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Contrast in Russian: What’s The Difference Between А (And/But) And Но (But)? Posted by on Jul 25, 2017

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If your native language only has the basic “and” vs “but” distinction, Russian conjunctions а and но may be a bit confusing. How do you use them, and what’s the difference? I will explain the difference on an intuitive level below and will include links to additional resources at the bottom. Но: Contrasting the Entire…

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Doing Business in Russian: Must-Know Terms Posted by on Jul 24, 2017

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Following the end of 75 years of socialism in 1991, Russia is still becoming accustomed to Western-style capitalism, both in its institutions and its culture. Russia’s communist past makes some skeptical of its economic potential today, though it’s for exactly this reason that many experts label numerous Russian companies as overlooked and undervalued on the…

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5 Russian Words For Extreme Weather Posted by on Jul 18, 2017

You might remember how to talk about the weather in Russian, but do you know how to talk about extreme weather? Listed below are five common extreme weather phenomena. 1. Гроза A common type of extreme weather is гроза, a thunderstorm. It is characterized by гром (thunder) and молния (lightning, countable noun). The adjective is…

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What Are Russian Parents Like? Posted by on Jul 6, 2017

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Culture encompasses all sorts of attitudes and conventions, and one important part of culture is parenting. While everyone’s family is different, there are some common themes you may see in many Russian families. Reluctant To Praise Their Children Russian parents are as proud of their children’s achievements as anyone else. However, they are less likely…

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Are You Using The Right Russian Adjective To Talk About Nature? Posted by on Jun 29, 2017

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