Archive for March, 2010

On the Seriousness of Russian Proverbs Posted by on Mar 31, 2010

Do you find it difficult to understand what Russian proverbs mean? You’re not alone! It has happened to us all. But to understand this part of Russian language is imperative because Russians take their proverbs seriously. Yes, they do.

Russian Poetry for Real Russians – Part 1 Posted by on Mar 29, 2010

Russian poets book cover

We, Russians, are very proud of our literary heritage and justifiably so. After all, Russia «подарила миру» [gave the world a gift of] “War and Peace”, “Crime and Punishment”, “Master and Margarita”… And then there are the poets. Back during the «Золотой век русской поэзии» [Golden Age of Russian poetry] there were  Pushkin, Lermontov, Tyutchev…

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Dacha, Glorious Dacha! Posted by on Mar 25, 2010

Old Soviet Dacha

A 200-sq foot house for a family of four – check. A 30-horse power baby-blue car – check. Buckets, rakes, shovels – check. We are ready for a weekend at a dacha.

Russian Numbers 1 – 100 Posted by on Mar 24, 2010

How to count in Russian from 0 – 100.

How much do YOU know about Russia? Posted by on Mar 22, 2010

Сколько ты знаешь о России? Take the quiz to find out and post your result as a comment after the post! Share and compare your score with other russophiles!

Russian Word of the Week: Клонирование (Cloning) Posted by on Mar 22, 2010

Vladimir Zhirinovsky

Take equal parts of science, fiction and the Theatre of the Absurd. Result – a shot of politics Russian-style.

Color Me Russian! Posted by on Mar 19, 2010

To learn a new language is to enter into a new world. And in this new world you’re bound to come across things you didn’t know anything about before (hence why I’m stressing the importance of the concept ‘new world’ here), things that never even crossed your mind before. To speak a foreign language is…

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