Archive for February, 2016

TED Talks in Russian: “People Are Conformists By Nature” Posted by on Feb 22, 2016

Many of our readers will be familiar with TED Talks, short inspiring presentations given in different subjects. Did you know that TEDx (independently organized) events were held all around the world in many languages, including Russian? You can browse talks by languages and watch talks in Russian given in Russia, Ukraine, Kazakhstan, Belarus, and any…

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Reading Russian News: Demolition of Retail Kiosks Posted by on Feb 18, 2016

An event that has generated considerable buzz and controversy is the demolition of small retail kiosks in Moscow. The authorities — and many people — felt they were an eyesore, cluttering crowded areas and offering sub-par goods. The local government also insists these points of sale were meant to be temporary. Critics of the demolition say…

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On The Radio: Preferences of Russian Gadget Shoppers Posted by on Feb 15, 2016

One of the best way of bringing up your listening skills is listening to authentic radio programs on a variety of topics. This may sound like a daunting task, but lucky for us, many news outlets publish transcripts of their shows. Echo Moskvy is one of these stations. It is considered an opposition news…

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On Time and Space: Key Physics Concepts in Russian Posted by on Feb 8, 2016

Last time, we looked at some top chemistry concepts in Russian. We are continuing our science streak — this time, with physics. Just like in the case of chemistry, physics vocabulary is vast and could not possibly fit into one blog post. Feel free to add other important concepts in the comments! To start, it’s…

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Mixed Reactions: Chemical Russian Posted by on Feb 1, 2016

Although English firmly holds the first place as the language of research and scientific publications, a lot of research used to be — and some still is — carried out in Russian. For any readers who may be learning Russian for scientific reasons, I would like to share some key concepts from the field…

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