Russian Roundup – January 2022

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Russian winter indoors.
Russian winter outdoors.

Welcome to the very first Russian roundup of 2022! 🥳

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Russian words of the year, 2021 edition.

An intro to 5 cities you might not know much about: Kyzyl, Derbent, Elista, Grozny, Yakutsk.

Beautiful snapshots of бессонные медведи in Kamchatka!

From reddit: What are the real-life (Internet) rules for вы and ты?, a discussion on whether it’s possible to translate go big or go home into Russian, is there a difference between “если б” and when “если бы”?

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A new word I learned this month: тыгыдык. It’s super catchy (onomatopoeia!) and is essential vocab for describing life with a cat.🤣 My husband says it originally meant the sound of a horse galloping. Now it refers to how cats gallop around on uncarpeted floors.

Another great video from College Russian: Slavisms vs Rusisms!

Because there’s no such thing as too much Russian verbs of motion practice:

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All about Seattle’s Lenin statue.

An MMM primer: what do you know about MMM?

My favorite reel of the month: Разница между доставщиками еды в России и США.

The SAFS Russian-y book club is back in action!

A useful image of бытовые проблемы in Russian.

Kazan street art in the snow.

A few words I learned in January: икра леща, незамерзайка, венерина мухоловка.

A little more Kazan winter for you: Никольский кафедральный собор (Nicholas Cathedral).

What is something you read / watched / did this month to improve your Russian?

What are your language goals for February?

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