It’s August already, wow!
This July I listened to song after song in Russian. I went through all 100 songs on this русский рок CD…
… and then listened to more Verka Serduchka songs than is probably healthy.
I also spotted this unusual book at a local bookstore:
I didn’t actually “study” any Russian this month- did you?- but I came across lots of interesting links to read and watch.
To the roundup!
What to read
Moscow. Food. Need I say more? 😉
It’s now legal to smoke weed in Georgia but you still can’t grow it or sell it.
A few notes on Natalia Strelkova’s Introduction to Russian-English Translation: Tactics and Techniques for the Translator.
Proper Russian has compiled a useful list of Russian Online Libraries.
Page 15 of 2016-3-Summer-SlavFile: Differing viewpoints on how to translate the adjective яркий.
What to watch
Here’s what happens inside a matryoshka factory:
Ever dreamed of visiting Lake Baikal? How about using the lake itself as a musical instrument?
A song someone introduced me to on Facebook (thank you, Grace!) that I really enjoy:
Another song- Loreena McKennitt’s Night Ride Across the Caucasus– with beautiful scenes from Ingushetia.
This month I discovered Anna Cher’s YouTube channel, Russian From The Heart. Here’s an example of one of her videos for Russian learners:
What have you been doing lately to improve your Russian? What are your study plans for August?
Leave me a comment below! 🙂