Archive for September, 2007

Why Russian? Posted by on Sep 28, 2007

If you are wondering where Russian found me, you should look to a basement at Beloit College. This basement housed classes in many languages, but I spent most of my early time there on Ancient Greek, which I was sure I wanted to continue through college. It’s one goofy language. But that first year, I…

Continue Reading

New Station on the Moscow Metro Posted by on Sep 10, 2007

The trains in the Moscow Metropolitan runs over 9000 trips on a given day, and now those trains can run to a new station, “Trubnaya.” They quit working on this station about 20 years ago, but now they’ve refurbished it and opened it to the public. It’s stylized after a Moscow street from the 20s…

Continue Reading

Weird Russian Fruit Drinks Posted by on Sep 6, 2007

This is compote, or rather, компот. Don’t be afraid of it! Compote is not a thick fruit desert, but a watery fruity drink with fruit on the bottom. It’s like juice, but lighter. You boil fruit in water with sugar to make it. The fruit on the bottom looks suspicious, but it’s good. I’ve seen…

Continue Reading