filled with mundane tasks: unpacking boxes, buying a fridge, signing up with a new internet provider, looking around for shoe stores after Кит protested the move by peeing on our shoes, etc. 😅 I had lots of opportunities to speak Russian, but I haven’t opened my new textbook at all or spoken with my language exchange partners. Looking forward to getting back into a routine in September! How was your August? Did you also stray from your studies or were you able to stay focused?
A few recent photos…
Downtown Chelyabinsk in summer:
Downtown Kazan in summer:
In the news last week:
To the roundup!
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Not recent news but promising: Russia allows tourists with hotel bookings to stay up to 6 months.
Holiday of the month: Яблочный Спас.
A good post from Amazing Russian on this loanword: Обратная связь или фидбек?
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Пищеблок, a new TV show about a Soviet kids camp with vampires. Kind of feels like the Russian take on Stranger Things (childhood nostalgia + monsters).
Speaking of monsters, here’s a good overview of a famous one:
Did you know that Russia once tried to launch a supercar?
A Siberian YouTuber on happened in Yakutia this summer:
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What is something you read / watched / did this month to improve your Russian?
What are your language goals for September? Are you starting any new courses or textbooks?