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Word of the Week: «блаженство» [bliss] Posted by on Mar 29, 2009

In Russia there’s a ‘candy company’ called «Россия: щедрая душа» [Russia: The Generous Soul] that makes a lot of yummy chocolate products with astonishing names. The one above is named after today’s word (or perhaps it’s the other way around?) – «блаженство» [bliss]. This kind contains «молочный шоколад» [milk chocolate] and is delicious, just like…

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Once Again About ‘The Great and Mighty’ [«ещё раз о великом и могучем»…] Posted by on Mar 25, 2009

Sorry for the poor quality of this picture from the student magazine «Студик» that published my little article «Великий и могучий – с точки зрения не-носительницы его» [The Great and Mighty from a (female) non-native speaker’s point of view” in its March 2009 number. In many ways I can honestly say that «мне повезло с…

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Word of the Week: «Пропуск» [pass; permit] Posted by on Mar 22, 2009

This week was a great week for me because during it a great progress was made in my Russian life – I finally received a new «пропуск» [pass; permit, pl. пропуска], something that I’ve been craving for over a year and a half now. It does, as a matter of fact, have another, more official,…

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Russia: «не страна, а анекдот!» [not a country, but an anecdote!] Posted by on Mar 16, 2009

I’ve decided to hunt this country not for mushrooms (it’s too early for that) but for cases – «охота на падежи!». Whenever I come across interesting use of cases in the Russian reality around me, I will take a picture of it and publish it here, hoping it can – with time, of course –…

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Russian food: «Белые грибы со сметаной» [‘White Mushrooms’ with Smetana] Posted by on Mar 12, 2009

This is no secret ad for Lay’s – just a humble declaration of appreciation (and deep love!) for one of their products: «Чипсыизнатуральногокартофелясовкусомбелыхгрибовсосметаной» [chips made from natural potatoes with the taste of ‘white mushrooms’ with smetana]. Ever since I first saw this baby in the store last year I knew it was meant for me…

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