In lieu of studying Russian, I’ve been amassing an army of matryoshki.
Here’s one of the newest additions-
My mom sewed this cool apron and a matching set of matryoshki dish towels as a birthday gift. She knows me too well. 😉
What takes it to “Serious Collector” level is that this is my second matryoshki apron. (Leave me a comment on this post if you’re also known for your matryoshki habit.)
Onward to the the roundup!
- What do Ghengis Khan, Napoleon, the Incan civilization, and the King of Poland have in common? Russia’s Imperial Bank Ads. Enjoy the WTF weirdness of the 90s all over again.
- Get some practice with curse words: An Mi-8 gunship helicopter lands on a highway in Kazakhstan to ask for directions.
- Фамилия? Багров. Данила сергеевич. Do you know where that famous line comes from? Watch the crime film Брат with English subs.
- Lilia Boyko is a Ukrainian vlogger who glamorously and effortlessly travels the world with husband and baby in tow… or at least, that’s how it seems on the internet. In this video, she responds to the question Откуда у нас деньги на путешествия. (Spoiler alert: Богатые родители? Вышла замуж по расчету? Nope.)
- Speaking of Ukrainians traveling to Asia, it seems to be a trend nowadays. Here’s another one: как украинец ушел с поста топ-менеджера и начал продавать книги на Amazon, чтобы путешествовать по миру.
- Because you’ve probably always wondered, what is the story on the Russian spoken in Ukraine vs. the Russian spoken in Russia?
- Another beautiful mix of Russian, Spanish, and English, for lovers of those languages.
- In honor of the recent holiday масленица, here’s a fun read. A Russian-to-English translator ponders her visit to a blini chain in New York.
2.17 Progress Report
Okay, there is one thing I can tell you. The courses at openedu.ru started this month. My enrollment in Самоменеджмент ended very quickly. It went something like this…
As interesting as that topic is, this course was a bit… ambitious.
On a different (and more positive) note, I translated four projects this month. One was over 3,000 words! And an interesting thing happened in my other job- we were getting a lot of referrals from a random Russian website. Being the only person with knowledge of Russian on our team, I was assigned to “investigate”. It was a fun change from the usual work. 😉
Started Русский как иностранный course.
STARTED, BUT DIDN’T FINISH (can this be called делала, но не сделала?)
Russian Step by Step: Verbs of Motion. Just 20 more pages to go!
I did ANKI once or twice, but never in the mornings.
3.17 Study Plan