Tomorrow will be the first day of summer in Russia and we’ve already hit 36C (96F) here, wow!🥵 When our apartment turns into an oven, it’s hard to be productive. Language learning took a serious nosedive in the heat. Luckily the weather has cooled off again and I’m excited to share more photos, stories, and Russian language tips with you in June.😊 Here are a few photos from spring in Chelyabinsk:
First up, Easter. This mainly meant tracking down some tasty кулич and other treats.
Then came the May holidays.
Shortly after that, my husband and I got fully vaccinated🎉 and I gave 2 lectures at a local university. Then we traveled to the futuristic city of Innopolis to attend an event at the university there. Check out how incredible their university looks!
Since Chelyabinsk is not a transportation hub, the trip to Innopolis meant passing through several other cities. It was the first time we had left town in over a year and a good reminder of how many cool things there are to see in Russia. More posts on that soon…
To the roundup!
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Upcoming photo travelogue: Journeys through 21st-Century Russia.
Book review: The Lost Pianos of Siberia.
Book review: Club Red: Vacation Travel and the Soviet Dream.
From the guys who brought you Russian Cyberpunk Farm: Русский Космопоезд.
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My fav new find for cat memes in Russian.
What is something you read / watched / did this month to improve your Russian?
What are your language goals for June?